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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 »

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

A HUGE DIVERSITY OF BIRD SPECIES SEEN IN THE OVERBERG OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS

Posted on the 9th August 2022
Members of Birdlife Overberg and friends have been collecting data on the sightings of birds seen in the Overberg region since the start of the pandemic. Apart from using this data to help environm... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING AUGUST 2022

Posted on the 2nd August 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 August 2022. Keep in mind that ... Read more »

Southern Fiscal (Fiskaallaksman)

Posted on the 7th July 2022
So what do you call it? Southern Fiscal, Jackie Hangman, Common Fiscal, Fiscal Shrike, or maybe the Butcher bird? Whatever you like to call it, this bird is found throughout Southern Africa and... Read more »