Gardening for Birds Course - by Mariana Delport

The Tygerberg Bird Club will host a half day course presented by Mariana Delport on Gardening for Birds. The course will cover: Creating various habitats to make your garden more bird-friendly The plants…
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BirdLife South Africa’s Annual SOS (Save Our Seabirds) Festival

National Marine Week10-16 October 2011 In partnership with BirdLife South Africa's Seabird Division, DEA (Department of Environmental Affairs), Iziko Museums and this year the City of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront, it…
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Cape bird watching - West Coast - Feb 2011

Hi all, I took 3 Johannesburg clients to Langebaan and the West Coast on Saturday.  One of the first birds we saw as we entered the Park was an Adult Black Harrier fairly…
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Cape Town birdwatching - Habitat trip - Feb 2011

Hi All, I took a group of US clients, who only had one day available, out birding on a Habitat run. We called early at Kirstenbosch and many birds were still sunning themselves…
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Rooi-els and Peninsula - Jan 2011

Hi All, Had 2 clients who needed Cape Rockjumper and Chaffinch for their SA list. We arrived at Rooi-els at 8.30am with a S/E gale wind blowing at Gordon's Bay. However the wind…
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Cape Town birding - Spotted Flycatcher - Jan 2011

Hi All, As previously said a Spotted Flycatcher had returned to a field near my house here in Durbanville in December, whilst I was in Mozambique.   This was great as I could now monitor…
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Two unusual sightings here in Cape Town - Dec 2010

Hi All, Hope you all had a fulfilling food weekend! I took 3 clients to Kirstenbosch on Tuesday. Whilst looking for Southern Boubou near the Erica garden, 2 Cape Siskins flew over! This…
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Terns and pentading (Atlassing) - Oct 2010

Hi All, I had a quiet week-end in the Ceres area and did some pentading on some backwater roads. Quiet week-end??????? Came across a dam which had 20 breeding plumage Whiskered Terns flying…
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Cape Endemics - Oct 2010

Before departing the UK, a guide in Cape Town had been recommended to me.  I booked Brian Vanderwalt for a full day's birding in the Cape area.  His brief was to attempt to…
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Spring sightings - Western Cape area - Sept 2010

Hi all, Report back on few trips around West Coast, Paarl and Tankwa Karoo. Today saw 8 White-backed Ducks at Dolphin Beach pans, Milnerton At least 8 sightings of Black Harriers on R27,…
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Robertson Birding - Sept 2010

Hi all, I gave a talk to the Worcester Bird Club on Wed and decided to stay over so that I could do some birding/pentading in the area. I used to work at…
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Foreign journalists bowled over by Cape Town

Journalists from across the world have hailed Cape Town as one of the friendliest and most beautiful cities, according to a report compiled by the city's tourism agency. Cape Town Tourism interacted with…
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Tygerberg BC outing to Karoo Botanical Gardens in Worcester, Western Cape - July 2010

Hi All, I led a Tygerberg Bird Club outing and of course a pentad outing to Karoo Botanical Gardens (Worcester) on Sat 17th. A group of 30 members met at 8ish in fresh…
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Buttonquail bash and others - June 2010

Hi All, I had a simple brief from a client, "I  need 2 birds to complete my Cape Town land birds,  Chukar Partridge and Hottentot Buttonquail." The challenge for Buttonquail was taken up…
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Autumn birding - Tanqua Karoo - May 2010

Hi All, Did a trip which was specifically for our local endemics last weekend for a Canadian client, in fact he is no 6 in Canada! Called on Rooi-els early, for a change…
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