BirdLife KZN Midlands


BirdLife Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands:

Committee:

Chairman: Peter Divall 033 239 5537
Vice-Chairperson: Eve Hughes 033 330 2723,
Treasurer: Viv O’Neill 083 464 7666
Secretary: Sally Cumming 072 119 4253,

Membership Secretary: Pam Nicol 033 330 2947
Rarities/SABAP2: Colin Summersgill 083 782 5113
Conservation: Karin Nelson 072 779 4219
e-Newsletter: Rosemary Forrester  082 767 7366

Evening Meetings: Norman Freeman 083 453 7949

Club website: http://midlandsbirdclub.blogspot.com/

Pietermaritzburg evening meetings are held at Woodgrove Retirement Centre on the second Tuesday of alternate months at 18h00.

Howick evening meetings are held in the Ambers Auditorium in Amber Valley on the third Wednesday of the month at 18h00. Entry R10 or by donation.

Bird ringing: Contact Karin Nelson on 033 3303027 or 072 7724219.

  • Darvill
  • Karkloof Conservancy
  • Cedara

Please contact the coordinator before an outing to confirm the time of meeting and other arrangements. Coordinators of outings to private property must please phone the owner a week in advance to confirm the outing.

August 2017

Sunday 6 – Morning outing to Darvill at 7h00. Coordinator Gordon Bennett 033 386 5555

Tuedays 8 – Presentation in Woodgrove at 18h00 by Drummond Densham entitled  “Umgano Project Update”

Wednesday 16 – Presentation in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 by David Allan on Surveying the fantastic waterbird populations of the Elephant Marsh in southern Malawi”

Sunday 20Day outing to Zulu Falls near Mooi River to see the breeding Bald Ibis. Coordinator Colin Summersgill 033 818 9013 or 060 827 3785.

Wednesday 30Morning outing to Cumberland . Meet at Greendale Shopping centre to arrange transport. Coordinator Norman Freeman 033239 6843 or 083 453 7949. There is an entrance fee of R20pp.

September 2017

Sataturday 2 – BirdLife KZN Conservation Forum at WESSA Umgeni Valley from 08h00.

Sunday 3   – Morning outing to Darvill at 6h30. Coordinator Gordon Bennett  033 386 5555 or 072 875 1436.

Sunday 17 – Morning outing to Benvie in the Karkloof. There is an entrance fee of R50pp.  Coordinator Ian Gordon 083 570 6782.

Wednesday 20 – Presentation in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 by David Johnson on “Birding the Ecuador Highlands”.

Wednesday 27 – Morning outing to Benvie in the Karkloof. There is an entrance fee of R50pp. Meet at Amber Ridge car park at 7h00 to arrange transport.  Coordinator Karin Nelson 033 330 3027 or 072 779 4219.

 

October 2017

Sunday 2 – Morning outing to Darvill at 6h30. Coordinator Gordon Bennett 033 386 5555 or 072 875 1436.

Tuesday 10 – Presentation in Woodgrove at 18h00 by Tammy Caine – “All about Owls”

Sunday 15 – Day outing up Sani Pass. Coordinator Hugh Bulcock 082 373 6569.

Wednesday 18 – Presentations in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 by Nicolette and Anthony Forbes of Marine and Estuarine Research “Update on the St Lucia Estuary and wetlands” and “Where have all the birdies gone”.

Wednesday 25 – Morning outing to Bisley in Pietermaritzburg. Meet at 6h30 at the Greendale Shopping Centre to arrange transport. Coordinator Peter Divall 033 239 5537 or 083 263 4169

 

November 2017

Sunday 5 – Morning outing to Darvill at 6h00. Coordinator Gordon Bennett 033 386 5555 or 072 875 1436.

Wednesday 15 – Presentation in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 by Adam Riley of Rockjumper Tours.  Topic to be advised.

Sunday 19 – Morning outing to Rockwood in the Karkloof. Meet at Amber Ridge car park at 06h00 to arrange transport.  Coordinator Eve Hughes 033 330 2723 or 082 872 4333.

Wednesday 29 – Morning outing to Rockwood in the Karkloof.  Meet at Amber Ridge car park at 06h00 to arrange transport. Coordinator Peter Duys  033 239 5222 or 082 344 3047

 

December 2017

Sunday 3 – The end of year braai at Hilton College picnic site. Meet at the main gate of the College at 07h00 for early morning birding or arrive later for the braai. The entrance fee is R30pp. Bring chairs, food and drinks, family and friends. The fires will be organised by the club. Coordinator Colin Summersgill 033 818 9013 or 060 827 3785. NB: If the road to the picnic site is too wet, the walk and braai will be held at Cumberland.