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IT IS TIME TO VISIT DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 31st December 2013
(This brief report together with brillant images was received this morning. Several images are posted below in large format. Further detail about De Mond Nature Reserve available at: http://www.c... Read more »

TANQUA TRIP BEFORE THE SNOW

Posted on the 1st September 2013
Hi All, Spent Sun, Mon & Tues in Tanqua this past week. My client was a videographer so plenty of time was spent at each site. Main targets were Victorin’s Warbler, Protea Seed... Read more »

BIRDING AT THE HELDERBERG NATURE RESERVE, SOMERSET WEST

Posted on the 19th August 2013
A short visit to the Helderberg Nature Reserve today resulted in quite a few memorable sightings. A pair of Fairy Flycatchers was a first for me at the reserve and may be an altitudinal winte... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT GRABOUW

Posted on the 10th July 2013
RESTONWORLD FARM, GRABOUW (Brian Vanderwalt) SATURDAY, 20 APRIL 2013 (This article originally appeared in the 100th edition of “The Kite”, the official newsletter of the Tygerberg... Read more »

REPORT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES ON THE GARDEN ROUTE

Posted on the 10th June 2013
FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES ON THE GARDEN ROUTE To coincide with Birdlife South Africa’s National Bird Week, Dr Anton Odendal of Birdlife Overberg presented his “Flight for Birders&... Read more »

ANOTHER GREAT KIRSTENBOSCH BIRDING REPORT

Posted on the 6th June 2013
I visited Kirstenbosch today and had a highly successful time. The weather was perfect after the weekend storms and there was plenty of water in the streams and waterfalls. Best sightings were... Read more »

ANOTHER EXCELLENT ZEST FOR BIRDS PELAGIC - 11 MAY 2013

Posted on the 20th May 2013
Another Zest for Birds pelagic trip set out from Simonstown on Saturday morning in glorious weather, with near windless conditions, a small swell and only wispy high cloud. Guides on board were Pet... Read more »

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB AT HAROLD PORTER

Posted on the 3rd April 2013
16TH MARCH - HAROLD PORTER AND THE COAST Leader: Rose Mills Saturday, 16 March eleven of us headed out down the coast toward the parking area near Steenbras River Mouth. The day started wit... Read more »

TBC OUTING TO THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 1st April 2013
SATURDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2013 WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK (Brian Vanderwalt) (This article originally appeared in 'The Kite' (No. 99 – Winter – May to July 2013), the e-ne... Read more »

BRIEF BONTEBOK NP TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 9th January 2013
(This report originally appeared in BATIS NO 61 (January 2013), the electronic magazine of the SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB and is used with the permission of the editor. - Ed.) Bontebok National Park &nd... Read more »

SWBC OUTING TO VROLIJKHEID NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 9th January 2013
(This report originally appeared in BATIS NO 61 (January 2013), the electronic magazine of the SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB and is used with the permission of the editor. - Ed.)VROLIJKHEID 17 November 2012... Read more »

BIRDING AT KOEDOESKLOOF COUNTRY LODGE NEAR LADISMITH

Posted on the 24th November 2012
KOEDOESKLOOF COUNTRY LODGE IN THE LADISMITH DISTRICT Elaine and myself have been fortunate enough to discover many interesting birding hotspots during the fieldwork for the development of the bi... Read more »

VISIT TO ECO-CABINS AT ROCHER PAN NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 30th October 2012
CapeNature opened its four newly built cabins at Rocherpan in August. These are eco-cabins, sporting waterless loo (something of a curiosity but very effective), solar heating (supplemented by electri... Read more »

MORE ON BIRDING AT WHITE BRIDGE FARM

Posted on the 10th October 2012
Birding on White Bridge farm near Ceres. For birders this is a great place to stay. Relaxing on the verandah of a riverside cabin is a good place to start as African Black Ducks, Giant Kingfishers, A... Read more »

OUTING TO INTAKA ISLAND & OTHER SPOTS

Posted on the 8th October 2012
AUGUST OUTING TO INTAKA ISLAND AND OTHER SPOTS: Saturday was finally here, after the first Bird Club outing I had been counting down the days until the next, and finally it arrived. With the we... Read more »