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OUTING TO SANCCOB & RIETVLEI

Posted on the 8th October 2012
SEPTEMBER OUTING TO SANCCOB & RIETVLEI: Two days after our informative talk, we visited SANCCOB to see for ourselves what was happening. We were incredibly impressed by what we saw: the car... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB IN THE TANKWA

Posted on the 5th October 2012
(This article originally appeared in the summer edition of Kite, the e-newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is published with the permission of Lesley Teare, the editor. - Ed.) Tankwa Naweek : 9... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT HELDERBERG NR

Posted on the 5th October 2012
(This article originally appeared in the summer edition of Kite, the e-newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is published with the permission of Lesley Teare, the editor. - Ed.) WOENSDAG, 05 SEPT... Read more »

A MEGA PELAGIC TRIP - SEPTEMBER 2012

Posted on the 28th September 2012
A groupof birding enthusiasts left Hout Bay at 07:30 in a biggish sea and, thankfully, little wind aboard the Extravagance led by Alvin Cope. We knew that there had been no trawlers or longliners seen... Read more »

TANQUA TRIP REPORT - FEBRUARY 2012

Posted on the 14th March 2012
Hi All, Took a UK client on an overnight trip to Tanqua. On our way we passed big groups of Sacred Ibis, White Pelicans and White Storks at the slaughterhouse near Voëlvlei Dam (Gouda). Of cou... Read more »

MORE GOOD BIRDING AT LITTLE STONE COTTAGE

Posted on the 28th January 2012
Louise and I recently returned from a blissful 5 days at Little Stone Cottage at Laaiplaats near Mossel Bay. Our purpose was that we just needed to be away from people for a while after a very busy &a... Read more »

DECEMBER BIRDING TRIP TO THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 2nd January 2011
I returned from a 2 day trip to the Tanqua with clients. We had a good spell of birds and luckily for my clients it was not as hot as normally this time of the year. That was probably the influence of... Read more »

THREE HOURS AT LITTLE STONE COTTAGE

Posted on the 26th November 2010
Elaine and myself are between two Flight for Birders courses at Oudtshoorn and George and have the wonderful opportunity to spend a few days at Little Stone Cottage. We arrived here at 16h00 in really... Read more »

OVERNIGHT TRIP IN THE TANKWA - 1 NOVEMBER 2010

Posted on the 4th November 2010
Hi All, Did another overnight Tankwa trip on Monday. (1 November 2011). Whilst waiting for my clients at 6am outside the Guest House, a dark brown long tailed raptor flew through the trees and caugh... Read more »

AUTUMN IN THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 29th April 2010
(Also read a similar report written around this time last year elsewhere on this website. - Ed.) Hi All, Did a trip which was specifically for our local endemics last weekend for a Canadian client, ... Read more »

SHORT TRIP TO THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 4th November 2009
Just a quick report on a trip made by Gordon Botha, Shaun and Che Overmeyer + me on last Sunday. (1 November 2009) We made an early start from Cape Town and hit Karooport at 6 AM. We stopped quickly ... Read more »

BIRDING AT SWARTRUGGENS

Posted on the 4th November 2009
Dear all We spent this last weekend (31 October and 1 November 2009) in an area called the Swartruggens. To describe where this is it is easiest to say that it is on the southern end of the Cedarberg... Read more »

TANQUA KAROO BIRDING IN SEPTEMBER

Posted on the 16th September 2009
(Margaret posted this report on the capebirdnet on 15 September 2009). A quick two night trip to the Tanqua with Brian van der Walt last week finally provided me with a bird I had searched this area ... Read more »

A DAY'S BIRDING IN THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 13th August 2009
(Francois Dreyer reports on a day trip through the Tanqua Karoo on Sunday 9 August 2009). Decided to take a trip up the Tanqua Karoo area on Sunday. When I passed Aquila Reserve just after 08h00 the c... Read more »

WINTER BIRDING IN THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 4th August 2009
I did a “Habitat” and Tanqua trip over 2 days. The target was of course the Tanqua but Tanqua in one day does not work well. We slept in Ceres and travelled to Karoo Poort early (40k) and ... Read more »