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CELEBRATING BIRDS IN A SWELLENDAM GARDEN

Posted on the 6th March 2016
We presented the Flight for Birders identification and conservation course at Swellendam on Thursday and Friday. Discussions during the course once again illustrated the vast birding potential of t... Read more »

SWBC AT VROLIJKHEID NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 4th February 2016
VROLIJKHEID – McGregor - November 2015 (This report first appeared in "BATIS", the official newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club, and is posted with the permission of its E... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO HAROLD PORTER BOTANICAL GARDENS

Posted on the 16th January 2016
The first BirdLife Overberg morning outing of the year was scheduled for 16 January. One group was supposed to hike the magnificent Kogelberg and the other to visit Rooiels and Stony Point. A very ... Read more »

BIRDING BIG DAY 2015 WITH A DIFFERENCE: TEAM ROCK-JUMPER REPORTS

Posted on the 28th November 2015
HALF A BIRDING BIG DAY – TEAM ROCK-JUMPER IN THE OVERSTRAND Last year BirdLife Overberg's TEAM ROCK-JUMPER won the Birding Big Day competition for the Western Cape with 170 plus species... Read more »

DE MOND NATURE RESERVE OUTING

Posted on the 15th November 2015
Twenty-five birders participated in the BirdLife Overberg day outing to the De Mond Nature Reserve on Sunday 15 November 2015. We travelled to De Mond via the newly tarred road between Franskraal v... Read more »

BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK OUTING & BIRP COUNT

Posted on the 10th August 2015
Six BirdLife Overberg members visited the Bontebok National Park on 6th August. Birding was very difficult initially as thick mist was encountered from Akkedisberg Pass to Swellendam and lasted unt... Read more »

THE BRIDGEFORDS VISIT THE TANKWA NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 29th June 2015
(This report first appeared in the May 2015 club newsletter on BidLife Plett and is posted with the permission of the Editor. Images will be added later. - Ed.) Trip to Tankwa Karoo National Park... Read more »

A HIKE IN THE MAGNIFICENT KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE

Posted on the 11th June 2015
Thirteen BirdLife Overberg members, together with two Swedes that read about the outing in their home country, today tackled a four hour hike from the Kogelberg Nature Reserve offices to the Harold... Read more »

THE TANKWA KAROO BIRDING BONANZA 2015 - RICHARD MASSON REPORTS

Posted on the 19th April 2015
SASOL TANKWA BIRDNG BONANZA - APRIL 2015 On the weekend of April 10th I had the privilege of participating in a truly wonderful event sponsored by SASOL and organized by SANParks Honorary Rangers... Read more »

BIRDING AT KIRSTENBOSCH ON THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on the 5th March 2015
I spent the hottest day of the year (Tuesday 3rd March) at Kirstenbosch - of all places, probably one of the hottest to visit. Along with Gerald Wingate and Graham Searll who were lugging cameras w... Read more »

GREAT OVERSTRAND BIRDING AS PART OF THE WALKER BAY BIRD FAIR

Posted on the 27th February 2015
Finally the day arrived – the Walker Bay Bird Fair’s 2015 outing to Rooi Els, Stony Point, Harold Porter National Gardens and Rooisand Nature Reserve started at 07h00 departing from Sta... Read more »

A WEEKEND AT BIRDERS SELF-CATERING BFE AT VELDDRIF

Posted on the 15th February 2015
We were invited to spend a few days at BIRDERS self-catering Birder Friendly Establishment in Velddrif. It is right on the Lower Berg River Wetlands and we experienced great bird-watching over the ... Read more »

A DAY BIRDING IN THE TANKWA KAROO

Posted on the 13th January 2015
Hi All, I was in the Tanqua on Sunday with a photographer. He loved the stillness and dry, ever changing landscape as we rolled over the hills on the R355. Temp was about 32ish with a blue s... Read more »

THE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY

Posted on the 1st December 2014
THE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY (BRIEFLY) (This report is dedicated to the memory of the late Brummer Olivier, our BBD partner for many years. - Anton) Carin Malan, Ils... Read more »

BIRDING AT KAGGA KAMMA, SWARTRUGGENS, WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 10th November 2014
SWARTRUGGENS BIRDING – KAGGA KAMMA - OCTOBER 2014 We spent the last week of October 2014 at KaggaKamma, a comfortable resort about 100 kms north of Ceres. I enjoy the research part of prepa... Read more »