New Oystercatcher: a challenge for new year

Do you want to accept a birding challenge for the new year? Read all about it in the latest Oystercatcher, published on this website.

You can also read about Club members’ encounters with the elusive Narina Trogon and other experiences during the outing to Wilderness and Nature’s Valley.

And if you missed Otto Schmidt’s presentation on birding in Ghana, you can read about his encounter with one of Africa’s strangest birds in that country.

Just click on the “Oystercatcher” link above.

Happy reading, and a happy festive season to all our members.

Bird calendar on special offer

Tygerberg Bird Club is offering its 2015 Birds of Southern Africa calendar to Hermanus Bird Club members at a reduced price for a bulk order.

The price reduction will depend on the size of the order. Normally calendars cost R80 each. For 21 to 50 copies the price will be R70, and for more than 50, R60. All calendars come with an envelope for those who wish to post it as a gift.

Margie Ogston has offered to co-ordinate this. Members who want to buy the calendar must email her at by tomorrow (Wednesday 3 December).

Details of the calendar at