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THE SEARCH FOR THE RAREST BIRD IN THE WORLD: A PERSONAL REVIEW

Posted on the 4th February 2015
It is not often that I start reading a book and then can not put it down. This happened to me recently when I received a complimentary copy of Vernon Head's first publication 'The SEARCH fo... Read more »

WEEKLY FEATURE 5: KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 2nd February 2015
The KAROO NATIONAL PARK (S32º 36’34.4” E22º 54’10.7”) is without doubt the flagship birding destination of the Karoo and most birders travelling through the region... Read more »

WEEKLY FEATURE 4: WILDERNESS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 26th January 2015
The WILDERNESS NATIONAL PARK is considered the flagship birding destination in the Eden District municipal region. The Wilderness-Sedgefield Lakes Complex is an Important Bird Area (IBA SA114) and ... Read more »

WEEKLY FEATURE 2: BIRDING AT THE KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

Posted on the 12th January 2015
This is a weekly feature on some of the top bird-watching destinations in the Western Cape Province. The second destination featured is the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. More detail is a... Read more »

TOP BIRD-WATCHING DESTINATION IN THE CENTRAL KAROO

Posted on the 22nd December 2014
Most of the top birding hot spots in the Central Karoo region are described at this link: http://www.westerncapebirding.co.za/karoo/routes.php Cape Rock-Th... Read more »

SOME OF THE BEST BIRDING-WATCHING IN THE WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Posted on the 21st December 2014
Top bird-watching destinations in the Western Cape Province: Three recent postings on westencapebirding.co.za highlighting birding in the Cape Town, Cape Whale Coast and Plettenberg Bay regions wer... Read more »

THANK YOU FROM WILFRED CHIVELL & DICT

Posted on the 10th December 2014
10th December 2014 RE: BIRDLIFE OVERBERG DONATION TOWARDS APSS – R30,000 Dear Anton, and Birdlife Overberg Members, A truly heartfelt thank you from myself and the Dyer Island Conser... Read more »

NEWSFLASHES FROM AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 4th December 2014
(Here are some snippets taken from the Agulhas National Park e-Bulletin from December 2014. - Ed.) Agulhas Rest Camp offers more beds Seven new chalets have been completed at the Agulhas Re... Read more »

BIRDING BIG DAY SCHEDULE FOR THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG TEAM

Posted on the 26th November 2014
Carin, Ilse, Chris and myself will celebrate BirdLife South Africa's Birding Big Day on Saturday by visiting most of the top birding destinations along the Cape Whale Coast. We initially though... Read more »

BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED-FLYCATCHER & OTHER SPECIALS AT HAROLD PORTER & MORE

Posted on the 25th November 2014
(Yet another special birding report - our sincere appreciation to Johan Slabbert for sharing this.  Images by BirdLife Overberg member Carin Malan. There are however so many other special bird... Read more »

COMMENT ON THE AFRICAN PENGUIN & SEABIRDS REHABILITATION CENTRE AT KLEINBAAI

Posted on the 13th November 2014
(BirdLife Overberg club member Ilse Bigalke published this comment in 'Die Burger' of 13 November 2014. It is posted with her permission. For one, it highlights the development of the Afric... Read more »

FOCUS ON BIRDING IN THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 2nd November 2014
(This article first appeared in the November 2014 edition of the Agulhas National Park e-Newsletter. - Ed.) One of the key intentions in establishing Agulhas National Park was to protect a unique... Read more »

BLACK HARRIERS & THE RENOSTERVELD CONSERVATION TRUST

Posted on the 29th September 2014
My apologies for the delay in updates. I have been busy on an Eastern Cape Odyssey and Sophie has started her field work in earnest, and putting cameras at nests to record food intake and prey ty... Read more »

DEDICATED BIRDING WEBPAGES FOR THE GREATER PLETT REGION

Posted on the 19th May 2014
Over the next few months a dedicated birdfinder web-page will be developed for the greater Plettenberg Bay region. This area is seen as one of the prime birding destinations in the province and now... Read more »

CAUTION ADVISED WHEN BIRDING AT SIR LOWRY

Posted on the 10th April 2014
An alert to birders.   Please be vigilant when birding on Sir Lowry's Pass.  The Cape Bird Club has received disturbing news from Alistair Kilpin which we pass on to you. I r... Read more »