Programme for 2018

Herewith the 2018 programme of events.  Please note that this schedule is flexible, so look out for possible amendments throughout the year.

January

15th – Committee Meeting.          17th – Club Meeting at 18h30.   Our guest speaker will be Gerhard Vosloo and he will speak on Birds of the Kgalagadi.        Month 2 of the Challenge.

February

1st – Monthly walk at Rooisand Reserve led by John Saunders.  Meet at Onrus Trading Post at 7:00 am          19th – Committee Meeting.          21st – AGM at 18h30.  Our guest speaker will be  Duncan Butchart and he will speak about his book on garden birds in Southern Africa.      Month 3 of the Challenge.

March

1st – Monthly walk at Haygrove Berry Farm led by Mike Ford.       19th – Committee Meeting.              21st – Club Meeting at 18h30.  Guest speaker will be Christine Hagen and she will speak about Penguins or Coastal Birds.           Month 4 of the Challenge.   Outing to De Hoop.

April

5th – Monthly walk at Stanford, led by Barbara Palmer.          16th – Committee Meeting.                    18th – Club Meeting at 18h00.  Guest speaker will be Ross Wanless, who will talk about saving Seabirds from extinction.      Last month of the Challenge!

May

3rd – Monthly walk Arabella Golf Estate led by Carin Malan and John Saunders.   Meet at Onrus Trading Post at 07h40     14th – Committee Meeting.                    16th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be John Bowman and he will speak on Thailand.     Outing to Redstone Hills and Die Hel.

June

7th – Monthly walk in the Harold Porter Reserve led by Ronnie Hazell.        18th – Committee Meeting.           20th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.   Guest speaker will be Peter Dagg and he will talk about ‘The Search for the Angola Cave Chat’

July

5th – Monthly walk at Grootbos and Stanford Platform, led by John Saunders.        16th – Committee Meeting.             18th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30 will be our Annual Quiz to be run by Mike Ford.  Soup will be served at half time

August

2nd – Monthly walk on the Onrus and Vermont Coastal path led by John and Sheelagh Bowman.           13th – Committee Meeting.         15th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.    Pinky Ngewu from the Dyer Island Trust will talk about preservation of our seabirds

September

6th – Monthly walk in Fernkloof led by Ronnie Hazell.           10th – Committee Meeting.           12th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be Sally Hofmeyr, who will talk about large terrestrial birds, most notably Black Korhaan and Secretarybirds and how they respond to environmental change.

October

4th – Monthly walk at Gabrielskloof led by John Saunders.           15th – Committee Meeting.            17th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be Gavin Turner and he will speak about Zambia

November

1st – Monthly walk at De Mond led by Mike Ford and Chris Cheetham.           19th – Committee Meeting.           21st – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be Andrea Angel and she will talk about the work of the Albatross Task Force.

December

6th – Monthly walk at Jesse Walton’s farm led by Mike Ford.            10th – Committee Meeting.           12th – Club Meeting at 18h00.  Christmas Party