News

General News

BIRDING BIG DAY ON FOOT

Posted on the 28th November 2010
Elaine and myself are sitting here with serious rain in a drought stricken area. We don't quite know where we fit into the BirdLife South Africa national Birding Big Day competition thing as we are in... Read more »

ANOTHER REQUEST FROM AN OVERSEAS BIRDER

Posted on the 4th November 2010
Hi all, I've done this message before, but lost all my contacts. We're a Belgian couple visiting The Western Cape in December. The plan is to drive West Coast - Tanqua Karoo - Garden Route - Port El... Read more »

IMPRESSIONS ON BIRDING AT SWELLENDAM

Posted on the 27th July 2010
The Swellendam area in the Overberg region of the Western Cape is highly underrated as a bird-watching destination. The town is in close proximity to the Grootvadersbosch, Marloth and De Hoop nature r... Read more »

WINTER CWAC ON BOTRIVER ESTUARY - AFRICAN OPENBILLS

Posted on the 12th July 2010
Hi Everyone Yes, we birders are not deterred by rain, especially when CWAC-ing - a case of "the show must go on". The TBC members, with a few members from the Birdlife Overberg & H... Read more »

SABAP2 RANGE CHANGE MAP FOR BLUE CRANES IN THE OVERBERG & SWARTLAND

Posted on the 28th June 2010
(This great news regarding Blue Cranes numbers in the Overberg and Swartland was first published by the Animal Demography Unit (ADU) - visit www.sabap2.adu.org.za.  - Ed.) Blow your vuvuzela, th... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG'S GOLF DAY

Posted on the 13th June 2010
TEEING OFF FOR THE AFRICAN PENGUIN The African Penguin is facing severe pressure, to the extent that the IUCN recently decided to upgrade the bird's conservation status on its Red Data List for bir... Read more »

THANK YOU TO ALL BIRDLIFE OVERBERG GOLF DAY SPONSORS

Posted on the 13th June 2010
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 &l... Read more »

COMMENTS ON THE NEW ROOISANDS BIRD HIDE

Posted on the 3rd June 2010
Hi All Great idea to put up a nesting platform at Rooisand Nature Reserve for the Osprey! We saw the Osprey at Rooisand and Botriver Lagoon on Friday (first spotted by Brian) and again on Saturday af... Read more »

THE OPENING OF THE NEW BIRD HIDE AT ARABELLA

Posted on the 31st May 2010
A BIRD’S EYE VIEW - Opening of Rooisands Bird Hide at the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa. (The new bird hide at Rooisands was officially launched on Friday and we have adapted this pres... Read more »

BIRDS OF THE KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE

Posted on the 20th May 2010
(The Biodiversity Festival is being celebrated at Harold Porter on 28 and 29 May and we though it appropriate to load this brilliant article  on the birds of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve writt... Read more »

NUWEJAARS WETLAND BIRDING

Posted on the 23rd January 2010
 (We have received this old document from Emmerentia de Kock of the Agulahas National Park - it certainly gives one a good introductory overview of the birding potential of this area. - Ed.) The... Read more »

THE ARCTIC TERN'S EPIC MIGRATION

Posted on the 13th January 2010
    (This article first appeared on the BBC website. The full text with illustrations could be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8451908.stm) The Arctic tern's extraord... Read more »

FEEDBACK ON AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK BIRDING WEEKEND

Posted on the 6th November 2009
  Chris van Gass reports:  The Executive Director of BirdLife South Africa, Mark Anderson, has been “blown away” by the potential for birding in the Agulhas National Park (... Read more »

TEN GREAT DAYS OF BIRDING IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 11th October 2009
(Japie Caassen just forwarded this report.  This is a MUST READ as it represents of the best of Western Cape Birding) I took clients of Birding Africa on a guided trip in the Western Cape from 1... Read more »

GREAT INTERNATIONAL FEEDBACK ON WESTERN CAPE BIRDING

Posted on the 15th August 2009
(We recently assisted a group of British birders to plan a trip through the Western Cape province.  Herewith the feedback from one of them.  This clearly illustrates the great birding tou... Read more »