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REPORT ON BIRDING OUTING IN THE NAPIER DISTRICT

Posted on the 28th April 2017
It has become a BirdLife Overberg tradition to do an outing on 27 April. Last year Billy Robertson took us on a Fynbos exploration at Fernkloof Nature Reserve. This year Steve Peck volunteered to i... Read more »

SLOW BIRDING MOSTLY AT DUINEPOS IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 23rd April 2017
(Kindly excuse the poor quality of most of the images). We presented the Flight for Birders course at Langebaan on Friday and Saturday. The course was well attended and representatives of CapeN... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BUTTONQUAIL BASH IN THE CAPE AGULHAS REGION

Posted on the 9th April 2017
(BirdLife Overberg 'reporter' Steve Peck forwarded this feedback, together with images on yesterday's Hottentot Buttonquail Bash in the Cape Agulhas area. - Ed). Saturday 8th April... Read more »

BIRDING IN SRI LANKA - A PHOTO ARTICLE

Posted on the 7th April 2017
(Gary and Paula Combrink with friends spent some time in Sri Lanka. Paula forwarded these wonderful images of some of Sri Lanka's fascinating birds and other wildlife. Enjoy! - Ed.) SRI LAN... Read more »

REPORT ON OUTING TO VERMONT SALT PAN, HARDERBAAI AND THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 16th March 2017
An enthusiastic group of BirdLife Overberg members got together at the OK in Onrus at 07:30 this morning. We welcomed newcomers Barbara and Keith, Betsie, Diane (tied to me with a rope), Jenny, Lou... Read more »

BLACK-SHOULDERED KITES TAKE ON LANNER FALCON WITH PREY

Posted on the 16th March 2017
Here  is an unbelievable series of photographs taken along the Botriver estuary on a BirdLife Overberg morning outing today. Huge credit to Riaan Jacobs for capturing this.  &nbs... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT KOSTAPLENTI IN NATURES VALLEY - 2017

Posted on the 4th February 2017
(A photo gallery will be created once photographs are received from all the participants). Fourteen BirdLife Overberg members again spent five days at Kostaplenti in Nature's Valley last w... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING AT ROOIELS AND HAROLD PORTER

Posted on the 22nd January 2017
BirdLife Overberg’s first weekend morning outing of the year on 21 January took us to Rooiels and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. We welcomed 12 new-comers to our activities in a group o... Read more »

BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG ON NEW YEARS DAY 2017

Posted on the 2nd January 2017
Happy New Year to all. Elaine and myself have not done our New Year's day birding outing for a few years and we did not have guests overnight. This gave us the opportunity to bird on New Year... Read more »

THE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY 2016

Posted on the 27th November 2016
Carin Malan, Ilse Bigalke, Chris Cheetham and myself, with Charles Naude as back-up participated in BirdLife South Africa's BIRDING BIG DAY by visiting some of the top birding destinations in t... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO BERGSIG WINE ESTATE ALONG THE BREEDE RIVER

Posted on the 7th November 2016
Eighteen BirdLife Overberg members participated in a delightful outing to the Bergsig Wine Estate on Saturday. Bergsig is situated along the Breede River at the base of the Bainskloof Pass – ... Read more »

CAPE ROCK-JUMPERS AND MORE AT ROOIELS

Posted on the 16th September 2016
The BirdLife Overberg wattsapp team did a full protocol atlassing of the Rooiels site ...in a howling wind on Thursday morning. They managed to get 18 species that included Verreaux;s Eagle, Cape... Read more »

A BIRDING HIKE AT MATROOSBERG (AFRIKAANS)

Posted on the 31st August 2016
(And most people believe that Matroosberg is all about snow in winter. Thanks to Wessel Uys for forwading this report. - Ed.) Matroosberg piek-stap Teen 9Hoo begin ons die voetslaanroete na M... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT RHODENE COTTAGES OUTSIDE CERES

Posted on the 17th August 2016
Hi All, Twenty two members attended a TBC camp to Tanqua Karoo area from 29th to 31st July 2016 . Our base was just outside Prince Alfred’s Hamlet (45k from Karoo Poort) and our ac... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG MORNING OUTING ALONG THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 14th August 2016
Our morning outing on Saturday once again caused great excitement. We planned to do the Swartrivier road and the Caledon Wildflower Garden. We were joined by the LaBelle family from Vermont, USA th... Read more »