More about the bird club:
Rand Barbet Bird Club is a recreational bird club. Members enjoy nature, birds and birding in each other’s company.
The Club is under the happy patronage of Geoff Lockwood, Club President. Geoff is a recipient of a BLSA Eagle Owl Award for his life’s work as an ornithologist, bird artist and photographer, bird lecturer/guide/teacher, prolific SAPAB atlasser and custodian of the birds – particularly the owls – of Delta Park.
Rand Barbet Bird Club meets monthly in the evening for a talk, goes on a Sunday outing in Gauteng one Sunday a month – and in summer week-day outings too – has two field trips a year, participates in Birding Big Day and members arrange ad hoc trips and outings among themselves.
Once a year there is a club photographic competition, a bird quiz, a Christmas bash and of course the AGM – all of them good excuses for food, wine and camaraderie.
There is also an annual conservation outing.
Monthly Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month at 18:30 for 19:00 at the Rosebank Union Church, Hurlingham, on the corner of Sandton Drive and Wm Nicol.
Guided birding outings are on the last Sunday of each month except December.
There are two field trips a year.
Members keep in touch by WhatsApp, e-mail and an ad hoc bulletin. To keep the club small and friendly membership is limited to no more than 100 BLSA members and their partners.
Membership is currently around 75.
RBBC Initial Joining Fee: R 275
RBBC Annual Membership Fee (eff 1 April 2022): R 355 | R 465 | R 120 | R 355
BLSA Annual Membership Fee (Mandatory) – (eff 1 July 2022 – June 2023): R 350 | R 350 | R 140 | R 160
African Birdlife Magazine Annual Subscription (eff 1 July 2022 – June 2023): R 340 | R 340 | R 340 | R 340