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JANUARY 2022

 

WEDNESDAY – 12 JANUARY 2022 (08:30) – (Note outing on a Wednesday!!)

Outing: Strandfontein Waste Water Works

Contact: Brigid Crewe (082 5700 808)

Sign in at security, and proceed to where there are pans on both sides of the road. 

Bring coffee baskets, chair and picnic.

 

THURSDAY – 20 JANUARY 2022 (19:30) – ZOOM MEETING

Speaker: Kevin Drummond-Hay

Topic: ‘Memories of Northern KZN – Tembe or Bust with St.Lucia to sooth ya!

In October 2021, Kevin and friends flew to KZN, hired a car and drove to Tembe Elephant Reserve, in Northern KZN. Tembe was followed by a relaxing visit to St Lucia Estuary and the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. Enjoy the birds and wildlife seen in these areas.

 

SATURDAY – 22 JANUARY 2022 (07:00)

Outing: West Coast National Park

Contact:  Brian (082 999 333) or Brigid (082 5700 808)

Follow the R27 West Coast Road from Melkbosstrand, past the Yzerfontein/Darling turnoff, to the entrance to the park. Entrance fee of R70, or Wildcards valid. We meet at the Geelbek hide. Get to main gate at 6h45, as park is popular in Summer. Day is long, so remember drinks, hat and picnic. 

 

SATURDAY – 29 JANUARY 2022 (07:30)

CAR – BLUE CRANE COUNTS, in the Swartland

Contact: Brigid Crewe (082 5700 808)

These Co-ordinated Avifaunal Road counts, take place countrywide twice a year. There are many Swartland routes to be counted. Contact Brigid to join a team, and count blue cranes, raptors and other birds along fixed Swartland routes. 

 

FEBRUARY 2022

 

SATURDAY – 5 FEBRUARY 2022 (08:00)

CWAC – BOT RIVIER LAGOON

Contact: Kevin Drummond-Hay (074 587 3792) 

The TBC have been doing these counts for nearly 30 years. The count consists of 5 teams covering the Lagoon. Please contact Kevin if you want to be assigned to a team. This is the flagship bird count of our Club!

 

WEDNESDAY – 9 FEBRUARY 2022 (08:00)

Midweek Outing: Majik Forest, Welgemoed-  (on popular demand)

Contact: Brigid (082 5700 808) or Kevin (074 587 3792)

ONLY park at the Protea Hotel or at the office block parking area opposite this. Traffic fines are given outside the gate. We meet at the lower gate at 08:00. Lovely birds are being seen in this small Reserve. Always a nice birding morning. Bring hat and water along to drink.

 

THURSDAY – 17 FEBRUARY 2022 (19:30) – ZOOM Meeting

Joint Meeting – Cape & Tygerberg Bird Clubs

Speaker: Mike Buckham

Topic: ‘A Namibian Road Trip’

Mike and his family escaped the 3rd Covid wave in Cape Town and headed for the wide-open spaces of Namibia. They did a road trip of birds, mammals, scenery and sunsets. Mike will take us through a visual journey of some of Namibia’s most beautiful places.


 

SATURDAY OUTING – 19 February 2022 (08:00)

Outing: Table Bay Nature Reserve (Rietvlei), 10 Sandpiper Crescent, Flamingo Vlei (Table View).

Contact: Kevin (074 587 3792) or Brigid (082 5700 808)

Travel to Table View along Blaauberg Road, and turn into Grey Avenue, and then into Sandpiper Crescent. The Rietvlei wetlands have nice walks. Entrance fee of R10 – Pensioners, and R17 – Adults, plus R25 per Vehicle. Try and share lifts  to limit congestion. We park just beyond the gate, at the first building (under the large trees). Remember picnic goodies.

 

March 2022

 

TUESDAY – 8 MARCH 2022 (08:00) – Note Outing on a Tuesday!!

Midweek Outing: Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Welgemoed

Contact: Gerald Wingate (083 443 9579)

We meet just inside the gate. Entrance fee payable. Raptors are always good in this reserve. Wear good walking shoes. Remember hats, drink and picnic goodies.

 

THURSDAY – 17 MARCH 2022 (19:30) – ZOOM Meeting

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM is followed by the evening talk. 

Speaker – to be announced.

 

SATURDAY – 26 MARCH 2022 (08:00) – Later date!

Outing: To be announced