APRIL 2021


SATURDAY – 10 APRIL 2021 (08:00)


Contact: Kevin Drummond-Hay (074 587 3792)

Please contact Kevin if you want to join in and count waterbirds, in one of 5 x teams counting. This is our Club’s flagship waterbird count, and always enjoyable.


TUESDAY – 13 APRIL 2021 (08:30)

Midweek outing: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Contact: Brigid Crewe (082 5700 808)

We meet at 08:30 at the top Rycroft Gate entrance. Pensioners must show their ID – to get in for free. Others pay an entrance fee. We head towards the Erica garden, and also the upper sections of the gardens. After this we will walk the ‘boomslang’. If you are held up in traffic – just enjoy the upper gardens, where you will find the group. This is an area where lots of canaries and waxbills are seen. Always a popular outing. Remember picnic basket – for when we have finished the outing. 


THURSDAY – 15 APRIL 2021 – (19:30)

SPEAKER: Dr Melissa Whitecross

Title: Saving the Grassland Sentinels – Birdlife SA’s Secretarybird Conservation Project.

Birdlife South Africa established its Secretarybird Conservation Project in 2011 after the species was uplisted to globally Vulnerable by IUCN. A team have been working tirelessly across the grasslands of South Africa to conserve these birds. Much has been learnt about their movement, dispersal and behaviour. With numbers still declining, the bird has recently been uplisted to ‘Endangered’ on the global Red Data List. Join Melissa as she shares her passion and insights on the Secretarybird, an iconic, unique apex predator of Africa’s open landscapes.


SATURDAY – 24 APRIL 2021 (08:00) – Later date for Saturday outing!!

Outing: De Grendel Wine Estate

Contact: Kevin Drummond-Hay (074 587 3792)

Take the Plattekloof exit off the N1 (Exit 18), and travel for 5km along Plattekloof road, turn right at the robot into De Grendal Estate. Sign in at the security gate. If there is no wedding, we park near the small private chapel. Follow signs to the Restaurant, and do not turn up to the restaurant, but keep straight to the chapel. Details to be announced if arrangements have to change.

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