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REPORT ON THE FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT HERMANUS

Posted on the 24th February 2014
We have presented at least one Flight for Birders identification and conservation course per year in the Overstrand region over the last decade. This time we were at the Community Hall at Mollergre... Read more »

THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK WETLANDS

Posted on the 3rd February 2014
(These articles appeared in the February Edition of the Agulhas National Park E-Bul. - Editor) Agulhas Plains wetlands The Nuwejaars Wetland system is an area of immense diversity and conservat... Read more »

REPORT ON THE AGULHAS PLAINS BIRDING PROJECT 2013

Posted on the 13th January 2014
(This is a very lengthy report and it is posted in its entirety as it aptly illustrates the vast birding potential of the Agulhas Plains region. This is certainly one of the most underrated birding... Read more »

OUTSTANDING BIRDING AT DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 29th December 2013
(Birding at the De Mond Nature Reserve is currently outstanding as this brief report clearly illustrate. Carin Malan also confirmed the presence of Damara Tern yesterday. - Ed.) De Mond is curr... Read more »

THIS ILLUSTRATES THE DEMAND FOR BIRDING IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 19th November 2013
(It is that time of year when we have to advise many birders from overseas and up-country on where to find the best birds in the Western Cape Province. The letter below serves as a good example of ... Read more »

A Guide to Building Universally Accessible Bird Hides

Posted on the 16th August 2013
Dear all In order to promote birdwatching, BirdLife South Africa realises that facilities such as hides and boardwalks are needed to allow people to get close to birds, thus allowing the viewing ... Read more »

PETER CHADWICK'S BLOG ON STANFORD

Posted on the 30th May 2013
Dear All, As promised, I have posted a blog story with a numerous images that can assist in promoting the "De Hoop Strettons Bird Fair". I spent a couple of mornings driving through ... Read more »

MORE ON KLAAS'S CUCKOO BEHAVIOUR

Posted on the 4th May 2013
Linda Hibbin, Graham Searll and myself were at Kirstenbosch this morning (Friday 3 May) and at a tree we have named the cuckoo tree, as all the larva of the Garden Acrea Butterfly have attracted so ma... Read more »

THE WESTERN CAPE AS A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 11th April 2013
(Trevor Hardaker again came out with some fascinating bits of information over the last few days. Firstly he put 'some useless stats' on his Facebook page and last night's SA Rare Bird ... Read more »

NATURE'S VALLEY REMAINS A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 26th March 2013
Greta and I took last Friday off work and spent a very enjoyable long weekend doing some Western Cape periphery birding in the Nature’s Valley area. We broke Wednesday’s late afternoon ... Read more »

NEW HIKING TRAIL ALONG BOTRIVER ESTUARY

Posted on the 30th January 2013
(We recieved good news of new birding trail along the Fisherhaven section of the Botriver estuary.  Another feather in the Overberg birding cap. - Ed.) Dear Dr Odendal Your presentation at th... Read more »

RAPTORS AT KLEINMOND

Posted on the 9th January 2013
(This compelling article originally appeared in the December 2012 edition of 'Fynbos', the newsletter of the Kleinmond Nature Conservation Society and is used with the permission of the author. - Ed.)... Read more »

SWBC AT RED STONE HILLS

Posted on the 9th January 2013
(This report originally appeared in BATIS NO 61 (January 2013), the electronic magazine of the SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB and is used with the permission of the editor. - Ed.) THE ANNUAL SWBC WEEKEND TO... Read more »

BRITISH BIRDER REPORTS ON BIRDING THE BETTY'S BAY AREA

Posted on the 7th January 2013
SITE LIST – BETTY’S BAY AND ROOI ELS Site description: Rooi Els; Stony Point, Betty’s Bay; Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Betty Bay’s, Western Cape, South Africa Dates an... Read more »

LIST OF PELAGIC SPECIES OFF CAPE TOWN

Posted on the 22nd December 2012
(I am currently working on a new PowerPoint presentation on birding in the Western Cape Province.  I drew up a list of pelagic species seen off Cape Town for one of the slides and thought that... Read more »