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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 21 OCTOBER 2017

Posted on the 22nd October 2017
Ten members of BirdLife Overberg and four committee members of the Groenberg branch of the DA participated in the first monthly coastal cleanup along the eastern shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg N... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES

Posted on the 9th October 2017
INTAKA ISLAND 2017 I had the privilege of taking part in the 'Flight for birders' course with Anton Odendal this weekend. What a joy to listen to someone speak with such passion and aut... Read more »

ANOTHER GREAT TRIP REPORT ON THE TANQUA KAROO BY BRIAN VANDERWALT

Posted on the 3rd October 2017
Brian Vanderwalt produced this excellent report on a birding trip to the Tanqua Karoo - I chucked in some of my images to illustrate a few species Did an overnight trip to Tanqua Karoo with ... Read more »

YET ANOTHER GREAT OVERBERG BIRDING TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 2nd October 2017
Birding my home patch on Thursday 29 September (From Gabrielskloof Estate down the Swartrivier Road, Rooisand, Bot River lagoon and Harold Porter) The dawn chorus woke me up on a clear sunny da... Read more »

REPORT ON A BIRDING HIKE ALONG THE ONRUS AND VERMONT SHORELINE

Posted on the 30th September 2017
We went on a slow birding hike along the coastal path at Onrus and Vermont this morning. We started at the parking area of the Harderbaai Marine Reserve and immediately picked up at least 12 Whimbr... Read more »

THE PECKS IN THE SHIPANDANI OVERNIGHT HIDE, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 7th September 2017
(This is the first report that we have received of members spending an evening in an overnight hide in Kruger. It certainly seems worth the effort. Not to mention the photographic opportunities - s... Read more »

STEVE PECK IN THE KRUGER NP - PART 1

Posted on the 30th August 2017
(Steve and Lee Peck visited Kruger for the first and returned with a wonderful selection of images - enjoy. - Ed.) KNP August 2017 Part 1 Even though Lee and I didn’t need an excuse ... Read more »

JENNY PARSONS AND FRIENDS BIRD THE BREEDE RIVER REGION

Posted on the 23rd August 2017
Weekend away in the Overberg – Aloe Ridge Lodge We left Pringle Bay on Thursday (17 August 2017) at lunch time. It was cold and overcast with a little bit of drizzle. We were headed away f... Read more »

THE QUARTERLY OVERBERG BIG BIRD COUNT - 19 AUGUST 2017

Posted on the 21st August 2017
Members of BirdLife Overberg undertook the second quarterly Big Bird Count on Saturday 19 August 2017. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” contributed from several areas of... Read more »

RICHARD AND PETER BIRDS IN THE STANFORD AREA

Posted on the 20th August 2017
Richard Masson reports on their bird count between Danger Point and Stanford:                     ... Read more »

OVERBERG BIG BIRD DAY AT VERMONT, ONRUS AND SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 20th August 2017
Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday 13 May by participating informally in the Global Big Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.... Read more »

OVERBERG WHEATBELT CANOLA DAY WITH HIGH WINDS

Posted on the 8th August 2017
                    Elaine and myself decided to take the day off to check out the canola fields aroun... Read more »

Somerset West Bird Club Weekend Outing to Oewerzicht Farm and Greyton

Posted on the 3rd August 2017
As club secretary, I had the privilege of arranging a weekend stay from 5–7 May for 18 of us at Oewerzicht which is a fully operational farm, 9kms from Greyton, harvesting apples, pears, broc... Read more »

REPORT ON THE TANKWA KAROO BIRDING WEEKEND 2017

Posted on the 25th July 2017
The sixth annual Tankwa Karoo Birding Bonanza weekend, hosted by the SANParks Honorary Rangers Boland Region, was held from 31 March to 2 April in the Tankwa Karoo National Park. Guests were welcom... Read more »

AGULHAS PLAINS BIRDING REPORT

Posted on the 3rd July 2017
(Dr Wim de Klerk posted this report on the CapeBirdnet. - Ed.) Hi All, A birding report for those interested! For the past 2 months the Agulhas Plain was not at it its best for birding due to... Read more »