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PROGRESS REPORT ON THE FISHING LINE BIN PROJECT IN THE OVERSTRAND

Posted on the 24th April 2018
We at BirdLife Overberg extend a big thank you and sincere appreciation for very generous donations to finance this project from John Kieser of Plastics SA and Dale Wright of BirdLife South Africa.... Read more »

REPORT ON THE MONTHLY TALK ON THE COASTAL SEABIRD DIVISION OF BLSA

Posted on the 10th April 2018
Dr Taryn Morris, the Coastal Seabird Conservation Manager at BirdLife South Africa was the guest speaker at BirdLife South Africa’s monthly meeting on 9 April. She initially reviewed the Seab... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS AND VAGRANT BIRDS SEEN DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018

Posted on the 27th March 2018
IMPORTANT VAGRANT SIGHTINGS, EVENTS AND OUTINGS DURING THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2018 At the beginning of the year it was decided to maintain regular updates of rare birds seen in our region, tog... Read more »

Trip Reports

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES

Posted on the 27th March 2018
FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE, HERMANUS ON 9 & 10 MARCH We very much enjoyed the birding course. It was so well presented and also good fun.  We learnt a lot and are sure that it will s... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING IN THE KOGELBERG REGION

Posted on the 24th March 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s morning outing on 24 March took us to Rooiels and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, while a few of us popped into Stony Point briefly. We welcomed new-comers including ... Read more »

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS

Posted on the 1st February 2018
What a beautiful setting. On the edge of the Vermont Salt-pan – 8 of us in this double storey “cottage”, and a stone’s throw away a further posse of Somerset West Birders. T... Read more »

Sightings

THE SAGA OF THE LITTLE RINGED PLOVER BY BRYN DE KOCKS

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
The Saga of the Little Ringed Plover (This article first appeared in the latest edition of “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club – Ed.) Most of us, if not ... Read more »

SOME NEW VAGRANT SPECIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA DURING 2017

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
(This overview first appeared in this week’s “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club. – Ed). 2017 – A Spectacular Year for Rarities 2017 has been a ... Read more »

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 »