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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS FOR 2017 - THE YEAR AT A GLANCE

Happening from the 4th June 2017 to 6th December 2017

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS FOR 2017 – PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE 

# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 27 May - Visit to the Eagle Encounters rehabilitation centre at Spier

JUNE
# Saturday 4 June: WCBF meeting at Intaka Island, Century City

# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: SATURDAY 10 JUNE - To be decided

# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 12 June: Dieter Oschadleus on the weaver family. CATERING: Soup & sherry evening - Titia Ballot, Maureen Moult & Jenny Westwater

# WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE: FynArts Festival in Hermanus. Anton will present a day-long workshop on the special birds of the Cape Whale Coast at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve

# THURSDAY 15 JUNE: FynArts Festival in Hermanus. Anton will do a talk on brood parasites entitled "The Art of Deception"

# SATURDAY 24 & SUNDAY 25 JUNE: Flight for Birders course at Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town.

JULY
# 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

AUGUST

# 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

SEPTEMBER
# 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

OCTOBER
# 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

NOVEMBER
# 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.

DECEMBER
# WEEKEND AFTERNOON OUTING: To be decided


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