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OBITUARY: ROB MARTIN

Posted on the 29th May 2017
OBITUARY: ROB MARTIN It is with great sadness that we received the news that Rob passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. Rob Martin was a birder and researcher of note, a mentor to many o... Read more »

CAUTION REGARDING BIRDING AT PAARL BIRD SANCTUARY

Posted on the 25th May 2017
Please note that the position regarding admission to the Paarl Bird Sanctuary remains as stated on several occasions previously, i.e. The sanctuary area is only open at weekends from 07h30 to ... Read more »

REPORT ON THE 100TH FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT HARTENBOS

Posted on the 23rd May 2017
On Friday and Saturday we celebrated the 100th presentation of the Flight for Birders course at Hartenbos along the beautiful Garden Route. It was decided to include some special new sections for t... Read more »

Trip Reports

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 »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS

Posted on the 24th May 2017
BOSHEUWEL IN THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK ON 11 & 12 MAY Hi Anton Just wanted to say thank you for your enthralling and so informative course this last Thursday and Friday. I thoroughly enj... 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 »

Sightings

THE BEST EVER SA RARE BIRD NEWS REPORT FOR THE WESTERN CAPE!

Posted on the 6th December 2016
(Trevor Hardaker's SA Rare Bird News of 5 December certainly illustrates why the Western Cape is tops when it comes to birding in general and producing huge twitches in particular. - Ed.) O... Read more »

TEMMINCK'S STINT AT STRANDFONTEIN SEWAGE WORKS!!!!!!

Posted on the 30th November 2016
This is the first bird of this species in South Africa for at least 25 years - get there now folks. Also note that there are other VERY SPECIAL BIRDS at Strandfontein at the moment such as PEC... Read more »

THE FIRST EVER RUFOUS-TAILED SCRUB-ROBIN IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Posted on the 18th July 2016
(With appreciation to Trevor Hardaker for posting this report. - Ed.) Peter Steyn and Andre Demblon made a rather astonishing find this morning near Strandfontein Sewage Works when they located... Read more »