Lady Stanford Update


Due to the low uptake for the morning cruise, all those who can make the switch have been moved to the evening slot, and the morning cruise has been cancelled.  The evening slot is now filly subscribed, so there are no more vacancies.

Ray Towsey


Members will be saddened by the passing of one of our good friends, Ray Towsey.  There will be a get together in remembrance of Ray at the Kibrooke Restaurant at 15h00 on Sunday 9 February.

Those planning to attend please RSVP Karen on 

Lady Stanford Cruise – February 6

A calm morning (1)

The Klein River

The uptake for places on the Lady Stanford for the Klein river cruise on 6 Feb has been very poor.  Members are requested to contact John Saunders to book their places by 24 January.  If we cannot fill the boat and meet our financial obligations, we will have to cancel one or both trips.  Departing times are 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

John’s contact details are; John Saunders; 028 316 2302 /

January Meeting


Members are reminded that our January meeting kicks off at 6:00 pm on Wednesday the 15th.

Come and join Carin Malan on an armchair journey, giving practical tips and routes to follow to discover why Zululand is “Way beyond the Big 5”.

She will be taking you on an adventure through the big forests of Zululand, all the way from Stanger to Ndumo and tell you all about “stiff neck” birding.

An added bonus will be some awesome photographs she has taken on the way and specifically at the well-known Zimanga Game Reserve.


Photographic Competetion


The Xmas Party held last night was a fun-filled affair in which members could relax and enjoy each other’s company.  As usual, there was the photographic competition, which, this year, only attracted 19 entries (last year we had 29) .

Winner of the Best Bird Photo was ‘Cutie Pie’ by Ronnie, who also won the Best Caption with ‘Go Away – Can’t you see I’m Busy’, whilst Sheelagh Bowman took the prize for the best Fun Photo with ‘Every Drop Counts during the Drought’

Well done to all the participants for putting on a good show, which was enjoyed by all.


Go Away Can't You See I'm busy

Cruising Down The River


It won’t be quite like this!

We have booked the Lady Stanford for two cruises on the Klein River on Thursday 6 February 2020.  The first will be at 7:00 am and the second at 5:00 pm and the cost will be R150 per person.

Please contact John Saunders if you wish to avail yourself of this wonderful birding opportunity, which will take the place of the usual monthly walk.

If we cannot fill the boat – it takes 26 people per cruise – we may have to cancel, so get your place booked early so as to ensure that it will happen.  The deadline for entries is 25 January.

2020 Subscriptions are due now


Please be reminded that your 2020 subscriptions are due.

Fees have been marginally increased to R150 for a single person and R250 for a couple.  This increase takes account of our commitment to ring-fence an amount of R10 per member towards our fund for the rehabilitation of injured birds, and will be paid to help offset veterinarian’s costs should they be called on to treat birds brought in by the public.

Please make your payments by EFT to;

Hermanus Bird Club

First National Bank

Account No.  62107045892

And use “Subs – Your Name” as the Beneficiary Reference