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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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How our Overberg birds are ALSO affected by plastic

How our Overberg birds are ALSO affected by plastic

Birds in the Overberg face many threats. But did you know that plastic products are among those threatsBirds like Blue Cranes, Secretarybirds and other species we protect can be affected by bailing twine. They are drawn to sheep and ostrich feeding areas

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THE OVERBERG 150km CHALLENGE: The results

THE OVERBERG 150km CHALLENGE: The results

The results of the project were phenomenal: There were 40 participants who joined in the challenge. And a total of 29,047 bird sightings were recorded in the year. A staggering 329 bird species were recorded. Through the project, conservationists and birding

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