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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG - ORGANISED EVENTS FOR THE NEXT YEAR AT A GLANCE

Happening from the 19th August 2017 to 16th January 2018

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS FOR 2017 – PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE 

AUGUST

# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 14 August: Some fascinating new stories from the wonderful world of birds by Mark Anderson, the CEO of BirdLife South Africa.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: Thursday 24 August - Vermont, Onrus & the Swartrivier road

# FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT THE FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE, HERMANUS: 26 & 27 August - Contact Elaine at mwjasser@mweb.co.za or 082 455 8402 to register and assist us to sign up new members

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: Celebrating birding at some of South Africa's top birding destinations, with some special birding experiences by Anton Odendal. CATERING: Colleen Naude & Wilmine van Heerden. 

# FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT STELLENBOSCH: 15 & 16 September. Contact Elaine at mwjasser@mweb.co.za or 082 455 8402 to register.

# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: Thursday 28 September - Eagle Encounters at Spier, Stellenbosch

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.

# FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT INTAKA ISLAND, CENTURY CITY, CAPE TOWN: 7 & 8 October. Contact Elaine at mwjasser@mweb.co.za or 082 455 8402 to register

# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 9 October – Duncan Butchart will focus on the Woodpeckers of Southern Africa. CATERING: Paula Combrink & Estelle Neething.

# THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER: Morning outing to the De Mond Nature Reserve

# WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING: Saturday 14 October 

# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 28 October - Outing to Witkrans, Uilenkraals Estuary & the Danger Point Peninsula

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?

# FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT SEDGEFIELD: 10 & 11 November. Contact Elaine at mwjasser@mweb.co.za or 082 455 8402 to register

# Saturday 18 November - Morning outing in our region with the Somerset West Bird Club

# 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
# Saturday 2 December: Morning outing to the Napier district

JANUARY 2018

# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 16 January - Birding in the KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK and parts of SOUTHERN NAMIBIA by Carin Malan.


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