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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG 2019: PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Happening from the 10th January 2019 to 7th December 2019

Herewith the provisional dates for outings, monthly meetings and other events during 2019 in view of members diarising these. Further decisions regarding morning and weekend outings, as well as guest speakers at monthly meetings to be taken by those members responsible for these portfolios: 

Thursday 10 January: Celebrating terns at De Mond Nature Reserve

Saturday 19 January: Annual Rooiels and Harold Porter morning outing

Monday 21 January: MONTHLY TALK - Carin Malan on birding in Zululand

Saturday 26 January: BLO monthly coastal clean-up along the first section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve

Saturday 2 February: CWAC Counts on WORLD WETLANDS DAY

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February: Flight for Birders 2019 course in Hermanus

Monday 11 February: MONTHLY TALK – AGM with an overview of progress with the CleanMarine campaign

Saturday 16 February: BLO monthly coastal clean-up from Davies Pool in Onrus to Brekfisbaai in Vermont, as well as BLO Quarterly BIG Bird Count

Saturday 23 February: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Thursday 7 March: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Saturday 9 March: BLO monthly coastal clean-up along Onrus beach and seashore

Monday 11 March: MONTHLY TALK – Speaker to be confirmed, but we will probably highlight the Secretarybird as the Bird of the Year 

Saturday 16 March: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

22 March to 7 April: Period identified for a possible weekend outing

Thursday 4 & Friday 5 or Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April: Flight for Birders 2019 course at Calitzdorp

Saturday 5 April: MORNING OUTING - DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Monday 8 April: MONTHLY TALK – Speaker to be confirmed

Saturday 13 April: BLO monthly coastal clean-up along the second section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve

Saturday 4 May: POSSIBLE DATE FOR MORNING OUTING

Saturday 11 May: BLO Quarterly BIG Bird Count and BLO monthly coastal clean-up around the Vermont salt pan

Monday 13 May: MONTHLY TALK – Non-birding talk: Cycad conservation (Ferdie Endemann will take us on a tour of the Eastern Cape with a group of international cycad experts)

!7 May to 2 June: A weekend outing could be arranged during this period

Saturday 8 June: BLO monthly coastal clean-up on WORLD OCEANS DAY – Venue to be confirmed

Monday 10 June: MONTHLY TALK – BIRDLIFE OVERBERG FUN BIRD QUIZ

Saturday 15 June: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Saturday 13 July: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Thursday 18 July – Mandela Day: Many agencies do coastal clean-ups as part of the 87 minutes – should we not consider this for a coastal clean-up and cancel 20 July? – Venue to be confirmed

Saturday 20 July: BLO monthly coastal clean-up

Saturday 27 July: XMAS IN JULY FUNDRAISING DINNER - Guest speaker(s) to be confirmed

Monday 12 August: MONTHLY TALK – Birding in Namibia or Swaziland - Richard Masson (To be confirmed) 

Thursday 15 August: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Saturday 17 August: BLO monthly coastal clean-up along the first section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve, as well as the BLO Quarterly BIG Bird Count

Saturday 24 August: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September: Specialist course – Details to be announced

Saturday 7 September: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Monday 9 September: MONTHLY TALK – Speaker to be confirmed

Saturday 14 September: BLO monthly coastal clean-up on INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY – Venue to be confirmed

Saturday 12 October: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Monday 14 October: MONTHLY TALK – Speaker to be confirmed

Thursday 17 October: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Saturday 19 October: BLO monthly coastal clean-up from Davies Pool in Onrus to Brekfisbaai in Vermont

Sunday 20 to Sunday 27 October: THE ANNUAL MIDWEEK TOUR TO KOSTAPLENTIE IN NATURE’S VALLEY

Thursday 7 November: MORNING OUTING - DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Saturday 16 November: MORNING OUTING - DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Saturday 23 November: YEAR-END FUNCTION – Club members present a combined photographic celebration

Saturday 30 November: BLSA BIRDING BIG DAY and BLO Quarterly BIG Bird Count, as well as the monthly coastal clean-up along the Onrus beach and seashore.

Thursday 5 December: MORNING OUTING – DESTINATION TO BE CONFIRMED

Saturday 7 December: BLO monthly coastal clean-up along the second section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve


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