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OCTOBER 2021

 

The TBC CALENDARS are available at R100 each. Funds go towards Conservation projects.

www.tygerbergbirdclub.org

The committee all also have stock available.

 

TUESDAY – 05 OCTOBER 2021 (8h30) – Earlier date

Midweek Outing: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Contact: Daryl de Beer (082 881 8590)

We park at the top Rycroft gate. If you are running late due to traffic, we will be birding in the top part of the gardens, so do catch up with us. Phone Daryl when you get there to check where the group is. Remember your picnic goodies. Pensioners get in for free.

 

THURSDAY – 21 OCTOBER 2021 – (19:30) – ZOOM Meeting

Speaker Dr Jarryd Alexander: "Conservation of the Southern Ground-hornbill in South Africa"

Jarryd, the Research Coordinator for the MABULA GROUND HORNBILL PROJECT, will give us a summary of the project as a whole.  He will cover a little bit about the biology and threats of the species, touch on some of the research aspects and give us an explanation of the monitoring process.

 

SATURDAY – 23 OCTOBER 2021 (08:00)

Outing: Plaisir de Merle, Simondium

Contact: Brian Vanderwalt (082 9999 333)

Travel along the N1 and take the Klapmuts turnoff, turn right onto the R44. Cross the 4-way stop and take the first road Left. At the stop street in Simondium, turn right onto the R45 towards Franschhoek. The farm entrance is about 1km along this road. Sign in at security and wait 100m beyond the gate.

 

NOVEMBER 2021

 

Saturday - 6 NOVEMBER 2021 –

CWAC Count - BOT RIVER LAGOON

Contact: Kevin Drummond-Hay (074 587 3792)

This important bird count, is now in its 30th year. Contact Kevin to be assigned to a team. Thank you to all our Members, for their input with this valuable IBA count.

 

BIRDING FUN DAY

12 to 13 November 2021 (17h00 Friday to 17h00 Saturday).

Contact: Brigid (082 5700 808)

Come and join this 24-hour fun challenge in teams of 3 or 4. Enjoy a fun day out, birding around Durbanville farms on Friday afternoon and around the Peninsula on Saturday. Entries close on 4th November. Contact Brigid if you want to take part.

 

THURSDAY – 18 NOVEMBER 2021 (19:30) – ZOOM MEETING

Members’ Meeting. Please send Dalene up to 10 of your travel and birding pictures, which will be shown. This is always a fun evening.

Contact: Dalene Vanderwalt (084 702 4201)

 

SATURDAY – 20 NOVEMBER 2021 (08:00)

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, drinks & eats.

 

SATURDAY – 27 NOVEMBER 2021

BIRDLIFE – 24 HOUR BIRDING BIG DAY

There is a 50km and a 5km category. Google-

www.Birdlife.org.za/support-us/events/birding-big-day-2021

Hoping a few of our Members’ will take part.

 

 

DECEMBER 2021

 

 

TUESDAY – 7 DECEMBER 2021 (08:00)

Outing: Majik Forest, Welgemoed

ONLY park at the Protea Hotel. Traffic fines are given outside the gate. We meet at the lower gate at 08:00. Please share lifts as parking is limited. Conservation TBC Calendars for sale – R100.

 

SATURDAY – 11 DECEMBER 2021 (07:30)

Outing: Rooi Els and Betty’s Bay

Contact: Brian Vanderwalt (082 9999 333)

Travel along 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 – to Rooi Els. Meet in the car park at 07:30 outside the shop. After looking for the Rockjumper along the Mountain, we go to Harold Porter Botanical Gardens for the year-end outing and picnic. Entrance fee payable. Remember snacks, drinks, hats & chairs. Calendars for sale at R100. Always a lovely outing.

 

 

JANUARY 2022

 

Dates to diarise:

12-1-22 – Wednesday – Midweek outing – Strandfontein WWW.

20-1-22 – Thursday – Monthly meeting

22-1-22 – Saturday – Monthly Outing


 

During these Covid times please wear your masks.

We encourage our TBC Members, to visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and/or Strandfontein Waste Water works and West Coast National Park. These are all really lovely this time of the year, when spring flowers are in bloom. Intaka and Milnerton lagoon are also good venues. Birding alone – can also be very rewarding. Stay safe everybody.