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, SABAP 2 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 072779 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. 

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 2018

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

Tues 14 – Presentation on 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.  Coordinator Eve Hughes 082 872 4333.

September 2018

Sat 1 – Birdlife KZN Forum at WESSA, Howick.  Start at 08:30 – to be confirmed.

Sun 2 – Morning outing to Darvill at 6h30. Coordinator Gordon Bennett 033 386 5555

Sun 16 – Morning outing to Benvie in the Karkloof.  There is an entry fee of R50 pp.  Coordinator Ian Gordon 083 570 6782.

Wed 19 – Presentation in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 by Tammy Caine on “Vultures in Crisis”.

Wed 26 – Morning outing to Benvie in the Karkloof.  There is an entry fee of R50 pp.  Meet at the Amber Ridge car park at 7h00 to arrange transport.  Coordinator Sean Glynn 033 239 0684 or 082 468 5805.

October 2018

Sun 7 – Morning outing to Darvill at 6h30. Coordinator Gordon Bennett 033 386 5555.

Tues 9 – Presentation in Woodgrove at 18h00 by Matthew Bekker “Watching over Wattled Cranes ”.

Wed 17 – Presentation in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 to be confirmed

Sun 21– An outing to the property, Owl and Elephant Lodge near Weenen. Drive past Weenen Game reserve and at the T junction turn right on the Weenen / Muden road. Drive through Weenen, cross the Bushman’s River and drive up a hill for 1km. The property is on the right hand side of the road. It is a large thatched roofed home. Coordinator Eve Hughes 033 330 2723 or 082 872 4333

Wed 31– An outing to the property, Owl and Elephant Lodge near Weenen. Drive past the Weenen Game Reserve and at the T junction turn right on to the Weenen / Muden road. Drive through Weenen, cross the Bushman’s River and drive up the hill for 1km. The property is on the right hand side of the road. It is a large thatched home. Meet at the Greendale Shopping centre at 6h30. Those who want to park their cars there, please leave them near the bottle store at the bottom of the car park. Coordinator Drummond Densham 033 330 4039 or 083 321 7959

November 2018

Sun 4 – Morning outing to Darvill at 6h00. Coordinator Gordon Bennett 033 386 5555

Sat 17 – A day outing to Ingula Pump station near Harrismith where we will be hosted by Carina Coetzer. We will be taken to the various birding hotspots in the vicinity of the pump station. The cost will depend on the number of people in the group. Please contact the coordinator before 12 November so Eskom can be informed of how many people will be attending. We plan to bird until about 12h00. Bring your own tea and lunch. Meet at Greendale Shopping Centre at 5h30 to organise the transport. Coordinator Eve Hughes 033 330 2723 or 082 872 4333.

Wed 21 – Presentation in Ambers Auditorium at 18h00 by Rick Nuttall on “Feathers in the Life of Birds”.

December 2018

Sun 2 – Morning outing to Darvill at 6h00. Coordinator Gordon Bennett 033 386 5555 or 072 875 1436.

Sun 9 –Christmas Braai at Hilton College. Meet at the main gates of the college to join in the early morning birding at 7h00. Those who want to come later, must phone the coordinator to get the code for the gate. There is an entry fee of R30pp payable to the coordinator.  Bring your food, drinks, chairs and tables, family and friends to celebrate a good year of birding with like-minded people. Coordinator Peter Divall 033 239 5537 or 083 263 4169.

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