March walk around Onrus Peninsula


The Club monthly walk on Thursday 3 March will be around the Onrus Peninsula, including the lagoon. It will be led by Mike and Helen MacNaught.

All participants meet at the Onrus River mouth on the open area near The Milkwood Restaurant. Mike says there is parking for about eight cars, more parking along the street leading to the area, and a large parking area a little higher up.

To get there, turn off the R43 onto Main Road, then left onto Van Blommestein Road, which becomes Beach Road and eventually Atlantic Drive.

The walk will be along Atlantic Drive around the Peninsula, past the caravan park and then to the beginning of the Onrus River lagoon. We will start at 07:30 while it is still cool.

Target birds would include various terns (sterretjies), gulls (meeue), African Black Oystercatcher (Swarttobie), Common Whimbrel (Kleinwulp), Little Egret (Kleinwitreier), White-fronted Plover (Vaalstrandkiewiet) and various herons (reiers) and ducks (eende).

Bring your own snacks and drinks.


One comment on “March walk around Onrus Peninsula

  1. I have the copy of “Sasol Birds of Southern Africa”, which was left at De Hoop by one of our members. I intend walking on Thursday at Onrus, and will bring the book with me,so the owner can either claim it then or call me to make an alternate arrangement.
    Vanessa Ovenstone 082 567 8121

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