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REVIEW OF “GARDEN BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” BY DUNCAN BUTCHARD

Posted on the 18th October 2017
REVIEW OF “GARDEN BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” BY DUNCAN BUTCHARD A book on attracting birds to one’s garden, particularly by using mostly indigenous plants, has been long overdu... Read more »

MARTIAL EAGLE NUMBERS IN FREE FALL

Posted on the 11th October 2017
MARTIAL EAGLE NUMBERS IN FREE FALL Sightings of the eagle have dropped by as much as 60% since the late 1980s. Cape Town, October 9 – Sunday Times Martial Eagle sightings have dropped ... Read more »

PRESENTATION ON MARINE LITTER - MONTHLY TALK ON 9 OCTOBER 2017

Posted on the 10th October 2017
At last night’s BirdLife Overberg monthly meeting Antonio da Silva-Swart gave a talk entitled “Coastal cleanups along the Overstrand Coast, including those involving schools”. Ant... Read more »

Trip Reports

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 »

Sightings

Southern Fiscal subspecies subcoronatus along the Swartrivier road

Posted on the 1st March 2017
Lize van Dyk, who attended the Flight for Birders course at Somerset West last Thursday and Friday took these very interesting images along the Swartrivier road on Saturday. This Southern Fiscal su... Read more »

THE BEST EVER SA RARE BIRD NEWS REPORT FOR THE WESTERN CAPE!

Posted on the 6th December 2016
(Trevor Hardaker's SA Rare Bird News of 5 December certainly illustrates why the Western Cape is tops when it comes to birding in general and producing huge twitches in particular. - Ed.) O... Read more »

TEMMINCK'S STINT AT STRANDFONTEIN SEWAGE WORKS!!!!!!

Posted on the 30th November 2016
This is the first bird of this species in South Africa for at least 25 years - get there now folks. Also note that there are other VERY SPECIAL BIRDS at Strandfontein at the moment such as PEC... Read more »