BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS FOR 2017 - THE YEAR AT A GLANCE
Happening from the 24th June 2017 to 6th December 2017
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS FOR 2017 – PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE
# SATURDAY 24 & SUNDAY 25 JUNE: Flight for Birders course at Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town.
# Saturday 1 July - The winter CWAC count on the Botriver estuary.
# MONTHLY TALK: Saturday 29 July - Christmas in July. Members of the committee are putting together a special surprise event to celebrate our 15th anniversary. The guest speaker will be the reknowned birder PETER STEYN. CATERING: To be decided (Everyone helps)
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: We commit ourselves a few days before the date depending on the weather predictions
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: We commit ourselves a few days before the date depending on the weather predictions
# CLUB WEEKEND TRIP: Friday 4 to Sunday 6 August: Visit to the GROOTVADERSBOSCH NATURE RESERVE near Swellendam. Contact Elaine to book your place.
# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 14 August: Celebrating birding at some of South Africa's top birding destinations by Anton Odendal. CATERING: Elsabe Ketteringham & Aletta Robertson.
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 19 August: Overberg Big Bird Count for winter - similar to the event held in May
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: Vermont salt pan and the Swartrivier road. We commit ourselves a few days before the date depending on the weather predictions
# 2 and 3 September – A weekend workshop on the state of the Overberg's Estuaries and Coastline
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 9 September - Morning outing to Fernkloof Nature Reserve (we ask Billy Robertson to do botanical guiding when the Proteas, etc are blooming)
# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 11 September: Birding in the KGALAGADI TRANFRONTIER PARK and parts of SOUTHERN NAMIBIA by Carin Malan. CATERING: Colleen Naude & Wilmine van Heerden.
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: Thursday 28 September - Strandfontein sewage works
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Thursday 5 or Saturday 7 October - Morning outing to Teslaarsdal to observe wetland rehabilitation work. Decision on date to be taken later.
# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 9 October – Duncan Butchart will focus on the Woodpeckers of Southern Africa. CATERING: Paula Combrink & Estelle Neething.
# WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING: Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October at Duinepos in the West Coast National Park
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: Tuesday 23 October - Day outing to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 4 November - Morning outing to the Elgin open gardens event and Jessie Walton's dams or the BERGSIG outing was hugely successful – do we want to repeat it?
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: Thursday 16 November - A dawn chorus morning outing to Witkrans and Platbos Forest
# Saturday 18 November – Year-end function. CATERING: Braai by Frank Spratt and team.
# 25 November: BLSA's Birding Big Day: To include the Overberg Bird Bird Count, similar to those held in May & August.
# WEEKEND AFTERNOON OUTING: To be decided