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REPORT ON A MORNING OUTING TO GREYTON

Posted on the 12th September 2021
On Saturday BirdLife Overberg’s first official morning outing for a while took us along the ‘Helderstroom prison road’ along the Sonderend River to Greyton. Unfortunately only fou... Read more »

Trip report: Marloth Nature Reserve and Bontebok National Park

Posted on the 29th August 2021
Last week, Lee and I took our first break away since the start of the pandemic and headed out to the Swellendam area, staying at Marloth Nature Reserve. This was our first visit to the reserve ... Read more »

Report on our visit to the southern sections of the Kruger National Park

Posted on the 9th June 2021
Report on our visit to the southern sections of the Kruger National Park – 14 to 28 May 2021 (Report and images by Theanette Staal) A visit to the Kruger National Park is always a tre... Read more »

BIRDING IN THE KLAASVOOGDS REGION NEAR ROBERTSON

Posted on the 16th May 2021
Members of BirdLife Overberg received an invitation to visit the Galloway Guest House in Klaasvoogds West outside Robertson to explore birding opportunities in the region. Nine of us stayed in the ... Read more »

CASUAL BIRDING AT STANFORD

Posted on the 25th April 2021
A few of us enjoyed a very enjoyable outing to Stanford yesterday. Conditions were not optimal for birding as it was a typical in-between autumn day and there was a cross-country race with us havin... Read more »

Trip Report on Napier Gravel Roads 14 November 2020

Posted on the 15th November 2020
On Saturday 14 November 2020 members of BirdLife Overberg had a trip out to Napier to sample the birds that the gravel roads and recently harvested fields had to offer. This type of trip diffe... Read more »

OVERSTRAND BIRDING - AMAZING WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED IN ONLY FIVE DAYS

Posted on the 9th November 2020
(Pieter and Janelle Verster spent some time over a period of five days atlassing around the Botriviervlei. In the limited time available they were able to record 151 species once again illustrating... Read more »

BIRDLIGE OVERBERG CWAC COUNT AT DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 24th October 2020
REPORT ON OVERBERG BIRDING – ONE DAY OF CWAC COUNTS AT THE DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE Representatives of CapeNature requested BirdLife Overberg members to undertake regular quarterly CWACs (C... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDING AT WITSAND AND MALGAS

Posted on the 10th October 2020
Birding at Witsand and Malgas Report and images by Carl Swart I needed a break from the daily routine in Kleinmond. So we, my wife and daughter – now a budding birder, and I decided t... Read more »

CANOLA BIRDING TO GREYTON

Posted on the 10th August 2020
BirdLife Overberg’s first official Covid-19 lockdown morning outing on Saturday morning took us along the Swartrivier road and the road along the Sonderend River to Greyton. Members from Klei... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG LOCKDOWN BLUES BIRDS RECORDED DURING JUNE 2020

Posted on the 1st July 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown imposed on us by the government has had a major impact on all of our lives. BirdLife Overberg activities were swept off the table resulting in the c... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG BETWEEN 1 AND 13 JUNE 2020

Posted on the 13th June 2020
Members and friends of BirdLife Overberg continued with regular bird counts in many areas of the Overberg during the month of June. This included the bi-weekly Saturday and Sunday bird count on the... Read more »

AWESOME LOCKDOWN BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - GLOBAL BIG DAY IN MAY 2018

Posted on the 10th May 2020
Members of BirdLife Overberg and friends participated in the Global Big Bird Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on Saturday 9 May 2020. This was completely different to effort... Read more »

LOCKDOWN GARDEN BIRDING OVERBERG STYLE

Posted on the 28th April 2020
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG LOCKDOWN BLUES – A MONTH OF GARDEN BIRDING The spread of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown imposed on us by the government has had a major impact on all of our lives. B... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE MONTHLY COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 29 FEBRUARY 2020

Posted on the 1st March 2020
Nineteen members and volunteers participated in the monthly BirdLife Overberg CleanMarine coastal clean-up, this time along the second section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve shoreline &ndas... Read more »