General News

General News

BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA CODE OF ETHICS

Posted on the 30th July 2021
We, the membership of BirdLife South Africa, believe that birders have an obligation at all times to protect wildlife and the natural environment. We therefore pledge ourselves to provide leadershi... Read more »

OBITUARY: DUNCAN BUTCHART

Posted on the 8th July 2021
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Duncan Butchart after a battle with cancer. We were blessed to have such a talented conservationist as a member of BirdLife Overberg – an outstandin... Read more »

BIRDING TALKS TO BE ORDERED FOR FORWARDING BY WeTransfer

Posted on the 4th July 2021
BIRDING TALKS TO BE ORDERED FOR FORWARDING BY WeTransfer The contents of the ‘Flight for Birders’, ‘Flight Higher’ and ‘The Secret Life of Raptors’ courses ... Read more »

INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS DURING JUNE 2021

Posted on the 26th June 2021
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all who had supported and assisted us with our objections to the development of the distillery at Rooiels. We hope that sanity will prevail and th... Read more »

INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS DURING MAY 2021

Posted on the 30th May 2021
We have again received some very interesting reports during this month, too many to report on. We feature a small selection of our personal favourites: The sta... Read more »

A PROVISIONAL BIRD CHECKLIST FOR THE OVERBERG REGION

Posted on the 5th May 2021
BIRDS OF THE OVERBERG – A PROVISIONAL CHECKLIST (This checklist was compiled in May 2021 after the completion of Steve Peck's report on birds recorded in the Overberg region during th... Read more »

THE ENDEMIC BIRD SPECIES OF THE LANGEBERG REGION

Posted on the 17th April 2021
(These are provisional lists of the endemic and near-endemic bird species recorded in the Langeberg local municipal region of the Western Cape. All comments on changes, corrections and additions wo... Read more »

INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS OF BIRDS DURING MARCH 2021

Posted on the 31st March 2021
We have received too many interesting photographs and stories during March, with the result that we only selected a few of these. Keep in mind that the photo gallery of images taken by members will... Read more »

INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS OF BIRDS DURING FEBRUARY 2021

Posted on the 23rd February 2021
It was decided to start with a new monthly series illustrating interesting images received from members. It is hoped that this will spark more interest in the fascinating birds around us. ... Read more »

AA and BirdLife South Africa: Working together for safe conservation

Posted on the 9th February 2021
The Automobile Association (AA) has partnered with BirdLife South Africa to contribute to the conservation of South Africa’s birds, their habitats, and biodiversity. Through the partnership, ... Read more »

BIRD-WATCHING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 24th December 2020
(This overview was originally published in the Hermanus Times on 22 December 2020) Many visitors to are attracted the Overberg region by the diversity of endemic bird species to be found in the... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS IN JANUARY 2021

Posted on the 9th December 2020
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS IN JANUARY 2021 Monday 18 January at 19h00: “Getting more out of Birding Lecture Series Part 4” (Online) – 1. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park: Much m... Read more »

REPORT BREEDING RECORDS OF AGULHAS LONGBILLED LARKS

Posted on the 3rd December 2020
Some of you might recall that I sent out an email earlier this year about my Masters project in the Overberg. I am investigating the breeding biology and land use requirements of Agulhas Long-... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG FUN ON BIRDING BIG DAY 2020

Posted on the 30th November 2020
Members of BirdLife Overberg and several friends participated in BirdLife South Africa’s annual Birding Big Day on Saturday 28 November 2020. The aim was to see whether we could record 200 sp... Read more »

THE CAPE ROCK-JUMPER IS THE BIRD OF THE YEAR 2021

Posted on the 26th November 2020
THE CAPE ROCK-JUMPER IS THE BIRD OF THE YEAR 2021 With red eyes and striking colouration, the Cape Rockjumper is one of South Africa’s most recognisable bird species. As it is restricted ... Read more »