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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS FOR 2017 - THE YEAR AT A GLANCE

Happening from the 24th April 2017 to 6th December 2017

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS FOR 2017 – PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

The following dates have been confirmed for those members wanting to plan their year. This schedule will gradually be completed as details of guest speakers, outings and other events are finalised.

APRIL

# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 24 April – Dr Susan Cunningham to talk on "Hot Birds - latest research findings on birds adapting to desert conditions". CATERING: Robin Lapping & Di Cartner and Phil & Wendy Harries-Jones

# FRIDAY 21 & SATURDAY 22 APRIL: FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE at Langebaan, Cape West Coast. Contact Elaine at mwjasser@mweb.co.za or 082 455 8402 for details and to register

# 24 to 28 April: Flock 2017 aboard the MSC Sinfonia - members book for themselves

# 27 April (A public holiday): Steve Peck will introduce us to the birding delights of the Napier region

MAY
# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 8 May: Non-birding topic for the year. Johan Rothman, who works on RAMSAR applications, will focus on the state of South Africa's estuaries. CATERING: Paddy Bakker & Sue Kellerman

# THURSDAY 11 & FRIDAY 12 MAY: FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE at the Bosheuwel EE Centre in the Agulhas National Park. Contact Elaine at mwjasser@mweb.co.za or 082 455 8402 for details and to register

# FRIDAY 19 & SATURDAY 20 MAY: FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE at Hartenbos. Contact Elaine at mwjasser@mweb.co.za or 082 455 8402 for details and to register

# 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

# 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"

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

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
# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 14 August: Celebrating the SHRIKES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA by Anton Odendal. CATERING: Elsabe Ketteringham & Aletta Robertson.

# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Outing to the Agulhas Plains

# 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: Saturday 7 October - Regular bi-monthly bird walk at Arabella Estate

# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 9 October – Duncan Butchart will focus on the Woodpeckers of Southern Africa and as has become tradition the boys will braai that evening. 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

DECEMBER
# WEEKEND AFTERNOON OUTING: To be decided


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