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WORDS OF APPRECIATION FROM MARLIEN BRUWER

Posted on the 13th August 2017
To: The Committee and all members of BirdLife Overberg: Our team is immensely grateful for the way the Bird Club members opened their hearts to our three charities the Lighthouse, Little Fishes... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG XMAS IN JULY DINNER

Posted on the 31st July 2017
It would be impossible to meaningfully describe the success of Saturday evening’s event. We therefore decided to give brief overviews without images. Descriptive images will be loaded systema... Read more »

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAD ASSISTED WITH XMAS IN JULY

Posted on the 31st July 2017
We would like to express our appreciation to members and friends who had contributed so much to the success of our Xmas in July event on 29 July FOR DONATIONS OF WINE: Louis Alberts Geoff... Read more »

Trip Reports

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 »

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 »