Programme for 2019

Herewith the 2019 programme of events.  Please note that this schedule is flexible, so look out for possible amendments throughout the year.

January

14th – Committee Meeting.          16th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.   Our guest speaker will be Duncan Butchart and his talk will be titled “Woodpeckers of the World”.        Month 3 of the Challenge.   25th – Cruise on Lady Stanford at 17h00.

February

1st – Cruise on Lady Stanford at 07h00.   7th – Monthly outing to Platbos Forest (R30 entrance fee) led by Lester and Cheryl van Groeningen.           11th – Committee Meeting.      Outing to De Hoop.     20th – AGM at 19h00.    Our guest speaker will be Ronnie Hazell and he will speak on Bird Photography.     Month 4 of the Challenge.

March

 7th – Monthly outing to De Mond led by  Chris Cheetham and John Bowman.       18th – Committee Meeting.     20th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be David Muirhead and his talk will be titled “Birds in Folklore & Popular Culture” .

April

4th – Monthly walk at Arabella, led by Carin Malan.          15th – Committee Meeting.          17th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be Lester van Groeningen, who will talk about Mkhuze Game Reserve.  28th – Mini Birding Big Day

May

2nd – Monthly walk Jesse Walton’s Farm.     13th – Committee Meeting.         15th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be John Bowman and he will speak on Zimbabwe.     Outing to Leeuenboschfontein.

June

6th – Monthly walk at Rooisand Reserve.        17th – Committee Meeting.           19th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.   Guest speaker will be Jenny Parsons

July

4th – Monthly walk at Rooi Els, Betty’s Bay and Harold Porter Reserve.        15th – Committee Meeting.             17th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest Speaker will be Gavin Turner who will speak about his recent pelagic trip.

August

1st – Monthly walk TBA.           19th – Committee Meeting.         21st – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.    Annual Quiz with Mike Ford as our Quizmaster.

September

5th – Monthly walk at Gabrielskloof.           9th – Committee Meeting.           11th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be Monika von Oppel who will talk about her trip to Antarctica

October

3rd – Monthly walk at De Bos Wetland Trail.           14th – Committee Meeting.            16th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be Ronnir Hazell, who will talk about birding in Botswana and Zimbabwe during 2018.

November

7th – Monthly walk at Stanford.   18th – Committee Meeting.           20th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker TBA.

December

5th – Monthly walk TBA.            9th – Committee Meeting.           11th – Club Meeting at 18h00.  Christmas Party.