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,