Birding in habitats around Cape Town in autumn - Apr 2010

Hi all, I did a few tours in the past 2 weeks around the Cape. Birds calling or displaying was a rarity and birding skills and tricks to lure them out had to be used…
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Tanqua in March 2010

Hi all, I took a client to Tanqua on Tuesday. We arranged to leave at 1pm, so as to bird on the way to Ceres our overnight stop. With all the hot weather…
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Dry West and Garden Route trip - September 2008

Hi All, Had a fantastic 17 day trip with one client which started at Cape Town on 13th September and went via Bushmanland/Kalahari/West Coast/Tanqua/Garden Route. The Bushmanland area still had flowers, maybe they…
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Birding around the Cape in Winter: Rooi-Els coast/Kogelberg Biosphere - August 2009

Hi All, I did a few day trips for Birdwatch Cape this past week, one which went to Rooi-els on the East coast of South Africa, in the Kogelberg Biosphere region. Rooi-els:When we…
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Tanqua Karoo in Winter - July 2009

Hi All, I did a “Habitat” & Tanqua trip over 2 days recently. The target was of course the Tanqua, but Tanqua in one day does not work well. So we added a…
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Bogey Bird - Herero Chat - Namibia

On a recent visit to Western Namibia with friends, one of my bogey birds was Herero Chat which I had missed twice before. We called on Spitzkoppe Reserve to look for the bird…
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Major Threat - Verlorenvlei (Ramsar Site SA103) - May 2009

At the Western Cape Birding Forum meeting recently, Neil Smith (from Birdlife SA) outlined the serious threat to Verlorenvlei and the Verlorenvlei Valley arising from the application by Bongani Minerals for tungsten mining…
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Langebaan & Geelbek

Spent a casual day in the Langebaan/Vredenberg area yesterday. We were too late for the incoming tide at Geelbek (11.30 Cape Town tide was full + - 1.00pm) and only saw 2 Ospreys…
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Tanqua Karoo - another 2 great days birding! - July 2008

I spent 1.5 days in the Tanqua birding with a Birding Eco Tours client. We drove straight to the Tanqua on Monday and birded till it was dark and returned to Ceres for…
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Booted Eagle and others - July 2008

Spent Saturday 21 June birding Habitat areas in the Western Cape with a client and saw the following of interest: Dolphin Beach pans: Black, Little, White-rumped and Alpine Swifts, and a pair of…
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Booted Eagle and others in Cape area - July 08

Hi All, Spent Saturday birding habitats with a client and saw the following of interest: Dolphin Beach pans: Black, Little, White-rumped and Alpine Swifts, and a pair of Greater-striped Swallow, second time I…
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Autumn in Tanqua - June 2008

I spent a short while in the Tanqua yesterday with a client and friend. Even though she had been there before and seen the normal Karoo birds she had never seen or heard…
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Tanqua this week - again! - June 2008

Spent a looong day yesterday birding for specials in the Tanqua with 7 clients.  Weather was good for birding, not cold at all.  The aim was to find the Burchells Courser and Cinnamon…
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Autumn Birding in the Cape - May 2008

I took 2 UK clients on an 8day trip around the West Coast/Karoo/Overberg last week looking at birds and flowers amongst other things. Weather was good but cool and we always seemed to…
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10000 birds - Birding with Brian - May 2008

from Charlie Moores Blog about Birding the Cape For my second trip to South Africa in just three weeks, this time to Cape Town (the first was to Johannesburg), I decided to hire…
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