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WORLD PENGUIN DAY ON 25 APRIL 2017

Posted on the 24th April 2017
CELEBRATE WORLD PENGUIN DAY - 25 APRIL Cape Town, 25 April – World Penguin Day celebrates penguins wherever they are found; from the snow and ice of Antarctica to the sunshine of Africa. In... Read more »

GIFT VOUCHERS FOR ATTENDANCE OF THE FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE NOW AVAILABLE

Posted on the 24th April 2017
In recent months we found that several people are sponsoring others to participate in the Flight for Birders identification and conservation courses. Children are sponsoring parents (and visa versa... Read more »

BIRDING AT THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK - A MUST DO OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD

Posted on the 28th March 2017
The WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK (S33º 14’643” E18º 12’145”) is an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (SA 105) and a RAMSAR site. The Park includes the beach and ... Read more »

Trip Reports

REPORT ON BIRDING OUTING IN THE NAPIER DISTRICT

Posted on the 28th April 2017
It has become a BirdLife Overberg tradition to do an outing on 27 April. Last year Billy Robertson took us on a Fynbos exploration at Fernkloof Nature Reserve. This year Steve Peck volunteered to i... Read more »

SLOW BIRDING MOSTLY AT DUINEPOS IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 23rd April 2017
(Kindly excuse the poor quality of most of the images). We presented the Flight for Birders course at Langebaan on Friday and Saturday. The course was well attended and representatives of CapeN... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BUTTONQUAIL BASH IN THE CAPE AGULHAS REGION

Posted on the 9th April 2017
(BirdLife Overberg 'reporter' Steve Peck forwarded this feedback, together with images on yesterday's Hottentot Buttonquail Bash in the Cape Agulhas area. - Ed). Saturday 8th April... Read more »

Sightings

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 »

THE FIRST EVER RUFOUS-TAILED SCRUB-ROBIN IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Posted on the 18th July 2016
(With appreciation to Trevor Hardaker for posting this report. - Ed.) Peter Steyn and Andre Demblon made a rather astonishing find this morning near Strandfontein Sewage Works when they located... Read more »