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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 »

BIRDING AT NAPIER SEWAGE WORKS

Posted on the 28th June 2017
A glimpse into Napier Sewage works It may not be in the league of the Paarl or Strandfontein sewage works but my little offering on the outskirts of Napier deserves a visit if you are in the a... Read more »

FIELD TRIP TO BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 26th May 2017
(Steve and Lee Peck spent a day at the Bontebok National Park and brought back this report & images. It once again illustrates how underrated this reserve is as a birding destination. My detail... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS

Posted on the 24th May 2017
BOSHEUWEL IN THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK ON 11 & 12 MAY Hi Anton Just wanted to say thank you for your enthralling and so informative course this last Thursday and Friday. I thoroughly enj... Read more »

OUTSTANDING AUTUMN BIRDING MOSTLY IN THE OVERSTRAND AREA

Posted on the 24th May 2017
(Brian Vanderwalt posted this report on the CapeBirdNet. I added images by BirdLife Overberg members. - Ed.) Took an American client to Betty’s Bay area yesterday with “will the Roc... Read more »

SOME MORE GREAT PELAGIC BIRDS SEEN WITH DYER ISLAND CRUISES

Posted on the 23rd May 2017
Brian Taylor took part in the pelagic cruise with Hennie Otto of Dyer Island Cruises on an outing from Kleinbaai last Saturday. He came back with some cracking photographs and we share a few herewi... Read more »

AWESOME BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - GLOBAL BIG DAY REPORT

Posted on the 15th May 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 »

GLOBAL BIG BIRD COUNT IN AND AROUND NAPIER

Posted on the 14th May 2017
(Steve Peck volunteered to assist other BirdLife Overberg members by counting birds during Global Big Day. He managed to add more than 70 species in and around his home-patch at Napier. Enjoy his s... Read more »

COUNTING BIG BIRDS OUTSIDE NAPIER FROM A MOUNTAIN BIKE

Posted on the 2nd May 2017
Napier - Wheatbelt report Following a really successful day outing along the dirt roads leading out from Napier into the Overberg wheatbelt last week I decided to spend a couple of hours today... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDING OUTING IN THE NAPIER DISTRICT

Posted on the 28th April 2017
It has become a BirdLife Overberg tradition to do an outing on 27 April. Last year Billy Robertson took us on a Fynbos exploration at Fernkloof Nature Reserve. This year Steve Peck volunteered to i... Read more »

SLOW BIRDING MOSTLY AT DUINEPOS IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 23rd April 2017
(Kindly excuse the poor quality of most of the images). We presented the Flight for Birders course at Langebaan on Friday and Saturday. The course was well attended and representatives of CapeN... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BUTTONQUAIL BASH IN THE CAPE AGULHAS REGION

Posted on the 9th April 2017
(BirdLife Overberg 'reporter' Steve Peck forwarded this feedback, together with images on yesterday's Hottentot Buttonquail Bash in the Cape Agulhas area. - Ed). Saturday 8th April... Read more »