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IMPORTANT OVERSTRAND SIGHTINGS & BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS AND NEWS IN 2018

Posted on the 11th February 2018
IMPORTANT SIGHTINGS, EVENTS AND NEWS IN 2018 At the beginning of the year it was decided to maintain regular updates of rare birds seen in our region, together with a brief overview of BirdLife O... Read more »

BIRDING – IN MY BACKYARD!

Posted on the 6th December 2017
(This article by Jenny Parsons appeared in the December edition of ‘Pringle Post’ – Ed.) Moving permanently to Pringle Bay 8 years ago made us so much more aware of our amazin... Read more »

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

Posted on the 5th December 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

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES

Posted on the 19th February 2018
PINELANDS ON 9 & 10 FEBRUARY 2018 To dear Anton and Elaine, Thank you for an excellent two days of bird identification course on the 9th and 10th February. We both felt we learned a ... Read more »

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS

Posted on the 1st February 2018
What a beautiful setting. On the edge of the Vermont Salt-pan – 8 of us in this double storey “cottage”, and a stone’s throw away a further posse of Somerset West Birders. T... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 16th January 2018
BLO outing to De Mond, led by Chris Cheetham on Thursday 11 January 2018 Kindly note that a wonderful selection of images taken by members is available at the photo gallery at this link: ht... 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 »

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 »