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

Posted on the 13th December 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 13th December 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 13th December 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 »

BEST SPOTS FOR BIRDING ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST DURING THIS SUMMER

Posted on the 11th December 2018
We feature most of the top birding destination in the Overstrand local municipal region during the summer holiday period. This describes where one goes bird-watching in the Overstrand area and wher... Read more »

WHERE TO BIRD IN THE WITZENBERG REGION THIS SUMMER

Posted on the 11th December 2018
Where does one go birding in the Witzenberg local municipal region during summer holiday period? Find details of all the top bird-watching destinations in the greater Witzenberg region here: ht... Read more »

ANNOUNCEMENT OF BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

Posted on the 10th December 2018
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 16TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF BIRDLIFE OVERBERG TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2019 AT 18h30 FOR 19h00 AT MOLLERGREN PARK, HERMANUS Notice is here... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP REPORT FOR 8 DECEMBER

Posted on the 8th December 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s last monthly CleanMarine coastal cleanup for the year was held at Onrus early this morning. Our partners, Antonio da Sylva-Swart from the Coastal Cleanup Conservation Trus... Read more »

BRIAN TAYLOR CELEBRATING BIRDS OF PREY AT THE YEAR-END FUNCTION

Posted on the 29th November 2018
The BirdLife Overberg year-end function was very entertaining as we invited seven members to showcase their favourite photographs taken during the year. They were all invited to select their own th... Read more »

BIRD IDENTIFICATION AND APPRECIATION HIKES AND DRIVES

Posted on the 21st November 2018
We are receiving several requests for participation in my bird identification and appreciation hikes and drives. We usually do it only once a month, but have decided to do it more regularly over th... Read more »

THE LIFE CYCLE OF AN AFRICAN OYSTERCATCHER BREEDING SITE

Posted on the 3rd September 2018
One of the main aims of BirdLife Overberg's CleanMarine campaign is to focus on the protection of African Oystercatcher and White-fronted Plover nest sites along the Overstrand coastline. The n... Read more »

TERNS MIGRATING – SOME AMAZING STORIES

Posted on the 24th August 2018
(This article by Duncan Butchart first appeared in The Village News of 21 August 2018 – Ed.) A Tern on the Tide On a warm and breezy December morning, Jennifer McKenzie of the Hermanus... Read more »

NEW SERIES ON FIGHTING THE PLASTIC WASTE AND LITTER MONSTER

Posted on the 9th August 2018
The Overstrand municipality started with waste recycling many years ago and most of us have become used to doing our bit to recycle towards a cleaner environment. Hermanus has further won several e... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG XMAS IN JULY DINNER ON 28 JULY 2018

Posted on the 31st July 2018
It would be impossible to meaningfully describe the success of Saturday evening’s event. We therefore decided to only give a brief overview. Descriptive images are being loaded systematically... Read more »

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAD ASSISTED WITH XMAS IN JULY DINNER

Posted on the 30th July 2018
We would like to express our appreciation to sponsors, members and friends who had contributed so much to the success of our Xmas in July event on 28 July 2018. DONORS AND PARTNERS Dale Wri... Read more »

COASTAL CLEANUP REPORT FOR 14 JULY 2018

Posted on the 15th July 2018
Participation in yesterday’s BirdLife Overberg coastal clean-up was a bit of a disaster due to a variety of reasons. The weather was not good and several people did not come out and the same ... Read more »