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New proceedings launched to protect Mpumalanga strategic water source area from coal mining

Posted on the 13th June 2018
Last week, the coalition of eight community and civil society organisations that is resisting Atha-Africa Ventures’ proposed coal mine inside a Protected Area and Strategic Water Source Area ... Read more »

REPORT ON TALK ON CAPE ROCK-JUMPERS ON 14 MAY 2018

Posted on the 20th May 2018
The BirdLife Overberg monthly talk on 14 May was again a huge success as we were given new insights into the conservation plight of the Cape Rock-jumper, our club’s logo bird. Kirsten Oswald ... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 12 MAY 2018

Posted on the 12th May 2018
The BirdLife Overberg Coastal Cleanup on 12 May 2018 was at the Onrus beach. It was once again done with the children of the Recycle Swop Shop and with the generous support of the Milkwood restaura... Read more »

Trip Reports

GENTLE BIRDING CRUISE DOWN THE KLEIN RIVER ON THE LADY STANFORD

Posted on the 6th June 2018
Now here is another huge feather in the Cape Whale Coast’s already impressive bird-watching cap. This morning members of BirdLife Overberg went on a slow cruise along the Klein River from Sta... Read more »

QUARTERLY BIG BIRD COUNT BETWEEN SWARTRIVIER AND ROOIELS

Posted on the 29th May 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s Quarterly Big Birding Day on Saturday, 26 May 2018 Kleinmond lagoon, Arabella Estate, the Karwyderskraal and Swartrivier roads, Stony Point and Rooiels  Team: C... Read more »

AWESOME BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - GLOBAL BIG DAY REPORT FOR MAY 2018

Posted on the 26th May 2018
Members of BirdLife Overberg again participated in our quarterly Global Big Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” co... Read more »

Sightings

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 »

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 »