TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB 

Meetings & Outings 


NOVEMBER 2018
THURSDAY – 15 NOVEMBER 2018 (19:30)
Meeting – Members’ Evening & short holiday talks.
Talk: Ron Brown (Kruger Park) & Kevin (Karoo Trip)
The meeting is started with a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING, to vote for the 2019 TBC committee. Ron and Meredyth Brown spent 3 weeks in Kruger Park, and have lovely footage to show us. Kevin Drummond-Hay is showing pics on a recent Karoo trip. We end the evening with a year-end party. Members are asked to bring a small plate of eats to share. CALENDARS ARE ON SALE @ R100 each.
SATURDAY – 17 NOVEMBER 2018 (7:30)
Outing: D’Aria Estate, Durbanville
Contact: Brian Vanderwalt (082 999 9333)
We meet in the parking area at 07:30 near the dam. This is always a nice outing venue. Remember to bring water & snacks.
DECEMBER 2018
WEDNESDAY – 05 DECEMBER 2018 (09:00)
Midweek Outing: Milnerton & Table View “Habitat Run”
SATURDAY – 08 DECEMBER 2018 (07:30)
Contact: Brian Vanderwalt (082 999 9333)
We meet at Durbanville Municipality at 8:00 to share lifts – park nearest Oxford Street section. For those going directly please meet in Esplanade Road, Milnerton. This road runs along the Diep River, opposite the Woodbridge houses. If you are going directly, park and wait for the group from Durbanville (from 9:00 onwards).
SATURDAY – 08 DECEMBER 2018 (07:30) Outing: Rooi Els & Betty’s Bay Contact: Brigid Crewe (082 5700 808) Follow on the N2, turning off towards Gordon’s Bay (R44). Continue to the T-Junction at the edge of Gordon’s Bay, turn Left onto scenic coastal road – follow to Rooi Els. Meet in the car park at 7:30 - outside the shop. After looking for the Rockjumper along the mountain trail, we go to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. Remember there is an Entrance Fee payable. Bring along breakfast snacks, as well as a lunchtime picnic. We will have our year-end picnic in the Gardens. Remember sufficient cooldrinks & water, hats & chairs. Some might want to visit the Stony Point penguin colony on the way home.
JANUARY 2019
WEDNESDAY – 09 JANUARY 2019 (08:00) Midweek Outing: Strandfontein Waste Water Works Contact: Helene Thompson (021 976 4079/ 082 222 3968) We meet at Tygervalley Centre at 07:00 to arrange shared lifts. At Strandfontein proceed through the security point and we meet at the first Pan (Left Hand side) at Strandfontein at about 08:00 or thereafter. THURSDAY – 17 JANUARY 2019 (19:30) Speaker: Cornè Rautenbach Topic: Namibia – The country of extremes. Cornè and John have travelled to Namibia many times enjoying its unique wildlife, and the contrast of the Namib desert and the seaside towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. They have seen a great variety of birds and animals. Not to me missed. SATURDAY – 19 JANUARY 2019 (07:00) Outing: West Coast National Park Contact: Brian Vanderwalt (082 999 9333) From Melkbosstrand travel along the R27 West Coast Road. 10km past Yzerfontein is the entrance to the park. Entrance fee payable or use your Wild Cards. Watch website where we will meet, depending on the tide on the day.
MARCH 2019
CAMP – 15 to 17 March 2019 (Overberg) To: Honeywood Farm and Grootvadersbosch Contact: Brigid Crewe (082 5700 808) Members Only. This is a nature lover’s paradise, with superb birding and promises to be a wonderful weekend getaway. Prices per person, per weekend – Couples in own cottage (R780 each – 2 X sharing). Members sharing a cottage – R680 per person for the weekend. Camping – own enquiry – 4X4 needed. Full payment by 31 January 2019 – booking with Brigid.
TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
21 February 2019 (19:30)