The Next Challenge

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As our 2018/2019 Challenge draws to a close, we are already thinking about a new and bigger event, one that will fire the imagination of more members and attract a greater following.  Ronnie has suggested a Southern Africa Challenge, taking place over 12 months.  This is equivalent to a Big Birding Year, and has the advantage that it will keep us stimulated for 12 months, whilst offering the opportunity to add birds no matter where one is in the sub-region.  I put this out for comment, in the hope that we will get a lot of interest and will be able to go ahead asap.  Let’s hear from you by way of comments on this posting!

10 comments on “The Next Challenge

  1. I suggest we start counting our sightings from 1 March, so that if agreement is reached we can run for a full committee year, from March to February. Reporting could be done quarterly so as to reduce the amount of data on the results spreadsheet.

  2. Great idea new committee. It does give more ‘detailed listing’ purpose to any trips we make, so we’re in for the long run if it’s accepted by the majority. Good luck to you all for the HBC’s new year ahead. Margie Ogston

    On Sun, Feb 24, 2019, 10:44 AM Hermanus Bird Club wrote:

    > roncorylus posted: ” As our 2018/2019 Challenge draws to a close, we are > already thinking about a new and bigger event, one that will fire the > imagination of more members and attract a greater following. Ronnie has > suggested a Southern Africa Challenge, taking place over 1″ >

  3. Hi As mentioned to Ronnie when we were at de Hoop I’m very happy with that suggestion. I have been quite frustrated seeing interesting birds in the past couple of months but can’t count them as they were not within the boundaries of this year’s challenge. I hope we are not excluding December again! Congratulations to all the office bearers and especially to John Saunders on being elected chairman. A huge thank you to Craig for all the enthusiasm and hard work put into organizing away trips in particular. Glad you’re still a member of our special bird club! Best wishes Anne

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  4. Great idea..only one suggestion and that is all Ticks must be self drives ..or not with Pro guides..otherwise all the participants with big bucks will do guided tours to Mos..Zim..Namibia.. Botswana..etc plus far flung areas of SA..and easily get 600 to 700 species.
    Self drives will encourage club members to work together..even for longer trips up North etc..

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