BirdLife KZN Midlands


BirdLife Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands:

Committee:  Chairman Peter Divall 033 239 5537, Vice-Chairman Eve Hughes 033 330 2723, Treasurer Viv O’Neill 083 464 7666, Secretary Sally Cumming 072 119 4253, Membership Secretary Pam Nicol 071 247 3604, SABAP2 Colin Summersgill 060 827 3785, Conservation Karin Nelson 072 779 4219, e-Newsletter Rosemary Forrester 082 767 7366, Evening meetings Sean Glynn 082 468 5805, Darvill and Bisley projects Ian Gordon 083 570 6782.

Bird ringing at Darvill, Karkloof Conservation Centre, Cedara, Hilton College:  Contact Karin Nelson on 033 330 3027 or 072 779 4219.

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.

May

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

Wed 16 – Presentation in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 by Peter Divall on “Birding in Zimbabwe”

Sun 20Morning outing to Eston Sugar Mill Dam. Phone coordinator Ian Gordon 083 570 6782 for arrangements

Sat 26 – Training course on “Identifying Birds in Winter Plumage” with Steve Davis in the Ambers Auditorium.

Wed 30Morning outing to Eston Sugar Mill Dam. Meet at Greendale Shopping Centre at 7h00 to arrange transport. Take the N3 south and turn off at the Umlaas Road off ramp. Over the bridge and bear left on the R603 towards Eston for about 20km. Pass Tala Game Reserve and turn right just before the Caltex Service station onto the R624. The entrance to the Sugar Mill is the second on your left. Coordinator Eve Hughes 082 872 4333 or 033 330 2723.

June

Sun 3 – Morning outing to Darvill at 7h30. Coordinator Gordon Bennett 033 386 5555.

Tues 12 – Presentation in Woodgrove at 18h00 by by Arnia van Vuuren “Ramblings of a Birdwatcher through the Karoo”.

Sun 17 – Morning outing to Cumberland. Coordinator Colin Summersgill 060 827 3785.

Wed 20 – Presentation in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 by Craig Nelson on “Benguela Swamps in search of Shoebill, plus Kasanka Fruit Bats”.

Wed 27Morning outing to Cumberland. There is an entrance fee of R20pp. Meet at the Greendale Shopping centre at 7h30 to arrange transport. Coordinator Drummond Densham 033 330 4039 or 083 321 7959.

July

Sun 1Morning outing to Darvill at 7h30. Coordinator Gordon Bennett 033 386 5555.

Sun 15Outing to Pigeon Valley near Durban. Coordinator Ian Gordon 083 570 6782.

Wed 18 – Presentation in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 by Brent Coverdale on “Successful avian conservation in an ever changing landscape – Conservation action making birds relevant”.

Wed 25Outing Pigeon Valley near Durban. Meet at Greendale shopping Centre at 7h30 to arrange transport. Coordinator Peter Divall 033 239 5537 or 083 263 4169.

Sat 28 – Coordinated Avifaunal Roadcount (CAR).  Contact Peter Divall 033 239 5537 or 083 263 4169.

Mid-July to mid-August – Coordinated Water bird Counts (CWACs).  Contact Eve Hughes 082 872 4333 or 033 330 2723

August

Sun 5 – Morning outing to Darvill at 7h00. Coordinator Gordon Bennett 033 386 5555.

Tues 14 – Presentation in Woodgrove at 18h00 by Nicolette Forbes on “Birding and Research Trip to the Pantanal, Brazil”.

Wed 15 – Presentation in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 by Tanya Smith on “Cranes in Africa: Ambassadors for landscape conservation”.

Sun 19 – Morning outing to Doreen Clarke reserve in Hilton. Coordinator Jane Irvine 073 429 7142.

Wed 29 – Morning outing to Doreen Clarke reserve in Hilton. Meet at Greendale Shopping Centre at 7h00 to arrange transport. Coordinator Eve Hughes 082 872 4333.

 

 

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