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Many of the professional photographs you will see on this site are courtesy of www.peteoxford.com and www.peteoxfordexpeditions.com

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By way of introducing myself I would first like to thank all members of the Betty's Bay community that have made me feel welcome. I arrived, as a permanent resident, with my husband, Pete Oxford about a year ago. My parents live here and we decided to be closer as time moves on for them. So, leaving Ecuador, South America, our home for some 30 years, here we are! We are a professional wildlife photographer team and also own an expedition travel company. As such we have been privileged to have traveled to every continent many times and witnessed some incredible things along the way.

Pete Oxford Baboon

Somewhat nomadic in spirit we have long had half an eye open for a place to resettle—somewhere extraordinary, wild and unspoiled. Serious contenders along the way included Tasmania, Fiji, Southern Spain, the Falkland Islands and even Zimbabwe in its day. It was not until we came here that we finally knew we had found the place.

Looking through outsider's eyes we have not yet taken things for granted and, indeed hope we never will. This place is truly stunning, on a world level and deserves all the love and care we can muster to keep it that way. With the amazing community that we have so far discovered it is with a great sense of pride that I have agreed to come onboard the BBRA committee to work on issues related to Betty's Bay conservation.

If you would like to understand more about who we are I invite you to look at our photographic website: www.peteoxford.com and our travel company website www.peteoxfordexpeditions.com

I'm looking forward to more and more of you joining the BBRA and becoming involved at a conservation level.

Reneé Bish

Rooiels Conservancy presents a Wildlife Research Talk: "Leopards of the Cape" by Jeannie Hayward. Friday 6th July 2018 at 6h30PM in the Harold Porter Gardens.

July 2018 talk: Leopards in the Cape

A pair of Oystercatchers and two chicks walking on the beach

Our Oystercatchers are endangered because humans are encroaching on their habitat

(This article has been updated with new details.)

Good day Betty's Bay,

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I have been a Western leopard toad volunteer in Cape Town for the past eight years, doing the Princess Vlei and Little Princess Vlei areas as well as helping in the Constantia areas, where the toads occur, when needed.

We have been told that there could possibly be a small toad population in your town and I am hoping to spend a week there during the winter, when it's breeding season for these toads (i.e. the males go to a water body to call the females, where they mate then return "home"—your gardens!) to actively look for them.

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We will add all the Stony Point Seabird updates to this page.

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Bewareas/Conservancies in the Western Cape — What are they? What are the advantages? How are they established? Read the pdf to find out.

 

Minutes  Of Stony Point Management Meeting — 7 December 2016

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Please find the minutes as a docx or PDF file.

25 & 26 August 2016

'Flight for Birders' was developed to assist novices and experienced birdwatchers to become involved in birdwatching in a practical and sustainable way. Basic steps in the identification of birds will be highlighted and the identification of garden birds, water birds, birds of prey and more difficult species such as swallows, waders and 'little brown jobs' will be discussed systematically.