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A FLIGHT HIGHER BIRD APPRECIATION COURSE

Posted on the 21st May 2019
We have recently launched “A FLIGHT HIGHER”, a bird appreciation course designed for intermediate and more experienced bird-watchers. We are extremely happy with the outcomes of this co... Read more »

BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA CODE OF ETHICS

Posted on the 2nd May 2019
There had been several recent complaints about the bad behaviour of bird-watchers from different areas of the country. In our area complaints from the Rooiels site are of particular concern. For th... Read more »

MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 11 FEBRUARY 2019.

Posted on the 12th February 2019
MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 11 FEBRUARY 2019. WELCOME Anton welcomed everyone and projected apologies received, together with those members who could not at... Read more »

Kamfers Dam’s flamingos – comments from Mark Anderson, CEO of BirdLife South Africa

Posted on the 6th February 2019
Kimberley, 6 February 2019 -- The situation unfolding at the Lesser Flamingo breeding colony at Kamfers Dam near Kimberley is now in its 14th day. It has seen an ardent community of passionate and ... Read more »

A SPECIAL LAUNCH FOR WORLD WETLANDS DAY AT KEURBOS

Posted on the 1st February 2019
Special announcement on International Wetlands Day Jessie Walton’s new hide at Keurbos in the beautiful Elgin Valley was officially opened on 27 January and this certainly is a wonderful ad... Read more »

CELEBRATING THE SECRETARYBIRD AS THE BIRD OF THE YEAR

Posted on the 23rd January 2019
CELEBRATING THE SECRETARYBIRD AS THE BIRD OF THE YEAR The BirdLife Overberg monthly talks for 2019 started with a bang on 21 January as we had one of the best attendances yet in the club’s ... Read more »

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 »