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BIRD-WATCHING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 24th December 2020
(This overview was originally published in the Hermanus Times on 22 December 2020) Many visitors to are attracted the Overberg region by the diversity of endemic bird species to be found in the... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS IN JANUARY 2021

Posted on the 9th December 2020
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS IN JANUARY 2021 Monday 18 January at 19h00: “Getting more out of Birding Lecture Series Part 4” (Online) – 1. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: Much m... Read more »

REPORT BREEDING RECORDS OF AGULHAS LONGBILLED LARKS

Posted on the 3rd December 2020
Some of you might recall that I sent out an email earlier this year about my Masters project in the Overberg. I am investigating the breeding biology and land use requirements of Agulhas Long-... Read more »

Trip Reports

Trip Report on Napier Gravel Roads 14 November 2020

Posted on the 15th November 2020
On Saturday 14 November 2020 members of BirdLife Overberg had a trip out to Napier to sample the birds that the gravel roads and recently harvested fields had to offer. This type of trip diffe... Read more »

OVERSTRAND BIRDING - AMAZING WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED IN ONLY FIVE DAYS

Posted on the 9th November 2020
(Pieter and Janelle Verster spent some time over a period of five days atlassing around the Botriviervlei. In the limited time available they were able to record 151 species once again illustrating... Read more »

BIRDLIGE OVERBERG CWAC COUNT AT DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 24th October 2020
REPORT ON OVERBERG BIRDING – ONE DAY OF CWAC COUNTS AT THE DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE Representatives of CapeNature requested BirdLife Overberg members to undertake regular quarterly CWACs (C... Read more »

Sightings

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG SINCE THE OUTBREAK OF THE PANDEMIC

Posted on the 13th January 2021
We reacted to the COVID19 lockdown period by requesting members, collaborators and friends to report bird species recorded in the Overberg each month. This had proven to be very popular with at lea... Read more »

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING JANUARY 2020

Posted on the 3rd January 2021
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of January 2021. Keep in mind that... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING DECEMBER 2020

Posted on the 30th December 2020
Members of BirdLife Overberg started recording birds seen in their gardens during the initial level 5 COVID19 lockdown period in April. This proved to be very enjoyable, entertaining and interestin... Read more »