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PROGRESS REPORT ON THE FISHING LINE BIN PROJECT IN THE OVERSTRAND

Posted on the 24th April 2018
We at BirdLife Overberg extend a big thank you and sincere appreciation for very generous donations to finance this project from John Kieser of Plastics SA and Dale Wright of BirdLife South Africa.... Read more »

REPORT ON THE MONTHLY TALK ON THE COASTAL SEABIRD DIVISION OF BLSA

Posted on the 10th April 2018
Dr Taryn Morris, the Coastal Seabird Conservation Manager at BirdLife South Africa was the guest speaker at BirdLife South Africa’s monthly meeting on 9 April. She initially reviewed the Seab... Read more »

FIFTY BEAUTIFUL RESIDENT BIRDS ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 18th March 2018
We feature images of 50 randomly selected resident birds taken by BirdLife Overberg members in the Overstrand municipal area - just over half of them endemic to SA. Migratory species are therefore ... Read more »

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

Posted on the 16th March 2018
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 »

10 TOP BIRD-WATCHING DESTINATIONS IN THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN AREA

Posted on the 16th March 2018
Where does one go bird-watching in the Cape Town area during the Easter holiday period? Find details of all the top bird-watching destinations in the Cape Town area at this link:  http://w... Read more »

THE LOWER BERG RIVER WETLANDS (VELDDRIF) - A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION ALONG THE CAPE WEST COAST

Posted on the 16th March 2018
Once the Lower Berg River Wetlands at Velddrif are reached from Piketberg, the first birding hotspot along the R399 is DE PLAAT. (S32º 48’05.62” E18º 12’53.45”) Th... Read more »

TOP TEN BIRDING DESTINATIONS IN THE WITZENBERG REGION

Posted on the 16th March 2018
Where does one go birding in the Witzenberg local municipal region during Easter holiday period? Find details of all the top bird-watching destinations in the greater Witzenberg region here: ht... Read more »

BEST SPOTS FOR BIRDING ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 13th March 2018
We feature most of the top birding destination in the Overstrand local municipal region during the Easter holiday period. This describes where one goes bird-watching in the Overstrand area and wher... Read more »

APPRECIATION FROM THE RECYCLE SWOP SHOP

Posted on the 5th December 2017
Fourteen children from the Recycle Swop Shop assisted Elaine and Helé with the coastal cleanup on 25 November – the report on this event was posted earlier. The BLO committee decided t... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT DURING THIS SUMMER

Posted on the 5th December 2017
BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT INTRODUCTION There are many outstanding bird-watching opportunities along the various gravel and tarred roads scattered throughout the Overberg. These ro... Read more »

OVERVIEW OF BIRDING BIG DAY MOSTLY ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 28th November 2017
In May this year members of BirdLife Overberg participated in the Global Big Bird Count and teams of members did counts in various areas of the Overberg. This was so successful that it was decided ... Read more »

SEDGEFIELD IS HUGELY UNDERRATED AS A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 12th November 2017
We always drive through Sedgefield to some of the top birding destinations along the Garden Route such as Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Valley and Tsitsikamma, never even considering ... Read more »

KINDLY REPORT ALL ACTIVE HERONRIES

Posted on the 7th November 2017
Monitoring heronries for HeronryMAP-Africa In 2014, a citizen science project was launched to start mapping and recording the status of breeding sites of various colonial waterbirdssuch as Africa... Read more »

REPORT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT MONTAGU

Posted on the 30th October 2017
We presented the Flight for Birders course at beautiful Montagu on Friday and Saturday. We were pleasantly surprised with what the town and environs offer from a birding perspective. Abigail’... Read more »

REVIEW OF “GARDEN BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” BY DUNCAN BUTCHARD

Posted on the 18th October 2017
REVIEW OF “GARDEN BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” BY DUNCAN BUTCHARD A book on attracting birds to one’s garden, particularly by using mostly indigenous plants, has been long overdu... Read more »