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GLOBAL BIG BIRD COUNT REPORT PART 2: FROM SANDBAAI T0 AGULHAS

Posted on the 9th May 2019
This is the second report on Saturday’s quarterly big bird count and covers the area between Sandbaai and Cape Agulhas. Members of BirdLife Overberg again participated in our quarterly Global... Read more »

GLOBAL BIG BIRD COUNT REPORT PART 1: FROM ONRUS TO ROOIELS

Posted on the 8th May 2019
(Report by Jenny Parsons, Aiden van Heerden and Anton Odendal). Members of BirdLife Overberg again participated in our quarterly Global Big Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithol... Read more »

NOW THAT THE MIGRANTS ARE MOSTLY GONE – CASUAL BIRDING AT ONRUS

Posted on the 28th April 2019
Five of us spent just over two hours birding in the Onrus and Vermont area on Thursday morning. It was a beautiful crisp day and having coffee in the garden it became evident that the seasons have ... Read more »

Trip report from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - April 2019

Posted on the 23rd April 2019
Trip report from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - April 2019 by Steve & Lee Peck This April saw Lee and I visiting the Kgalagadi Park for the first time, and what a trip we had! 88 diffe... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO KEURBOS IN THE ELGIN VALLEY

Posted on the 14th April 2019
MORNING OUTING TO KEURBOS IN THE ELGIN VALLEY BirdLife Overberg's morning outing on 13 April was to Ian and Jessie Walton's Keurbos farm along the Highlands road in the beautiful Elgin Va... Read more »

BIRDING AT KOEDOESKLOOF IN THE KLEIN KAROO

Posted on the 11th April 2019
We spent a few days of casual birding at Koedoeskloof in the Ladismith district with Anita. It is extremely dry with some of the dams in the area not having water at all. Our water bird count did u... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG BIG BIRD COUNT IN FEBRUARY 2019

Posted on the 7th March 2019
Members of BirdLife Overberg participated in the ninth quarterly Big Bird Count during February 2019. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” contributed from several areas of ... Read more »

QUARTERLY BIG BIRD COUNT AROUND PRINGLE BAY

Posted on the 6th March 2019
Jenny Parsons, Liesl and Aidan van Heerden Sunday, 25 February 2019 Liesl and Aidan joined me for an hour at Rooiels. We started at 8am, but the birds were quiet (it was Sunday morning and mayb... Read more »

CEDERBERG WILDERNESS BIRDS – BRIEF REPORT

Posted on the 1st March 2019
We presented the third regional Flight for Birders course during February for CapeNature employees at Algeria in the beautiful Cederberg Wilderness. We express our sincere appreciation to Rika du P... Read more »

KGALAGADI FEBRUARY 2019 – A TOP DAY IN MY BIRDING LIFE

Posted on the 28th February 2019
I had a spur of the moment visit to Kgalagadi 2 weeks ago – decided on Sunday and was in Twee Rivieren on Tuesday only booking on arrival so I received the pensioner’s discount. My firs... Read more »

REPORT ON THE 2019 WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK WADER BASH

Posted on the 21st February 2019
Wader Bash, West Coast National Park, 15th -17th February 2019 It was with some trepidation that Keith and I set off for the ‘bash’ – we were hoping for good team members and we... Read more »

OUTING TO ARABELLA ESTATE AND ROOIELS ON 19 JANUARY 2019

Posted on the 23rd January 2019
The devastating Overstrand fires changed our plans for our traditional January outing to Rooiels and Harold Porter as the latter took a very heavy hammering in the blaze. Carin then suggested that ... Read more »

REPORT ON THE DE MOND NATURE RESERVE OUTING ON 10 JANUARY 2019

Posted on the 11th January 2019
Seventeen brave-hearts participated in the BirdLife Overberg morning outing to the De Mond Nature Reserve on Thursday 10 January 2019 despite cloudy weather, howling winds and a tide not being supp... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG PELAGIC ENCOUNTERS CRUISE WITH MARINE DYNAMICS

Posted on the 15th December 2018
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 (Jenny parsons forwarded this wonderful report with awesome photographs. It was decided to post the images in large format for everyone to appreciate. So take your time ... Read more »

THE TWO STEVES BIRD THE NAPIER DISTRICT

Posted on the 3rd December 2018
Napier Birding…. Unfortunately the proposed field trip to Napier was called off for today, however that didn’t stop the two Steve’s (Bailey and Peck) from popping out for a ... Read more »