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BIRDING HOTSPOTS IN THE OVERSTRAND MUNICIPAL AREA

Posted on the 31st December 2011
(This material was taken from the text of the brochure on birding in the Overberg produced by BirdLife Overberg and sponsored by Tru-Cape. This gives a brief overview of some of the top birding destin... Read more »

Who said LBJ's are boring?

Posted on the 29th December 2011
I was fortunate enough to find a Large-billed Lark nest along the Swartrivier road outside Botriver village early this morning.  I load a selection of my images herewith in view of trying to... Read more »

ANOTHER HAPPY OVERSEAS BIRDER

Posted on the 22nd December 2011
Hi everyone I've just returned to the UK from Cape Town after a brief visit and am pleased I finally found a Victorin's Warbler although I was looking for Ground Woodpeckers than never seem to want... Read more »

BIG NEWS: THE HYBRID GANNET

Posted on the 14th December 2011
(Trevor's RARE BIRD NEWS this evening has a very interesting sentence in it.  I will load the pic of this hybrid bird as soon as I receive it.  Note the pale eye (as in Cape Gannet) and the ... Read more »

SIXTEEN ENDEMICS SEEN IN ONE MORNING

Posted on the 13th November 2011
(This article by Per Holman clearly illustrates the vast birding potential within reach of Cape Town. - Ed.) Hi all, On Thursday I got a message from a fellow Norwegian, Tommy Pedersen, ... Read more »

WINTER CAR COUNT IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 2nd October 2011
It was an incredibly beautiful, still day down here in the Western Cape following the cold front. It is interesting that in the Overberg the Blue Cranes were more evenly dispersed than usual in winter... Read more »

WETLANDS REPORT FROM THE AGULHAS PLAINS REGION

Posted on the 1st August 2011
(This report first appeared in the ABI e-newsletter - Ed). Wetlands Report from the Agulhas Plains region Over half the wetlands in South Africa have been destroyed and the remaining wetlands requir... Read more »

ENDEMIC BIRDS OF THE WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Posted on the 1st June 2011
When one refers to the term an endemic species, it means a species that is restricted to a certain region and that can be found nowhere else in the world. Southern Africa is fortunate to have a hig... Read more »

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT AT DYER ISLAND

Posted on the 21st April 2011
A once in a lifetime experience working with whales at the tip of Africa Every year from July-December the seas off Dyer Island become home to large numbers of Southern Right whales who have journey... Read more »

GOVERNMENT RECOGNISES THE IMPORTANCE OF BIRDING TOURISM

Posted on the 15th April 2011
Johannesburg, 14 April 2011: Recognising that birding tourism is an all-important conservation tool, BirdLife South Africa has always supported its development. What has long been overdue is an ind... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG GOLF DAY REPORT

Posted on the 6th March 2011
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG GOLF DAY FOR THE BLACK EAGLE The members of BirdLife Overberg hosted their second annual charity golf day on 24 February 2011 at the Hermanus Golf Club to raise funds for thei... Read more »

THANKING GOLF DAY SPONSORS & HELPERS

Posted on the 6th March 2011
The committee of BirdLife Overberg would like to express its sincere thanks and appreciation to the following organizations and individuals who have contributed in many ways to the success of the seco... Read more »

MORNING OUTING AT ONRUS

Posted on the 23rd January 2011
A group of BirdLife Overberg members went on a morning outing in the Onrus pentad on Sunday 23 January 2011. Conditions were windy, but sunny and we spent an hour each at the Vermont salt pan, Harderb... Read more »

GREAT TIPS ON BIRDING IN THE STILBAAI AREA OF THE SOUTHERN CAPE

Posted on the 2nd January 2011
Going to Stilbaai for a few days & would appreciate any info & pointers on birding around the following areas: Stilbaai, Jongensfontein, Vermaaklikheid (I'll bet not too many of you even know ... Read more »

R 30,000 FOR THE AFRICAN PENGUIN

Posted on the 11th December 2010
The members of BirdLife Overberg held their first golf day at the Hermanus Golf Club on 10 June 2010 in an attempt to raise funds for educational projects about the endangered African Penguin. Onru... Read more »