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BIRDING AT MOSSEL BAY

Posted on the 20th November 2012
(More images of participants in the course to follow. - Ed.) We presented the Flight for Birders course at Mossel Bay on 15 and 16 November. The Mossel Bay Local Municipality came on board in a big w... Read more »

FEEDBACK ON THE PELICAN WATCH PROJECT

Posted on the 5th October 2012
Anton Pam has asked me to brief you on the preparations for the coming Pelican Watch season. Things are going well.   The volunteer roster is gratifyingly full.   We have one... Read more »

ACCOMMODATION AT ROCHERPAN NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 24th August 2012
The Rocherpan Nature Reserve on the West Coast has erected four brand new cottages, each containing a double bed and a double futon. Cutlery and crockery is for four persons. The kitchen contains bran... Read more »

FLOWER SEASON IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 6th August 2012
Special Feature: West Coast Flower Season About an hour’s drive from Cape Town you can breakaway to the quiet waters of the Langeberg Lagoon and find yourself entering the West Coast National ... Read more »

GOSHAWKS - MASTER AVIATORS

Posted on the 18th July 2012
The ability of goshawks to move through small spaces is brilliantly illustrated by this insert on youtube.  You want to watch this: http://www.youtube.com/embed/2CFckjfP-1E  ... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT DE UIJLENES NEAR GANSBAAI (AFRIKAANS)

Posted on the 14th July 2012
(This article appeared in the Spring edition of 'The Kite', the newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is loaded with the permission of the Editor. - Ed). Naweek 27 tot 30 April 2012 by De Uijlene... Read more »

AGULHAS BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE LAUNCHES NEW PHASE

Posted on the 3rd July 2012
Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative launches its next conservation phase The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) officially launched the second phase of its operations on Thursday 7 June 2012. The lau... Read more »

YET ANOTHER HAPPY BRITISH BIRDER IN THE CAPE!

Posted on the 16th June 2012
Hi ALL I posted a message about two weeks ago asking for advice on where to (finally) see ground Woodpecker. I received ten different personal emails and I have written to everyone personally to sa... Read more »

FOCUS ON AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 8th June 2012
SANParks Feature: Agulhas National Park Geographical extremes capture the imagination. From ancient mariners to contemporary mankind, the quest has always been to reach the poles, sail around the ti... Read more »

SERIOUS BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK SUPPORTER

Posted on the 30th April 2012
 (Taken from the Bontebok National Park e-newsletter for May 2012 and loaded with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) During the month of April I will celebrate my 3,000th visit to the Bontebok... Read more »

STILBAAI BIRDWATCHERS VISIT DE MOND

Posted on the 17th April 2012
STILBAAI BIRD –WATCHERS CLUB OUTING DE MOND/AGULHAS/ARNISTON AREA: 21 to 24 February 2012 The base for this bird watching excursion was at Waenhuiskrans Municipal Caravan Park in Arniston. A to... Read more »

A SOUTH AFRICAN FIRST: LITTLE CRAKE AT CLOVELLY

Posted on the 23rd March 2012
(Probably the biggest news to have hit South African birding this year - or decade for that matter - is the discovery of a LITTLE CRAKE at the Clovelly wetlands.  It is the first time that thi... Read more »

THANKS TO BIRDLIFE OVERBERG GOLF DAY SPONSORS

Posted on the 21st February 2012
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG GOLF DAY 2012: The members of BirdLife Overberg is presenting their third annual golf day at the Hermanus Golf Club on 23 February.  Funds are being raised... Read more »

FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS AT FERNKLOOF - FEEDBACK

Posted on the 28th January 2012
Fourty-seven birders attended the 'Flight for Birders' bird identification and conservation course at Fernkloof on 26 and 27 January 2012. It is interesting to note that participants came from as far ... Read more »

APPRECIATION TO PELICAN WATCH VOLUNTEERS

Posted on the 11th January 2012
To all Pelican Watch Volunteers, On behalf of the cormorants and gannets and kelp gulls of Jutten and Malgas and of West Coast SANParks and their Honorary Ranger group, sincere thanks for your time a... Read more »