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A SHORT BIRDING TRIP IN THE WESTERN CAPE

(Japie Claassen was at it again and here he reports on a short birding trip to some very interesting birding destinations in the Western Cape province). I took two Canadian clients on a short trip through the Western Cape last week (third week of April 2009) and although the weather wasn't always g... Read More

TERNS ALONG THE CAPE WEST COAST

Birding friends from Pretoria visited this past week-end. (25 and 26 April 2009). After a very good lunch at the famous tin house restaurant on the beach at Paternoster we went to Jacobsbaai and Mauritzbaai to see the terns. There were not nearly as many terns as about three weeks ago, but we had ex... Read More

TWO TOP BIRDING SPOTS ON THE WEST COAST

THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK AND THE BERG RIVER ESTUARY AT VELDDRIF - THE BEST OF CAPE WEST COAST BIRD-WATCHING Text and photographs by Dr. Anton Odendal The West Coast Flamingo Birding Route is one of six birding routes in the Western Cape province being developed under the auspices of BirdLife... Read More

RED STONE HILLS

RED STONE HILLS GUEST FARM Fifteen members of BirdLife Overberg visited the Red Stone Hills guest farm near Calitzdorp on Route 62 over last weekend (7 to 10 August). The drive there was exiting as the Overberg is as green as it can come and the Little Karoo is starting to show its annual flower sp... Read More

KAROO DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENS IN WORCESTER

The Cape Bird Club had their monthly outing to Worcester at the Karoo Desert Botanical Gardens on Sunday, 16 August 2009. A great group of 25 members enjoyed the pleasant weather and gardens and of course the Karoo birds. Speckled and Red-faced Mouse-birds made their appearance at the car park. Many... Read More

KAROO NATIONAL PARK BIRDING WEEKEND

Karoo National Park Birding Weekend (15-17 September 2006) A Worm’s Eye View By Christine Cleal By no stretch of the imagination can the Cleals be described as expert birders, but an enthusiasm for things environmental has now extended into the avian arena. So this is very much an amateur&rs... Read More

A WEEKEND OUTING TO THE KAROO NATIONAL PARK

(This article by Trevor Hardaker, posted on the capebirdnet during 2006 , is published with his permission. - Ed.) Sion and Tiana Stanton and Margaret and I spent the weekend birding the Karoo National Park and surrounds in the hope of catching up with a few of those "difficult to get" sp... Read More

KAROO BIRDING WEEKEND AT MATJIESFONTEIN

(This article submitted by Japie Claassen clearly illustrates how underrated birding in the Karoo is. Also keep in mind that we regularly update information on birding weekends on www.westerncapebirding.co.za Do your planning of participation in such a way that you consider joining one of the Karoo ... Read More

WEEKEND IN THE TANQUA KAR00

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG BIRDING (AND BUNDU-BASHING) THE TANQUA KAROO (23-26 AUGUST 2007) The Karoo has always been our favourite destination, so it was with enthusiasm that we packed our trusty sedan, and convoyed our humble way among the 4 x 4’s into unknown territory, led by the Odendals, hot in ... Read More

FEATURE ON BIRDING IN THE KAROO

BIRDING IN THE GREATER KAROO The Karoo has for long been totally underrated as a birding destination. This month we start focusing on the potential that this arid region hold for bird-watchers and we load articles on a variety of destinations such as Matjiesfontein, the Karoo National Park and the ... Read More