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 Meerensee led by Ian Glenn.          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 at Vrolijkheid Reserve led by Lester.     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 Jessie Walton’s farm led by Jessie.        17th – Committee Meeting.           19th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.   Guest speaker will be Jenny Parsons

July

4th – Monthly walk at Greyton.        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 at Rooi Els and Harold Porter.           19th – Committee Meeting.         21st – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.    Annual Quiz with Mike Ford as our Quizmaster.

September

5th – Monthly walk at Beaumont Winery.           9th – Committee Meeting.           11th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be Ronnie Hazell, who will talk about birding in Botswana and Zimbabwe during 2018

October

3rd – Monthly walk at Stanford.           14th – Committee Meeting.            16th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker will be Monika von Oppel who will talk about her trip to Antarctica.

November

7th – Monthly walk at Rooisand.   18th – Committee Meeting.           20th – Club Meeting at 18h00 for 18h30.  Guest speaker TBA.  National Birding Big Day.

December

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