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May 2017

Battling Boons

May 27, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Boons Road

Boons Road is a renowned birding area on the southern border of the Wider Gauteng 100km area. Being so far south west, this area is home to many special birds that are not really found in the challenge area. YAB will be doing a dedicated day visit to Boons road to try and tick some of these hard to find Wider Gauteng birds. Join us for a fun filled day as we look for the likes of Rufous-eared Warbler, Namaqua…

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June 2017


June 17, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Suikerbosrand, R550
Heidelberg, Gauteng South Africa
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The famous Suikerbosrand nature reserve is situated in the south-eastern corner of Gauteng and is home to a variety of highly sought after highveld grassland specials. It's going to be cold but worth it as we try turn up an altitudinal migrant or two which have perhaps wandered a little bit too far and into Gauteng borders! Combined with this we will head to Marievale bird sanctuary which is also close by, enjoying the wonderful spectacle of various waterfowl and…

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July 2017


July 22, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Devon Devon, Gauteng South Africa + Google Map

The 'winter birding wonderland' of the Wider Gauteng challenge area. The heart of winter is best for birding this network of farm roads around the small town of Devon where we will attempt to find winter rarities including Wattled Crane, Sickle-winged Chat, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater and Black Harrier. #WinterIsComing

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July 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Randburg Methodist Church, 127 Bram Fischer Dr
Randburg, Gauteng 2194 South Africa
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On Saturday 22 July, Cameron Meyer will be giving a talk on Accipiters (Sparrowhawks and the likes) to the club. Here the charge will be R30 for students to assist in catering costs for snacks provided on the day as well as hall hire. Location: Randburg Methodist Church (Cnr Grove and Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale, Randburg

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September 2017

The African Bird Fair

September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden, Malcolm Road
Roodepoort, Gauteng 1724 South Africa
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The African Bird Fair will take place on Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September 2017 at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort. With a variety of exciting exhibitors, presentations, guided walks and workshops lined up over the weekend, this is one event you will not want to miss.

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November 2017

Birding Big Day 2017

November 25, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

BirdLife South Africa's 33rd Birding Big Day (BBD) will take place on Saturday 25 November 2017. During Birding Big Day 2016 more than a thousand birders recorded 654 species, a record, and also raised some valuable funds for bird conservation. During the 2017 event we hope to break this record and have even more birders out enjoying nature. Registration for Birding Big Day You need to register for Birding Big Day before the event by completing the online form (http://bit.ly/2scv0mF).…

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December 2017

Mkhombo Mania

December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Mkhombo Dam, Mkhombo Nature Reserve Mpumalanga South Africa

Join us all at Gauteng's very own rarity central, Mkhombo Dam, for Youth Africa Birding's annual weekend birding and camping trip from 1-3 December 2017. We will meet on the Saturday at the Total Garage before entering the Libangeni community where we will travel in convoy to Mkhombo Dam itself where the day will be filled with intense birding and an early-afternoon braai. Please remember to bring your own drinks and meat and of course your various other birding necessities…

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