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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 »

BIRDING IN SRI LANKA - A PHOTO ARTICLE

Posted on the 7th April 2017
(Gary and Paula Combrink with friends spent some time in Sri Lanka. Paula forwarded these wonderful images of some of Sri Lanka's fascinating birds and other wildlife. Enjoy! - Ed.) SRI LAN... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK FOR WATER DAY

Posted on the 24th March 2017
Members of BirLife Overberg were invited by the staff of the Agulhas National Park to join them in celebrating World Water Day on 23 March on a walk focusing the attention on the importance of fres... Read more »

RIAAN JACOBS CELEBRATES PELAGIC BIRDS OFF KLEINBAAI, CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 23rd March 2017
BirdLife Overberg member and master photographer Riaan Jacobs joined the crew of Dyer Island Cruises on a pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai on 21 March. Riaan describes it as an unbelievable outing, wit... Read more »

REPORT ON OUTING TO VERMONT SALT PAN, HARDERBAAI AND THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 16th March 2017
An enthusiastic group of BirdLife Overberg members got together at the OK in Onrus at 07:30 this morning. We welcomed newcomers Barbara and Keith, Betsie, Diane (tied to me with a rope), Jenny, Lou... Read more »

BLACK-SHOULDERED KITES TAKE ON LANNER FALCON WITH PREY

Posted on the 16th March 2017
Here  is an unbelievable series of photographs taken along the Botriver estuary on a BirdLife Overberg morning outing today. Huge credit to Riaan Jacobs for capturing this.  &nbs... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO THE ELGIN VALLEY

Posted on the 12th March 2017
BirdLife Overberg's morning outing on 11 March was to Ian and Jessie Walton's farm along the Highlands road in the beautiful Elgin Valley. Several members who attended the Flight for Birder... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE WHEATFIELDS OUTSIDE NAPIER

Posted on the 6th March 2017
Having moved to Napier just over a year ago I have been “blown away” with the birding opportunities this area and especially what is known as the Overberg Wheatbelt has to offer! J... Read more »

BIRDING AT WILLEM APPEL SE DAM, STANFORD

Posted on the 28th February 2017
I visited Willem Appel se Dam in Stanford twice last weekend, after dropping my husband at a cycle race, I took a leisurely ride back towards Stanford. On my way a had good sighting of our newest O... Read more »

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WETLANDS DAY IN THE OVERBERG, AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 6th February 2017
BirdLife Overberg received a very kind invitation from Emmerentia de Kock of the Agulhas National Park to come and join them the celebrate International Wetlands day. After a very early start (4a... Read more »

MIKE AND MARGARET GRAHAM VISIT THREE LOCATIONS IN ZIMBABWE

Posted on the 6th February 2017
Our 18 day trip to Zimbabwe was to take in 3 locations of different habitats – Victoria Falls (2 nights), Hwange National Park (5 nights) and finally Musango Island (10 nights) set in the Mat... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT KOSTAPLENTI IN NATURES VALLEY - 2017

Posted on the 4th February 2017
(A photo gallery will be created once photographs are received from all the participants). Fourteen BirdLife Overberg members again spent five days at Kostaplenti in Nature's Valley last w... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING AT ROOIELS AND HAROLD PORTER

Posted on the 22nd January 2017
BirdLife Overberg’s first weekend morning outing of the year on 21 January took us to Rooiels and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. We welcomed 12 new-comers to our activities in a group o... Read more »