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PETER RYAN ON OCEANS OF PLASTIC - BLO MEETING REPORT

Posted on the 23rd June 2016
Professor Peter Ryan, Director of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, enthralled a packed Mollergren Park hall during his lecture last Monday on “Oceans of Plastic” ... Read more »

THE CAPE LEOPARD TRUST - REPORT ON OUR MONTHLY MEETING IN MAY

Posted on the 10th May 2016
Once a year BirdLife Overberg present a talk on a topic not related to birding as such and last night we attracted a record crowd for a talk on the activities of the Cape Leopard Trust. Anita Meyer... Read more »

VULTURES AND THEIR CONSERVATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA AND BEYOND

Posted on the 13th April 2016
André Botha, the Manager of the Birds of Prey Programme at the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Co-chair of the IUCN SSC Vulture Specialist Group was the guest speaker at the BirdLife Overberg ... Read more »

FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT HERMANUS - BRIEF REPORT

Posted on the 22nd February 2016
Every second year we present the Flight for Birders identification and conservation course as a membership drive for BirdLife Overberg. This time we were at the Community Hall at Mollergren Park in... Read more »

MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

Posted on the 9th February 2016
MINUTES OF BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016 VENUE: COMMUNITY HALL AT MOLLERGREN PARK, HERMANUS DATE: MONDATY8 FEBRUARY 2016 TIME: 18h30 for 19h00 APOLOGIES FOR... Read more »

RICHARD MASSON'S BIRDING BIG MONTH - BLO'S MONTHLY TALK ON 18 JANUARY

Posted on the 19th January 2016
Richard Masson was the guest speaker at BirdLife Overberg's first monthly meeting for 2016. The meeting was attended by 50 people and all agreed that Richard's review of his birding big mon... Read more »

THE FORMATION OF THE WITZENBERG BIRD CLUB

Posted on the 15th January 2016
A well attended public meeting was held at the restaurant of the Waverley Hills Organic Wine Estate outside Wolseley last night. A decision was taken to form a BirdLife South Africa affiliated bird... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO THE KOGELBERG AREA

Posted on the 10th January 2016
(Carin and Dawid did the Swartrivier road and Harold Porter Botanical Gardens yesterday and forwarded this brief report. It just reminded me what a great outing we should have on Saturday. Chris wi... Read more »

WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING AT WILDERNESS

Posted on the 2nd January 2016
WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM CONFERENCE EBB & FLOW, WILDERNESS - 11TH TO 13TH SEPTEMBER 2015 (This report first appeared in the December 2015 edition of “THE MALACHITE”, the offi... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG 2015: A PHOTOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW

Posted on the 10th December 2015
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG 2015 It is impossible to give a comprehensive description of all the great events of the last year. I therefore only post some of my personal highlights and outings and trip r... Read more »

Mitigating threats to our Fynbos Endemic Birds

Posted on the 13th November 2015
(This article was first published in BirdLife South Africa's IBA Newsletter 6 – SUMMER 2015. It gives a very sound illustration of the project that the members of BirdLife Overberg will b... Read more »

MIGRANTS TO THE AGULHAS PLAINS

Posted on the 10th November 2015
Migrants of the Agulhas Plain - Dr W. De Klerk (This short article first appeared in the November 2015 E-Bulletin of the Agulhas National Park and is posted with the permission of the Editor. - E... Read more »

WEEKLY FEATURE 29: MITCHELLS PASS AND CERES

Posted on the 19th July 2015
The charming town of Ceres is reached from Wolseley and Tulbagh by travelling through the stupendous MITCHELL’S PASS. This is yet another of the transcendent passes in the region and time sho... Read more »

WEEKLY FEATURE 28: TOKAI PARK

Posted on the 12th July 2015
Tokai Forest, now called Tokai Park, is a favourite spot for hiking, horse riding, dog walking, cycling, and picnics. Note that cyclists and dog walkers require a permit from SANParks. The forest c... Read more »

WAKKERSTROOM EXPERT COMMENTS ON BLUE CRANES & OTHER THINGS IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 22nd June 2015
(This letter/ report first appeared in the June edition of the Wakkerstroom Bird Club's newsletter. - Ed.) Hi Wakkerstroomers –it is hard to believe that it is six weeks since I left Wa... Read more »