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COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES

Posted on the 9th October 2017
INTAKA ISLAND 2017 I had the privilege of taking part in the 'Flight for birders' course with Anton Odendal this weekend. What a joy to listen to someone speak with such passion and aut... Read more »

ANOTHER GREAT TRIP REPORT ON THE TANQUA KAROO BY BRIAN VANDERWALT

Posted on the 3rd October 2017
Brian Vanderwalt produced this excellent report on a birding trip to the Tanqua Karoo - I chucked in some of my images to illustrate a few species Did an overnight trip to Tanqua Karoo with ... Read more »

YET ANOTHER GREAT OVERBERG BIRDING TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 2nd October 2017
Birding my home patch on Thursday 29 September (From Gabrielskloof Estate down the Swartrivier Road, Rooisand, Bot River lagoon and Harold Porter) The dawn chorus woke me up on a clear sunny da... Read more »

STEVE PECK IN THE KRUGER NP - PART 1

Posted on the 30th August 2017
(Steve and Lee Peck visited Kruger for the first and returned with a wonderful selection of images - enjoy. - Ed.) KNP August 2017 Part 1 Even though Lee and I didn’t need an excuse ... Read more »

JENNY PARSONS AND FRIENDS BIRD THE BREEDE RIVER REGION

Posted on the 23rd August 2017
Weekend away in the Overberg – Aloe Ridge Lodge We left Pringle Bay on Thursday (17 August 2017) at lunch time. It was cold and overcast with a little bit of drizzle. We were headed away f... Read more »

THE QUARTERLY OVERBERG BIG BIRD COUNT - 19 AUGUST 2017

Posted on the 21st August 2017
Members of BirdLife Overberg undertook the second quarterly Big Bird Count on Saturday 19 August 2017. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” contributed from several areas of... Read more »

RICHARD AND PETER BIRDS IN THE STANFORD AREA

Posted on the 20th August 2017
Richard Masson reports on their bird count between Danger Point and Stanford:                     ... Read more »

OVERBERG BIG BIRD DAY AT VERMONT, ONRUS AND SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 20th August 2017
Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday 13 May by participating informally in the Global Big Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.... Read more »

OVERBERG WHEATBELT CANOLA DAY WITH HIGH WINDS

Posted on the 8th August 2017
                    Elaine and myself decided to take the day off to check out the canola fields aroun... Read more »

TBC AT THE STRANDFONTEIN BIRD SANCTUARY

Posted on the 25th July 2017
Strandfontein Bird Sanctuary 24 July 2017 What a lovely morning it turned out to be. 12 TBC members arrived at the Poo Ponds at Strandfontein to a most glorious sunrise. Not a breath of wind an... Read more »

TBC CAMP AT BUITENSTEKLOOF, ROBERTSON

Posted on the 25th July 2017
TBC – CAMP TO BUITENSTEKLOOF, ROBERTSON 16 JUNE We met at Le Roux & Fourie Wine shop, 10km before Robertson to pick up the keys to our cottages. We set off on the Agter-Vinkrivier r... Read more »

REPORT ON THE TANKWA KAROO BIRDING WEEKEND 2017

Posted on the 25th July 2017
The sixth annual Tankwa Karoo Birding Bonanza weekend, hosted by the SANParks Honorary Rangers Boland Region, was held from 31 March to 2 April in the Tankwa Karoo National Park. Guests were welcom... Read more »

AGULHAS PLAINS BIRDING REPORT

Posted on the 3rd July 2017
(Dr Wim de Klerk posted this report on the CapeBirdnet. - Ed.) Hi All, A birding report for those interested! For the past 2 months the Agulhas Plain was not at it its best for birding due to... Read more »

FIELD TRIP TO BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 26th May 2017
(Steve and Lee Peck spent a day at the Bontebok National Park and brought back this report & images. It once again illustrates how underrated this reserve is as a birding destination. My detail... Read more »

OUTSTANDING AUTUMN BIRDING MOSTLY IN THE OVERSTRAND AREA

Posted on the 24th May 2017
(Brian Vanderwalt posted this report on the CapeBirdNet. I added images by BirdLife Overberg members. - Ed.) Took an American client to Betty’s Bay area yesterday with “will the Roc... Read more »