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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 »

Trip Reports

Report on our visit to the southern sections of the Kruger National Park

Posted on the 9th June 2021
Report on our visit to the southern sections of the Kruger National Park – 14 to 28 May 2021 (Report and images by Theanette Staal) A visit to the Kruger National Park is always a tre... Read more »

BIRDING IN THE KLAASVOOGDS REGION NEAR ROBERTSON

Posted on the 16th May 2021
Members of BirdLife Overberg received an invitation to visit the Galloway Guest House in Klaasvoogds West outside Robertson to explore birding opportunities in the region. Nine of us stayed in the ... Read more »

CASUAL BIRDING AT STANFORD

Posted on the 25th April 2021
A few of us enjoyed a very enjoyable outing to Stanford yesterday. Conditions were not optimal for birding as it was a typical in-between autumn day and there was a cross-country race with us havin... Read more »

Sightings

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING AUGUST 2021

Posted on the 2nd August 2021
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of August 2021. Keep in mind that ... Read more »

INTERESTING SIGHTINGS OF BIRDS IN THE OVERBERG DURING JULY 2021

Posted on the 28th July 2021
The bird counts recorded in the Overberg region during July 2021 by members of BirdLife Overberg members and friends produced a commendable 200 species. This was done despite many of the migratory ... Read more »

RAPTORS OF THE NAPIER DISTRICT

Posted on the 20th July 2021
(Article and images - all taken at Napier - by Steve Peck). Napier sits in the wheatbelt of the Overberg, deep in the heart of rural farming. The area has a huge variety of habitats that provid... Read more »