TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB – MEETINGS - (OCT. 2020 to DECEMBER 2020)


 

OCTOBER 2020

Tygerberg Bird Club are having their next ZOOM meeting, on:-

 

THURSDAY – 15 OCTOBER 2020 (19:30)

SPEAKER: Cassie Carstens - (Cape Parrot Project)

Come and join us for a talk about the wonderful conservation work being done, to try and save South Africa’s only endemic parrot. Not to be missed.

 

2021 TBC CALENDARS FOR CONSERVATION – Available. 

Contact: Lesley Teare -  082 770 5397 or 021 982 8256 a/h

Cost – R100-00 each (plus postage where needed)

E-mail: lesteare@telkomsa.net

The calendars for 2021 are once more outstanding. We ask that every TBC member please try to sell 3 x calendars. Committee members will all have stock. Thank you to all the sponsors who have enabled us to once more print these wonderful calendars. All profits go to the TBC CONSERVATION FUND.


 

SATURDAY – 17 OCTOBER 2020 (08:00)

OUTING: Intaka Island, Century City

Contact: Kevin Drummond-Hay - 074 587 3792

This Nature Reserve is wonderful for birding. Come and enjoy the birding along the pathways and from the bird hides. There is an entrance fee payable. Pay the entrance and take a slow walk to the bird hides. It is going to be a very informal outing – please remember to bring your masks, and practice social distancing.


 

NOVEMBER  2020

 

WEDNESDAY – 04 NOVEMBER 2020 (8:00)

Midweek Outing: Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Contact: Brigid Crewe (082 5700 808)

One of the specials at TNR is the Brown-backed Honeybird. We meet at the entrance to the Reserve at 08:00. Entrance fee payable. Wear good hiking shoes. Remember your coffee goodies, and hat.


 

SATURDAY – 07 NOVEMBER 2020

CWAC Count – BOT RIVER

Contact: Kevin Drummond-Hay - 074 587 3792

This flagship count of the TBC – is most enjoyable. Please contact Kevin if you want to be assigned to a team. Thank you to all our Members, for their input with this valuable IBA count.

 

BIRDING FUN DAY: 13 – 14 November 2020

Friday - 17:30 to Saturday - 17:30

Contact: Brigid - 082 5700 808

Come and join this 24-hour challenge. We bird within a 100km of Durbanville. This year we will have teams of 3 persons per car. The usual braai at the end of the competition, will not take place this year. Enjoy a fun day out, birding all around the Peninsula and Durbanville Farms.

 

THURSDAY – 19 NOVEMBER 2020 (19:30) – ZOOM MEETING

Members’ Evening & short holiday talks

Contact: Dalene Vanderwalt – 084 702 4201 a/h

We start with a short Special General Meeting, to vote for the 2021 TBC Committee. This is followed by TBC pictures, and short holiday trips by members. CALENDARS ON SALE.


 

SATURDAY – 21 NOVEMBER 2020 (08:00)

Outing: Strandfontein WWTW

Contact: Brian Vanderwalt – 082 9999 333

Sign in at security and proceed to the first large pans where all meet at 08:00. We hope to see a good variety of birds. The venue is always popular.

 

 

DECEMBER 2020

 

WEDNESDAY – 02 DECEMBER 2020 (08:30)

Outing: Hillcrest Quarry

Contact: Kevin Drummond-Hay – 074 587 3792

We meet outside the restaurant parking area at 8:30. Please share lifts. Proceed through the security point, and we meet in the car park.

 

SATURDAY – 05 DECEMBER 2020 (07:30)

Outing: Rooi Els & Betty’s Bay

Contact: Brigid Crewe – 082 5700 808

Travel on 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. Entrance fee payable. We will have our year-end lunchtime picnic in the gardens. Remember snacks, drinks, hats & chairs. CALENDARS ON SALE.

 

DATES TO DIARISE:

 

January 2021

13 January 2021 – Midweek outing

21 January 2021 – TBC Meeting

23 January 2021 – Club Outing

30 January 2021 – CAR Blue crane counts

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