News and Upcoming Events

Event Date:
11 May 2019
Where:
Sanitas

Dear BirdLife Botswana member,

This is to advise that our AGM will take place at 18:00 on Saturday 11th May, 2019 at Sanitas.  We would be pleased if as many as possible could attend.

Please see the agenda and a proxy form in case you cannot attend.   This proxy form is very important and it is explained why.  The Registrar of Societies receives a copy of our minutes and the attendance register of those present.  He also wants to see how many have sent in proxy votes. He is not interested in a list of apologies.   He adds the number of attendees to the proxy voters and divides by the number of paid-up members on our books.  To keep our registration as a Society valid, we need to attain a minimum percentage. So this is where you as member of BirdLife Botswana come in.   Obviously we would like you to attend the meeting.  However if for some reason you cannot, because you will be away from Gaborone that weekend, or you live in Kasane, Maun, the UK or the Outer Hebrides, please complete a proxy form , SIGN it and send to admin@birdlifebotswana.org.bw or to our Secretary at peterdarcybotswana@gmail.com or to  haroldh@accelerate-it.co.bw (72248324) or give Harold a hard copy at the next walk.  This request applies to everyone whether you are a corporate member, honorary, life, guide or regular member.  Please send in a signed proxy form.    The suggestion has been made that those who don’t attend and don’t send in a form may be elected onto the board with responsibility for raising five million pula for our Society this year, or be nominated as editor of the Babbler or Familiar Chat.

After the meeting Dr Moses Selebatso of Raptors Botswana will address us as to how they have organised citizens to monitor Cape Vultures at Moremi Gorge.

The meeting takes place in cordial surroundings at Sanitas; delicious snacks and a cash bar will be available.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend.

 

Kind regards

 

Event Date:
11 May 2019 to 12 May 2019
Where:
Past Events
Event Date
07 April 2019
Event Type:

Dear BLB member,

This coming Sunday, 7th April, we will be visiting a new venue, which few, if any, will have visited before. It is a magnificent pan, full of water from rain which this area was lucky to receive and surrounded by shady trees. What more could any discerning bird watcher want? And it is just inside the BirdLasser Challenge area for Gaborone. This is an outing you will not want to miss. All we will say is that it is south of Game City. We will be meeting at Molapo Crossing at 06:30 for a prompt start. So bring your binoculars, a hat, folding chairs and refreshments. A 4X4 would be preferable, but a sedan could make it although there are stretches of soft sand. Beginners are welcome.

Most of you missed an outstanding camp on the banks of the Limpopo last weekend. That was a bad mistake and should not be repeated. Appended is the list of birds we saw.

Please don’t forget that our shop will be closing at the end of April. Go and see what bargains you can find.

See you on Sunday.

Event Date
22 March 2019 to 23 March 2019
Event Type:

Dear BLB Member

Our next camp will be to Darnaway Farm over the weekend of 22 and 23rd March.  It should be an excellent camp at this venue.  Please contact Ian White (71297636) or if you are interested in joining us there.  We leave at 14:00 on the 22nd from Sebele Shopping Centre and return on the Sunday morning.

Event Date
02 February 2019
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Event Date
29 January 2019 to 28 February 2019
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For those of you involved in the Bird Population Monitoring Programme, don’t forget to do your counts/transects early next month while the migrants are still here.  Those of you not involved, please contact Keddy at 3190540 and find out what you need to do to take part.

Event Date
06 January 2019
Event Type:

Please contact Ms. Dikabelo Koboyatshwene on Tel: (+267) 3190540 and email: admin@birdlifebotswana.org.bw

or directly send email equeries to Mr. Harold Hester on haroldh@accelerate-it.co.bw.

Event Date
17 November 2018
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Event Date
19 October 2018 to 20 October 2018
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We have had a very poor response to date and we am hoping that with the warm weather and the migrants arriving that we will have a lot of change of hearts . We need all our experts to help find the Pels, Three-banded Courser, Boulder chat etc etc that the RBC members are eager to catch up with.

Event Date
13 October 2018 to 14 October 2018
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Event Date
16 December 2016
Event Type:

Board meeting.

Event Date
06 November 2016
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