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FLOCK 2017 ABOARD THE MSC SINFONIA

Happening from the 24th April 2017 to 28th April 2017

BirdLife South Africa officially announced Flock 2016 and 2017 at its Annual General Meeting in Johannesburg on 21 March 2015. BirdLife South Africa is now proud to officially launch more details about Flock 2016 and Flock 2017. The BirdLife South Africa Flock Organising Committee has been hard at work with negotiations with both SANParks and MSC Cruises.
Special discounted rates have been secured through SANParks on a variety of accommodation at Skukuza from 9-13 March 2016.
Negotiations with MSC have resulted in a special 5 day cruise from Cape Town and back onboard the MSC Sinfonia from 24-28 April 2017 with special discounted rates on all cabins.
It is important to note in order to qualify for the special discounted rates on accommodation at Skukuza and for cabins onboard the MSC Sinfonia, BirdLife South Africa requires bookings to be done by 30 September 2015 for both events.
For more information, visit http://www.birdlife.org.za/events/flock

More about Flock 2016…
Flock in Kruger 2016 will be held at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park. Importantly, Flock in Kruger 2016 will incorporate the two-day LAB conference on 10 and 11 March 2016. LAB will include an interactive series of lectures, presentations and discussions presented by speakers. Whether you are an ornithologist, a citizen scientist or a weekend birder, BirdLife South Africa encourages you to attend the 2016 LAB which is co-hosted by BirdLife South Africa and the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. The programme is soon to be finalised. For more information about LAB, please contact Linda van den Heever on 011 789 1122 or linda.vdheever@birdlife.org.za.
The 87th BirdLife South Africa AGM will be held on Saturday 12 March 2016.
NB: In order to qualify for the special discounted rates on accommodation at Skukuza, BirdLife South Africa requires bookings to be done by 30 September 2015. Bookings will open soon for Flock in Kruger 2016 and the booking procedure will be communicated in another email.
Visit http://www.birdlife.org.za/events/flock/flock-in-kruger-2016 for more information.
Should you wish to receive regular updates on Flock in Kruger 2016, please send an email to events@birdlife.org.za with Flock 2016 in the subject line.

More about Flock 2017 …
Flock at Sea AGAIN! 2017 offers a unique opportunity of a 5 day cruise along the continental shelf from Cape Town and back. The route will be specified by BirdLife South Africa for optimum seabird spotting. These waters have produced some of the rarest seabirds on the South Africa list. With top seabirds guides on deck and a variety of on-board lectures and talks by leading seabird experts, this promises to be an unforgettable trip. The 88th BirdLife South Africa AGM will be held on-board during the cruise.
NB: To enable BirdLife South Africa to secure the Flock at Sea AGAIN! 2017 voyage exclusively for its members, we need to confirm bookings for 680 cabins by 30 September 2015.
Bookings for Flock at Sea AGAIN! 2017 are open. To book your berth, call the MSC Call Centre on 087 075 08 75 and quote BirdLife.
For more information about prices, deck layout, programme of events etc, visit http://www.birdlife.org.za/events/flock/flock-at-sea-again-2017
To receive regular updates about Flock at Sea AGAIN! 2017, please send an email to events@birdlife.org.za with Flock 2017 in the subject line.
For more information on both these exciting Flock events, please contact Nikki McCartney on 083 636 1060 or events@birdlife.org.za

Regards,

Mark D. Anderson
Chief Executive Officer
BirdLife South Africa


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