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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 »

OBITUARY: CHRIS NEETHLING

Posted on the 30th May 2022
We are shocked and saddened by the news of Chris’s passing earlier this month. Chris and Estelle had been loyal and staunch supporters of our club through the year’s and assisted our ef... Read more »

BIRDING TALKS TO BE ORDERED FOR FORWARDING BY WeTransfer

Posted on the 13th May 2022
Now that winter is upon us several talks had been developed for optimal birdwatching at some of our top birding destinations. The contents of the ‘Flight for Birders’, ‘Flig... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING APRIL 2022

Posted on the 3rd April 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 April 2022. Keep in mind that t... Read more »

YET ANOTHER AVIAN FLU OUTBREAK IN SEABIRDS

Posted on the 23rd March 2022
MARINE BIRD ALERT: Please be on the lookout for sick and dying birds A few years ago, in December 2017, a large amount of dead and sick marine bird species were found along the Overstrand coast... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG BACK AT MOLLERGREN PARK

Posted on the 23rd February 2022
After all these months of meeting via Zoom and the frustrations of not being able to meet in person we finally returned to Mollergren Park on Monday 21 February. It was great meeting up with old fr... Read more »

INTERESTING SPECIES RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG DURING DECEMBER 2021

Posted on the 31st December 2021
The BirdLife Overberg monthly bird counts in the Overberg region during December once again produced really exciting species being reported by some 29 members and friends. The full list of the more... Read more »

GREAT SOUTHERN BIOBLITZ 2021 IN THE OVERSTRAND REGION

Posted on the 10th December 2021
The idea behind the Great Southern BioBlitz was to encourage citizen scientists, using the iNaturalist platform, to spend four days in nature observing and documenting plants, animals and fungi as ... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG REPORT TO WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM NOVEMBER 2021

Posted on the 23rd November 2021
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG REPORT TO WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM – NOVEMBER 2021 GENERAL CLUB NEWS – CLUB MEETINGS, OUTINGS & COURSES: We adopted an “adapt or die” type of ... Read more »

AGULHAS LONG-BILLED LARK: THE HIDE-AND-SEEK CHAMPION

Posted on the 15th November 2021
Hide-and-seek champion (This article by Dr Alan Lee first appeared in the BirdLife South Africa e-Newsletter: November 2021). Amazing predator sightings filled the five days in mid-Septembe... Read more »

Raising Babies the African Goshawk Way

Posted on the 15th November 2021
Sometime in September, I remember sitting on my front stoep with a cup of tea (and no camera) and was treated to the sight of our resident pair of African Goshawks chasing each other through the bl... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO THE VAN DER STEL PASS ON SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER

Posted on the 30th October 2021
This event was moved to Saturday 30 October due to bad weather. We will bird along the hugely underrated van der Stel Pass outside Botriver village and will initially include the Hawston Lookout Po... Read more »

BIRDING TALKS TO BE ORDERED FOR FORWARDING BY WeTransfer

Posted on the 20th October 2021
BIRDING TALKS TO BE ORDERED FOR FORWARDING BY WeTransfer The contents of the ‘Flight for Birders’, ‘Flight Higher’ and ‘The Secret Life of Raptors’ courses ... Read more »

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