2020 Calendar Birds of Southern Africa

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Rooi-els & Betty's Bay and Crake!!

Hi All, Took an American client to Betty’s Bay area yesterday with “will the Rockjumpers be around” thought stuck in my mind.  The burnt area is greening up slowly especially in the wetter…
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Order the 2017 Birding Calendar - Tygerberg Bird Club

Download the birding calendar, click on the PDF, and send this back to Tygerberg Bird Club.
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Betty's Bay & Tanqua round trip

Hi All, I took 2 clients on an overnight trip to Tanqua Karoo via Betty’s Bay. After all the rain on last week, the weather was kind to us the thereafter.  Cape Siskin performed well…
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Bird watching from Brians Birding office in the Western Cape! - 7 August 2014

Hi All, It’s great when the morning sun has moved away from the “office” window as the birds cannot then see me at my “desk”.  I can be very scary at times!! Watching…
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Tanqua trip before the snow!!! - 25-27 August 2013

I spent Sun, Mon & Tues in Tanqua Karoo region this past week. My client was a videographer so plenty of time was spent at each site. Main targets were Victorin’s Warbler, Protea Seedeater, CapeClapper, Namaqua Warbler, Cinnamon-breasted…
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Mozambique Trip - Part 2- African Harrier Hawk sighting March 2013

On our recent trip to Southern Mozambique in March 2013 we had an excellent sighting of an African Harrier-hawk "digging" for its supper.  There was a 20m leafless coconut palm tree next to the road and…
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Birding in Mozambique - Part 1 - March 2013

I have just returned from a 9 day trip to Southern Mozambique with clients. We were a total of 11 in two Volkswagen Kombi vehicles. We flew to Johannesburg and I drove the 2nd vehicle to Maputo via Komatipoort border…
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Black Skimmer “Rhynchops niger” at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Cape Town, South Africa Friday 5 October 2012

Last Thursday a strange bird was sighted at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Table View 12k north of Cape Town.  Two birding experts were called and the bird described to them and it was not…
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300 full procotocol cards Tygerberg Atlasers SABAP2 database

Brian Vanderwalt is one of the three Tygerberg atlasers to have submitted 300 full procotocol cards for the SABAP2 database. His 300-card Milestone Award was presented to him at the club’s monthly meeting…
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Langebaan bi-annual Shorebird count but first "crailing"! March 2012

Hi All, We did our 38th bi-annual Wader Count on Sat morning at 11am. We had to meet at 10am and I decided that it would be a good idea to get there early…
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Half day Habitat trip route - February 2012

First port of call was Kirstenbosch and before we had even left the car park a male African Goshawk clicked from the dead tree for all to see, what a start!  The other good bird…
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Tanqua in Feb 2012

Took a UK client on an overnight trip to Tanqua. On our way we passed big groups of Sacred Ibis, White Pelicans and White Storks at the slaughterhouse near Voëlvlei Dam (Gouda).  Of course there will also…
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West Coast Birding Trip on Friday 10th Feb

Hi All, We decide to go straight to the Geelbek hide at West Coast National Park as the outgoing tide would be ideal and what a good move that was.  A few Steppe Buzzards and Yellow-billed…
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TBC outing to Macassar Sewerage Works, Western Cape on Saturday 21 January 2012

Hi All, The TBC (Tygerberg Bird Club) had their monthly outing to Macassar Sewerage Works on Saturday, which I led.  We met just outside the main gate at the bridge over the Eerste…
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