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 SABAP2 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.

Monthly Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month at 19:00 at the Rosebank Union Church, Hurlingham, on the corner of Sandton Drive and William Nicol.


The Club is affiliated to BirdLife South Africa. Members are required to also be members of BirdLife South Africa, a conservation NGO and leading partner of the international Mouse-Free Marion Project.

Members keep in touch by WhatsApp, e-mail and a monthly 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 80.

To join please e-mail the Club on randbarbets@gmail.com.

See photographs of club activities on https://www.facebook.com/groups/RandBarbet

Or you can contact any of the below Committee members:

To update club contact details, please email

Judy Stockill
Frankie Donaldson
Geoff Fotheringham