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TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB

Meetings and Outings (January to April 2020)

 

FEBRUARY 2020

 

TYGERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

THURSDAY – 20 FEBRUARY 2020 (19:30)

The AGM will be followed by the evening meeting.

Speaker: Kevin Drummond-Hay  Topic: A recent trip to Zimbabwe

Kevin enjoyed a recent trip to Zimbabwe, chasing down some illusive Northern lifers. Come and enjoy the lovely birds of this wonderful birding destination.


 

SATURDAY – 22 FEBRUARY 2020

Outing: Macassar WWTW, Strand  07:30

Contact: Brian Vanderwalt (082 9999 333)

Take the R300 or N2 towards Somerset West and turn off at Exit 28 (Macassar Road). This is the 1st exit after the Engen One Stop. Turn Right, proceed through the traffic lights and after another 500 metres look for an electricity sub-station on the left. Just AFTER THIS, turn Left, crossing the river and park just past the river. PLEASE KEEP CARS LOCKED AT ALL TIMES, and travel in a group, for SAFETY REASONS. Do not get out of your car and bird on your own – wait for the other birders.

 

MARCH 2020

 

 

WEDNESDAY – 04 MARCH 2020 (08:00)

Midweek Outing: Hillcrest Farm, Durbanville

Contact: Helene Thompson (082 222 3968)

We meet outside the restaurant parking area at 08:00. Please share lifts. Proceed through the security point, and we meet in the car park.

 

CAMP – KLIPHOEK RIVER COTTAGES, VELDDRIF

13 TO 15 March 2020. www.kliphoek.co.za

Contact: Brigid Crewe (082 5700 808)

This family farm is situated on the banks of the Berg River, near Velddrif – 1.5 hours from Cape Town. Self-catering accommodation at R710-00 per person sharing. We have booked for 25 persons. MEMBERS ONLY. This is a popular birding destination.

 

THURSDAY – 19 MARCH 2020 (19:30)

Speaker: Michael Mason

Topic: Kruger National Park – ‘A visual celebration of its wildlife!’

We always enjoy seeing the great photography of Michael Mason. Kruger Park is a superb destination for holidays – birds and animals abound!! Come and enjoy the journey with Michael.

 

SATURDAY – 21 MARCH 2020 (08:00)

Outing: RIETVLEI, Table View

Contact: Kevin Drummond-Hay (074 587 3792)

From Blaauwberg Road (M14) turn either into Janssens or Pentz Drives and follow the signs to the entrance of the Table Bay Nature Reserve. Fee payable per vehicle and per person. Bring picnic. We meet at the education centre at 8:00.

 

APRIL 2020

 

WEDNESDAY – 8 APRIL 2020 (08:00)

Midweek Outing: Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Contact: Brigid Crewe (082 5700 808)

We meet in the parking area, at the Tygerberg Nature Reserve at 08:00. Entrance fee payable. Wear hiking shoes, as the paths can be slippery. Bring a picnic.

 

THURSDAY – 16 APRIL 2020 (19:30)

Speaker: Otto Schmidt

Topic: Northern Kwazulu-Natal in Summer – Birds galore and Much More!

Otto and Sandy joined Grahame Snow on a 12 day trip to KZN and Wakkerstroom in early November 2019. It also included Ndumo, Tembe Elephant Park, Hluhluwe & Sodwana. A great time was had. After the talk the TBC celebrates the Club’s  34th Birthday. Members are asked to bring a small plate of snacks, and drinks will be provided. 

 

SATURDAY – 18 APRIL 2020 (08:00)

Outing: Restanworld, Grabouw

Contact: Brian Vanderwalt (082 9999 333)

This is the home of Jessie Walton, who has built a bird hide at their lower dam. Follow the N2 past Grabouw and just after the Peregrine Farm Stall, turn Right onto the ‘Viljoenshoop’ Road. Continue for 5km and turn LEFT onto ‘Highlands’ Road. Proceed along for 3km to where we meet on the road opposite the entrance to Farm 65. 

 

MAY 2020

 

WEDNESDAY - 06 MAY 2020 (08:30)

Midweek Outing: Avondale

See website for details

 

 

9 MAY 2020 – CWAC Count – BOT RIVER

Co-ordinator: Kevin Drummond-Hay (074 587 3792)