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BIRDS AROUND THE OUDEBAASKRAAL DAM, TANKWA KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 5th April 2020
BIRDS AROUND THE OUDEBAASKRAAL DAM, TANKWA KAROO NATIONAL PARK By ALBERT VAN REENEN (This article first appeared in the March 2020 in the Tankwa Karoo News – Vol 6 Edition 1. The images... Read more »

LOCKED DOWN BIRDING STORIES BY BIRDLIFE OVERBERG MEMBERS

Posted on the 1st April 2020
We are receiving some lovely images (and stories) taken by BirdLife Overberg members in their gardens despite being locked down. CHICKEN THIEF (Steve Peck sent this marvellous story and image... Read more »

APPRECIATION TO THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CHARITY GOLF DAY DONORS AND SPONSORS OF PRIZES

Posted on the 25th March 2020
The BirdLife Overberg Charity Golf Day in support of our CleanMarine campaign was to have been presented at the Hermanus Golf Club on Friday 3 April. This event can obviously not go ahead due to th... Read more »

Trip Reports

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE MONTHLY COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 29 FEBRUARY 2020

Posted on the 1st March 2020
Nineteen members and volunteers participated in the monthly BirdLife Overberg CleanMarine coastal clean-up, this time along the second section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve shoreline &ndas... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING AT ROOIELS AND HAROLD PORTER IN POOR WEATHER

Posted on the 23rd February 2020
BirdLife Overberg’s annual morning outing to Rooiels and the Harold Porter Botanical Garden was postponed in January due to gale force winds and yesterday was not much better. Twenty-four clu... Read more »

BIRDING DELIGHTS FROM THE BARRY HOUSE GARDEN ON RIVERTON STUD, ROBERTSON DISTRICT

Posted on the 12th February 2020
Duncan and Natasha Barry requested us to develop a bird checklist for Riverton Stud and three small groups of BirdLife Overberg members jumped at the opportunity to spend two nights each at the his... Read more »

Sightings

PALMNUT VULTURE AND LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE

Posted on the 31st December 2019
Very interesting sightings in our region this week include an immature PALMNUT VULTURE at Pringle Bay and a LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE on the farm Klip Drift south-east of Grootvadersbosch in the Swellen... Read more »

LESSER STRIPED SWALLOWS IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 11th November 2019
We are receiving increased reports and photographs of Lesser Striped Swallows in the Western Cape Province. The birds breeding on the bridge on the N2 between Sedgefield and Knysna at the turnoff t... Read more »

KING PENGUIN NEAR CAPE POINT

Posted on the 1st November 2019
(The King Penguin at Buffelsbay near Cape Point caused a huge sensation in birding circles this week. Our appreciation goes to Trevor Hardaker for his report, as well as the latest unfortunate news... Read more »