General News

General News

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS

Posted on the 25th October 2020
FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS (Based on research and development work initially undertaken by the Nature’s Valley Trust) People rush to beaches no... Read more »

A WHATSAPP GROUP FOR RARE BIRD SIGHTINGS IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 2nd October 2020
Send a WhatsApp request to Steve Peck at 081 817 3223 and include your email address to join this group. This group has been set up by members of Birdlife Overberg Bird under the guidance of A... Read more »

OVERVIEW OF FUTURE ONLINE FLYING HIGHER BIRDING COURSES

Posted on the 1st October 2020
The contents of the ‘Flight for Birders’, ‘Flight Higher’ and ‘The Secret Life of Raptors’ courses by Dr Anton Odendal have been adapted for several shorter cour... Read more »

INVESTIGATING FUTURE CWAC COUNTS AT THE DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 10th September 2020
Representatives of CapeNature requested BirdLife Overberg to undertake regular quarterly CWACs (Co-ordinated WAterbird Counts) at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Preliminary discussions were undertaken... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED ON THE ONLINE “FLYING HIGHER” BIRDING COURSES

Posted on the 27th August 2020
Here is a summary of some comments received from participants in these online courses: “I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed this course. I really think your style is very engaging... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED ON THE ONLINE FLYING HIGHER BIRDING COURSES

Posted on the 31st July 2020
COMMENTS RECEIVED ON THE ONLINE “FLYING HIGHER” BIRDING COURSES Here is a summary of some comments received from participants in these online courses: “I want to tell you ... Read more »

FUTURE FLYING HIGHER COURSES

Posted on the 7th July 2020
FUTURE “FLYING HIGHER” COURSES The following courses have been confirmed at this stage: 18 & 19 JULY: The Secret Worlds of Birds of Prey (Part 1) 22 to 30 July: Birds of... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG LOCKDOWN BLUES – BIRDS RECORDED DURING MAY 2020

Posted on the 29th May 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown imposed on us by the government has had a major impact on all of our lives. BirdLife Overberg activities were swept off the table resulting in the c... Read more »

SOME WONDERFUL OBSERVATIONS DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Posted on the 21st May 2020
We have been recording species found during lockdown in the Overberg and are reporting on these regularly. A whopping 166 species have in fact been recorded during the month of May until now and we... Read more »

SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL LESSON PLAN 1

Posted on the 20th April 2020
The first lesson plan for our Bird of the Year is now available! This is the perfect activity to increase your knowledge on this amazing species and to help out with home schooling during the lockd... Read more »

TWO RAPTORS ON THE MOVE

Posted on the 20th April 2020
Migratory Eagle Update - 13.4.2020 Our Wahlberg's female disappeared from transmission for a few days last week, but re-surfaced when she transmitted from the northwestern border of Zambia ... Read more »

RED-FOOTED FALCON ON THE MOVE

Posted on the 20th April 2020
RedFooted Falcon, Ringló covered nearly 140,000 kilometers on the wing since 2016! Currently she is waiting in Nigeria, for the northeast headwind to fade over the Sahara. Ringló ... Read more »

PRESENTATION ON THE CONSERVATION STATUS OF SOUTHERN BANDED SNAKE EAGLES

Posted on the 8th April 2020
The Corvit-19 lockdown brought about a situation where several new alternative ways of practising birding within a bird club setup had to be investigated. One of these was to present online talks a... Read more »

BIRDS AROUND THE OUDEBAASKRAAL DAM, TANKWA KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 5th April 2020
BIRDS AROUND THE OUDEBAASKRAAL DAM, TANKWA KAROO NATIONAL PARK By ALBERT VAN REENEN (This article first appeared in the March 2020 in the Tankwa Karoo News – Vol 6 Edition 1. The images... Read more »

LOCKED DOWN BIRDING STORIES BY BIRDLIFE OVERBERG MEMBERS

Posted on the 1st April 2020
We are receiving some lovely images (and stories) taken by BirdLife Overberg members in their gardens despite being locked down. CHICKEN THIEF (Steve Peck sent this marvellous story and image... Read more »