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THE MAINTENANCE OF THE ROOISAND BIRD HIDE

Posted on the 29th June 2022
We have received reports of the poor (and dirty) condition of this hide and the apparent total lack of maintenance by the management authority. It seems as if CapeNature simply do not have the capa... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING JUNE 2022

Posted on the 3rd June 2022
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of June 2022. Keep in mind that th... Read more »

WONDERFUL NEWS FOR BIRDERS AT THE ONRUS RIVER ESTUARY

Posted on the 31st May 2022
(This is my personal opinion drafted from a birding perspective – Anton) We have over the years expressed concern about the massive increase of reeds in the Onrus River estuary. Several c... Read more »

Trip Reports

BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG ON A DAY IN WINTER

Posted on the 27th June 2022
Our initial planning for the BirdLife Overberg morning outing on 25 June was to bird along a circle route and taking in the Karwyderskraal-, Swartrivier- and Hawston View roads and then return via ... Read more »

IMPRESSIONS OF THE AGULHAS REST CAMP

Posted on the 21st May 2022
Elaine and I spent a few days at the Agulhas rest camp in the Agulhas National Park and were very impressed with the facilities. The chalets are very comfortable and well equipped, even offering mo... Read more »

REPORT ON THE HIKE ON HOOGIES FARM

Posted on the 26th April 2022
We undertook yet another successful midweek hike on Thursday 21 April, this time at Anthony van Hoogstraten’ s farm in the upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Not much birding or photography was don... Read more »

Sightings

TRIVIAL COMMENTS ON OVERWINTERING SUMMER MIGRANTS IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 28th June 2022
We are often involved in discussions about summer migrants being recorded during winter months, with some members getting really excited when finding such birds. It was therefore decided to review ... Read more »

RARE BIRDS RECORDED DURING MONTHLY COUNTS IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 16th May 2022
As most of you know, Birdlife Overberg started doing monthly bird counts throughout the region in April 2020. This project was started to help us all through the early stages of the pandemic when v... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING MAY 2022

Posted on the 2nd May 2022
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of May 2022. Keep in mind that the... Read more »