Events

MORNING VISIT TO THE DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST

Happening on the 9th August 2018

There was strong interest shown by members for a visit to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust in view of having a look at what happens behind the scenes at the trust. One thinks that they are on about shark diving, whale watching and the conservation of whales, sharks and penguins, but there is just so much more happening! 

We will meet up with Brenda du Toit at the Great White House for coffee at 09:00 when she will tell us about their artefacts from the Birkenhead shipwreck and future plans in this regard. Then we will visit the volunteer lodge and gardens and hear a talk by Grant Hine on the FGASA endorsed courses that they offer. These are mostly about marine guiding, but he will also tell us about their Nature Enthusiast Courses that would interest to many members. Brenda will also do an overview of their conservation projects. Their gardening lady will also show us their vegetable gardens. From there we will head over to African Penguin and Seabirds Sanctuary for an update on the nest project and penguin rehabilitation. We will end at the Great White House for lunch. Those that want to could also go and look for Antarctic Terns (our only winter migrants) along the Danger Point peninsula and stop over at Appel se Dam at Stanford on our way back. This should make for a really exciting and stimulating outing.

ARRANGEMENTS
DATE: Thursday 9 August 2018

DEPARTURE: We will meet in the parking area at the Eastcliff Spar at 08:00 when transport will be arranged. Those going to Kleinbaai directly can meet us at the Great White House at 09:00.

RSVP: Anton at birding@overberg.co.za or sms at 082 550 3347.

The African Penguin and Seabirds Sanctuary (APSS)
Penguin chicks in rehabilitation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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