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The Blue Crane’s future depends on Overberg farmers

The Blue Crane’s future depends on Overberg farmers

Changing landscapes in the Overberg over the past century have provided Blue Cranes with a new home – when their home habitat in the Grassland biome was transformed. But the future of Blue Cranes now rests in the hands of Overberg farmers.

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Sound like a birder: Your glossary of birding terms

Sound like a birder: Your glossary of birding terms

Experienced birders enjoy using birding lingo while they’re out birding. And birding jargon can get quite confusing at times. So here’s a short list of some of the main terms to help you not only understand a birder, but even to sound like one.

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The danger of baling twine (a story with a happy ending)

The danger of baling twine (a story with a happy ending)

Plastic baling twine, if left in the field, can become tangled around cranes’ legs. This hampers their movements, making it harder for them to eat, walk and preen. The plastic also cuts into the legs, causing painful wounds. Often the crane will try to pull the

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Lockdown: Bringing the world of birds to you instead

Lockdown: Bringing the world of birds to you instead

You may not be able to leave your home right now during lockdown in South Africa. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still experience the magical world of birds – from your couch. The Coronavirus is also playing havoc with bird lovers

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Join the 2020 Overberg 150km challenge

Join the 2020 Overberg 150km challenge

The challenge invites birders to see how many bird species you can log in the Overberg over the course of 2020. The challenge area is a 150km circumference around the most southerly tip of Africa (the centre of the circle is at the southernmost tip).

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4 favourite birding spots in the Overberg

4 favourite birding spots in the Overberg

4 favourite birding spots in the Overberg Where are some of the best places to go birding in the Overberg? There’s no shortage of fantastic opportunities for birders – many on land that’s open to the public. Here are 4 of our favourite birding spots.

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Powerlines impact on the future of Blue Cranes

Powerlines impact on the future of Blue Cranes

Powerline collisions could potentially tilt the population of Blue Cranes from stable, to declining. That’s according to Endangered Wildlife Trust researcher, Christie Craig, at the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) meeting in September.

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