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SPECIALIST LBJ COURSE AND SOME VULTURES BY DAVID ALLAN

Happening from the 1st September 2018 to 2nd September 2018

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG SPECIALIST BIRDING COURSE

LBJS – GETTING TO KNOW THEM

DAVID ALLAN, CURATOR OF BIRDS, DURBAN NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM

David Allan CV
David Allan is currently the Curator of Birds at the Durban Natural Science Museum, a position he has held for the past 22 years. Prior to this he worked for nearly a decade at the FitzPatrick Institute and the then Avian Demography Unit (ADU), both at the University of Cape Town. At the ‘Fitztitute’ he studied cranes and bustards, while his main work at the ADU was as the fieldworker for the first bird atlas project. His career in ornithology started with a long stint with the erstwhile Transvaal Division of Nature Conservation where he worked on birds prey and threatened birds of the Highveld grasslands. David’s has authored or co-authored several books on birds of prey and more recently a volume on geographical variation in southern African birds. He was one of the co-editors of the First Atlas of Southern African Birds. His most recent book project is as co-author of a photographic book on South African cranes. He has been a regular contributor to the glossy magazines Africa – Birds & Birding and its successor African Birdlife. David has presented innumerable popular talks and courses over his long career to diverse audiences of birders throughout South Africa. David’s interest in LBJs dates back to his earliest Highveld days, when he worked on species such as Botha’s and Rudd’s larks, Yellow-breasted Pipit and Broad-tailed Warbler. His work with Museum study skins has also provided him with unique insights into the finer plumage features of these challenging birds.

COURSE SCHEDULE:

Saturday 1st September 2018

08h30 – 09h00: Registration

09h00 – 10h30: Vultures – to commemorate International Vulture Awareness Day

10h30 – 10h45: Tea

LBJs - overview

10h45 – 12h30: Larks – Lords of the plains

12h30 – 13h00: Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



13h00 – 14h30: Larks – Lords of the plains (Continued)

14h30 – 14h45: Tea

14h45 – 16h00: Pipits – Tricky customers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday 2nd September 2018

09h00 – 10h30: Cisticolas – Cocky and complex characters

10h30 – 10h45: Tea

10h45 – 12h30: Cisticolas – Cocky and complex characters

12h30 – 13h00: Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



13h00 – 14h30: Warblers – A secret society

14h30 – 14h45: Tea

14h45 – 16h00: Warblers – A secret society

16h00: Closure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILS:
DATES – Saturday 1 September and 2 September 2018
VENUE – Community Hall at Mollergren Park, Hermanus
COSTS – R 550.00 per head.
RSVP – To register contact Elaine at mwjasser@mweb.co.za or sms to 082 455 8402.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Images by Anton).


COMMENTS

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WESSEL UYS (posted: 2018-06-12 21:32:46)
I will attend course
VIVIE LOMBARD (posted: 2018-06-01 00:14:37)
I will attend the cource thanks Anton