Winter is over, there are signs of Spring arriving, the first feathered & human swallows, our local Sandpiper at Prawn Flats and other migrants are arriving home and our activities are increasing.
Time to get out there and do some birding, which you can do by joining us on Thursday 5th for a walk around the Beaumont’s farm in Bot Rivier. We meet at the Onrus Trading Post at 08:00 to consolidate transport. Bring along a mid-morning snack to enjoy in the gardens and some insect repellent to ward off all the ‘goggas’ that have already hatched. Afterwards you can enjoy a free wine tasting at the Beaumont Cellar.
Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 a group of 20 members visiting Bontebok Park. If you are campers and would like to join us, contact Craig Holmes.
At our evening meeting on Wednesday 18th our speaker Alouise Lynch, Operations Manager at Dyer Island Conservation Trust, will tell us more about “Birds on the Edge of Extinction”. The meeting starts at 19:00 and visitors are welcome.
The Fernkloof Flower Festival runs from 26 to 29 September and HBC will have a stall in the marquee where we will promote birding, help people with identification and have our Birds of Walker Bay booklets and DVDs for sale. Tell your friends and visit us please.
October is an even busier month for birders with more swallows arriving, our morning walk at Gabriëlskloof, Stanford’s Bird Fair, Cape Bird Club’s Save our Seabirds Festival, the Turner’s evening presentation on Spitsbergen and an exciting away outing to Die Hel & Wilderness.
Diarise Thursday 5th December for our annual End-of-Year function.