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RECYCLING IS BACK IN HERMANUS

Posted on the 15th October 2018
The best news to have come out of Hermanus for some time now is that Walker Bay Recycling is up and running again! Jacques van Niekerk and friends have bought this business and are initially operat... Read more »

THE LIFE CYCLE OF AN AFRICAN OYSTERCATCHER BREEDING SITE

Posted on the 3rd September 2018
One of the main aims of BirdLife Overberg's CleanMarine campaign is to focus on the protection of African Oystercatcher and White-fronted Plover nest sites along the Overstrand coastline. The n... Read more »

TERNS MIGRATING – SOME AMAZING STORIES

Posted on the 24th August 2018
(This article by Duncan Butchart first appeared in The Village News of 21 August 2018 – Ed.) A Tern on the Tide On a warm and breezy December morning, Jennifer McKenzie of the Hermanus... Read more »

Trip Reports

LEGGINGS, LIONS AND BUGHU BRANDY IN THE KGALAGADI

Posted on the 4th October 2018
A year after our booking, our regular annual trek to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park eventually arrived, but this year we are doing things a bit differently. We had two gentleman friends joining u... Read more »

GREAT OVERSTRAND BIRDING DESPITE VERY STRONG WINDS

Posted on the 27th September 2018
The high winds this morning put an abrupt end to the planned outing to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve – half of the group phoned to cancel due to the weather and sniffles and we then decided to... Read more »

BRIAN TAYLOR CELEBRATES BIRDING IN THE KGALAGADI

Posted on the 26th September 2018
We have not celebrated the birds of the Kgalagadi Transfronteer Park for some time now. Club member Brian Taylor just returned from the Kgalagadi and forwarded some wonderful images. It was decided... Read more »

Sightings

REPORT FROM SA RARE BIRD NEWS ON 18 OCTOBER 2018

Posted on the 19th October 2018
Starting in the Western Cape, there was some surprise on Monday when a WAHLBERG'S EAGLE was seen on Pearl Mountain farm in Paarl at -33.704, 18.952. Although well out of range, this is the seco... Read more »

THE SAGA OF THE LITTLE RINGED PLOVER BY BRYN DE KOCKS

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
The Saga of the Little Ringed Plover (This article first appeared in the latest edition of “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club – Ed.) Most of us, if not ... Read more »

SOME NEW VAGRANT SPECIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA DURING 2017

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
(This overview first appeared in this week’s “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club. – Ed). 2017 – A Spectacular Year for Rarities 2017 has been a ... Read more »