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REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 12 MAY 2018

Posted on the 12th May 2018
The BirdLife Overberg Coastal Cleanup on 12 May 2018 was at the Onrus beach. It was once again done with the children of the Recycle Swop Shop and with the generous support of the Milkwood restaura... Read more »

THE WAR AGAINST CIGARETTE BUTTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 28th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

PROTECTING BREEDING SITES OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS AND WHITE-FRONTED PLOVERS ALONG OUR COASTLINE – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 28th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

Trip Reports

MORE OUTSTANDING OVERBERG BIRDING - JENNY PARSONS REPORTS

Posted on the 5th May 2018
Big Birding Day – over a few days covering Rooiels, Pringle Bay, Harold Porter & Kleinmond lagoon (25 February – 3 March 2018) (Text and images by Jenny Parsons). When the not... Read more »

EGYPT BIRDING - CRUISING THE NILE

Posted on the 3rd May 2018
Shuffle your feathers for birds aplenty up the Nile MC Botha What birds would one see on a 5-day trip on the Nile? Maybe the odd heron and a few egrets among reeds or on a distant sandban... Read more »

BirdLife Overberg Field Trip at Napier – 28 April 2018

Posted on the 28th April 2018
A dozen intrepid birders met at Napier sewage works for the start of a morning’s birding in the Napier area. A slow walk around the works revealed the usually suspects…Red-billed ... 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 »