BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS FOR 2018 - PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE
Happening from the 26th May 2018 to 8th December 2018
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS FOR 2018 – PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE
The following dates have been provisionally 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. Weekend outings to Duinepos in the West Coast National Park and to Protea Farm in the Montagu district are being considered, as are extended trips to the Wilderness/ Sedgefield area, or Nature’s Valley. Details will be released as soon as reservations have been confirmed.
# MONTHLY COASTAL CLEANUP: Saturday 12 May – The monthly BirdLife Overberg coastal cleanup will be done along the Onrus beach in collaboration with the Recycle Swop Shop and the Milkwood restaurant
# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 14 May – Krista Oswald: The Cape Rock-jumper – Krista with the conservation support of the TBC studied these shy birds in the Baviaanskloof region. Fantastic footage of their lives was recorded.
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: We are arranging a special cruise on the Klein River from Stanford - details to follow shortly
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 26 May - BirdLife Overberg's quarterly Birding Big Count Day - details being released.
#SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING: Monday 28 May - Kindly come and assist us in making important decisions about the club's future, particularly as far as our conservation campaigns are concerned.
# FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT BOGGOMSBAAI ON 31 MAY AND 1 JUNE. Kindly get your friends in that region to participate and get involved in the conservation of birds and their habitats.
# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 4 June - Willene van der Merwe on birding at South Georgia Island in the Antarctic Ocean
# Saturday 9 June: Western Cape Birding Forum meeting
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 16 June – Vermont salt pan and the Karwyderskraal and Swartrivier roads
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: Thursday 21 June – To be decided
# Saturday 23 June: Monthly BLO coastal cleanup along the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve coastline
# Saturday 7 July – The winter CWAC count on the Botriver estuary.
# Saturday 21 July: Monthly BLO coastal cleanup at the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve (Second section)
# 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
# MONTHLY TALK: Saturday 28 July – Xmas in July fundraising event
# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 13 August – Prof Ian Glenn will be talking on the life and times of LeVaillant, one of his specialist topics. This promises to be one of the highlights of the year!
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 18 August – BirdLife Overberg’s quarterly Mini Birding Big Day
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: Thursday 23 August – Birding in the Greyton district during canola season.
# Saturday 25 August: Monthly BLO coastal cleanup at the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve (First section)
# 1 and 2 September – CONFERENCE/ WORKSHOP/ SPECIALIST COURSE (To be confirmed)
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 8 September - Morning outing to Fernkloof Nature Reserve and the monthly BirdLife Overberg coastal cleanup - site to be confirmed
# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 10 September – Prof Ray Jansen will focus on Pangolins as our non birding talk of the year
# Friday 14 to Monday 17 September: BirdLife Overberg weekend outing to the Gourikwa Reserve, Gouritz district, Garden Route
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: Thursday 27 September – Steve Peck will lead another exciting outing in the Napier district
# MONTHLY TALK: Monday 8 October – Pieter van Oudthoorn is to talk about the birds of Alaska and Argentina. " Pieter's love of travelling and his keen interest in birding has taken him to some wonderful locations around the world. He will talk to us about his marathon birding road trip from northern Alaska right down to the southern tip of South America. The emphasis will be on the birds of the two extremities viz. Alaska and Argentina."
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 13 October – We will visit birding hotspots in the Agulhas National Park
# Saturday 20 October: Monthly BLO coastal cleanup at the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve (Second section)
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: Tuesday 23 October – We visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
# Sunday 28 October to Friday 2 November – Midweek tour to Kostaplenti at Nature’s Valley
# WEEKEND MORNING OUTING: Saturday 3 November - Morning outing to the Elgin open gardens event and Jessie Walton's dams
# WEEKDAY MORNING OUTING: Thursday 8 November – A dawn chorus morning outing to Witkrans and Platbos Forest
# Saturday 17 November – Year-end function
# MIDWEEK TOUR TO KOSTAPLENTI AT NATURE'S VALLEY: Sunday 11 to Friday 16 November. Jump at this oportunity and register now.
# 24 November: BLSA's Birding Big Day, BLO quarterly Mini Birding Big Day and monthly BLO coastal cleanup at the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve (First section)
# Saturday 1 December – Morning outing to the De Mond Nature Reserve
# Saturday 8 December: Monthly BLO coastal cleanup along the Onrus & Vermont coastlines