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It’s one thing to identify birds by their colours. But it’s something else to identify birds by their eggs. And yet most bird species that the Overberg Crane Group monitors and protects have quite distinct egg shapes, sizes
Cape Gannet might not breed in the Overberg, but they do live on our coastline, and have a couple of favourite Overberg spots. And while the Cape Gannet is not specifically on our Overberg Crane Group watchlist
The Grootbos Foundation and partners have conducted seven transect flushes, walking through our beautiful Overberg fynbos to find the enigmatic Fynbos Buttonquail (Turnix hottentottus).
It was about more than conservation 30 years ago, when the Overberg Crane Group first launched. For these founding members of the OCG, they went on a deeply
The Overberg Crane Group has just turned 30 years old! In October 1991, CapeNature teamed up with local Overberg farmers – to deal with the increasing threat to Blue Crane populations, by establishing the Overberg Crane Group (OCG).
There’s a great way to become a better birder: You could join one of the fun, active bird clubs that operate in the Overberg and beyond. These clubs introduce you to expert birders from whom you can learn
Birders are only as good as their tools – in particular, their binoculars. A decent set of binoculars is vital to help a birder spot those tiny tell-tale traits, to help you know your Yellow canary from your Brimstone canary
Birders could, however, be missing out by not visiting some of the private reserves. These reserves may not be as well known, but they’re sure to serve as a wonderful weekend get-away (even if you live in the Overberg).
Many species – including bird species – are already on the move in the Overberg district as the climate changes. Now it’s up to us to protect these areas that species are moving into, to reduce the likelihood of extinctions.
In the Overberg’s agricultural landscape, fences are a common sight. But while they play an important role in managing livestock, there’s a flip side to them. In the past two weeks, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Overberg Crane Group
Wetlands are known for their role in purifying water and preventing floods. But here in the Overberg – as around the world – they also provide an extremely important habitat for birds. There are many secretive rallid species that hide in wetlands here,
It’s not known how many Fynbos Buttonquail chicks have been documented over the years. But given how difficult it is to flush the adult birds, and how little is known about the Buttonquail’s breeding habits, this is believed to be a rare sighting