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BIRDING TALKS TO BE ORDERED FOR FORWARDING BY WeTransfer

Posted on the 20th October 2021
BIRDING TALKS TO BE ORDERED FOR FORWARDING BY WeTransfer The contents of the ‘Flight for Birders’, ‘Flight Higher’ and ‘The Secret Life of Raptors’ courses ... Read more »

THE LIFE CYCLE OF AN AFRICAN OYSTERCATCHER BREEDING SITE

Posted on the 7th September 2021
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 »

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS

Posted on the 7th September 2021
FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS (Based on research and development work initially undertaken by the Nature’s Valley Trust) People rush to beaches no... Read more »

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR WHITE-FRONTED PLOVER SAFETY

Posted on the 7th September 2021
FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR WHITE-FRONTED PLOVER SAFETY (Based on research and development work initially undertaken by the Nature’s Valley Trust) People rush to beaches not knowing what risk... Read more »

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY

Posted on the 30th August 2021
The first Saturday in September has been International Vulture Awareness Day for several years now. We decided to celebrate this occasion by posting a selection of images of these magnificent birds... Read more »

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT ON FISHING RESTRICTIONS AROUND AFRICAN PENGUIN COLONIES

Posted on the 11th August 2021
The African Penguin is in crisis and, without urgent management interventions Africa is in danger of losing its only penguin species, one of only 18 penguin species globally. BirdLife South Afr... Read more »

One-Eyed Owls - Can they survive?

Posted on the 9th August 2021
One-Eyed Owls - Can they survive? Recently, I saw and photographed a Spotted Eagle-Owl near Napier, in the middle of the day, that appeared to have one eye darker than the other. Initially,... Read more »

BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA CODE OF ETHICS

Posted on the 30th July 2021
We, the membership of BirdLife South Africa, believe that birders have an obligation at all times to protect wildlife and the natural environment. We therefore pledge ourselves to provide leadershi... Read more »

OBITUARY: DUNCAN BUTCHART

Posted on the 8th July 2021
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Duncan Butchart after a battle with cancer. We were blessed to have such a talented conservationist as a member of BirdLife Overberg – an outstandin... Read more »

INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS DURING JUNE 2021

Posted on the 26th June 2021
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all who had supported and assisted us with our objections to the development of the distillery at Rooiels. We hope that sanity will prevail and th... Read more »

INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS DURING MAY 2021

Posted on the 30th May 2021
We have again received some very interesting reports during this month, too many to report on. We feature a small selection of our personal favourites: The sta... Read more »

A PROVISIONAL BIRD CHECKLIST FOR THE OVERBERG REGION

Posted on the 5th May 2021
BIRDS OF THE OVERBERG – A PROVISIONAL CHECKLIST (This checklist was compiled in May 2021 after the completion of Steve Peck's report on birds recorded in the Overberg region during th... Read more »

THE ENDEMIC BIRD SPECIES OF THE LANGEBERG REGION

Posted on the 17th April 2021
(These are provisional lists of the endemic and near-endemic bird species recorded in the Langeberg local municipal region of the Western Cape. All comments on changes, corrections and additions wo... Read more »

INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS OF BIRDS DURING MARCH 2021

Posted on the 31st March 2021
We have received too many interesting photographs and stories during March, with the result that we only selected a few of these. Keep in mind that the photo gallery of images taken by members will... Read more »

INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS OF BIRDS DURING FEBRUARY 2021

Posted on the 23rd February 2021
It was decided to start with a new monthly series illustrating interesting images received from members. It is hoped that this will spark more interest in the fascinating birds around us. ... Read more »