TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB 

Meetings & Outings 



OCTOBER 2018

WEDNESDAY – 3 OCTOBER 2018 (8:30)
Midweek Outing: Rietvlei Nature Reserve 
Contact: Helene Thompson 
(021) 976 4079 / 082 222 3968
From Blaauwberg Road (M14) turn either into Janssens Ave. or Pentz Drive and follow the signs to the entrance of Table Bay Nature Reserve. Fee payable for vehicle & per person. Bring coffee & eats. We meet at the education centre at 8:30.

THURSDAY – 18 OCTOBER 2018 (19:30)

Speaker: Pieter Diederichs

Topic: “Comparing the Anatomy & Physiology of Humans and Birds”

Pieter has a medical background, and has always been fascinated about the differnces in design and functioning of human beings and birds. What makes it possible for birds to fly, migrate and ensure that they do not become too heavy for these trips. He explores many  interesting facets of both birds and humans. Pieter & Eike travel extensively, and will also share some bird photographs, to end the talk. Do come and enjoy the evening with us.


SATURDAY – 20 OCTOBER 2018 (08:00)
Outing: Backsberg Farm, Simondium
Contact: Brian Vanderwalt (082 9999 333)
Travel along the N1 and take the Klapmuts turnoff. Cross the 4-way stop and go over the bridge. Take the next road Left to Franschhoek (R45). About 5km down that road, Backsberg is on the Right. Meet in the wine tasting parking area. The gardens are wonderful, and summer migrants should be seen. Bring a picnic.

NOVEMBER 2018

WEDNESDAY – 7 NOVEMBER 2018 (8:30)
Midweek Outing: Meerendal Farm 
Contact: Kevin Drummond-Hay (074 587 3792)
This lovely estate is 3km out of Durbanville, off the Vissershok Road. Sign in at the gate, and we meet in the Main Car Park area, next to the Manor House on Left hand side at 8:30.

FRIDAY - 09 NOV. (18:00) to SATURDAY 10 NOV. 2018 (18:00)  BIRDING FUN DAY – 24 Hours (Members Only)
Contact: Brigid Crewe (082 5700 808)
Come and enjoy the fun, in teams of four. Starting and ending in Durbanville, we bird in a 100km radius, and end the fun event with a ‘ bring and braai’ at a Members home (venue still to be announced). Enter by 24 October 2018. 

THURSDAY – 15 NOVEMBER 2018 (19:30)
Meeting – Members’ Evening, with short holiday talks.
The meeting is started with a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING, to vote for the 2019 TBC committee. We end the evening with a year-end party. Members are asked to bring a small plate of eats.