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IN DISCUSSION WITH LESTER VAN GROENINGEN: FINDING PELAGIC BIRDS FROM SHORE

Happening on the 8th July 2020

The cold fronts and poor weather of winter are not necessarily bad for bird-watching. The cold fronts often bring sought-after pelagic bird species closer to shore. Several spots such as Cape Point, Kommetjie and Jacobsbaai are well known for producing sightings of great ocean-going birds. The Overstrand region is however hugely underrated as far as ocean birding is concerned and we have invited Lester van Groeningen to tell us more about this very interesting pastime. He will be prompted about the best conditions for successful ocean birding and the best spots from where to try and locate these species. He will also show some images of species seen in the past and share some tips on their identification.

The birds illustrated herewith are just some examples of birds spotted. This is yet another brilliant feather in our region’s already impressive birding cap and a talk that should not be missed.

DATE: Monday 8 July

TIME: 19h00

This will be a Zoom presentation and we will set up a “practice run” before the interview to assist people who are unsure about using Zoom to join the talk.

RSVP: Contact Anton at birding@overberg.co.za and the Zoom meeting invitation link will be forwarded to you. Also indicate whether you want to participate in the “practice run’ and an invitation will be sent to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poor winter weather (Images by Anton and MC Botha)

Shy Albatross - Image by Charles Naude
Great Shearwater - Image by Carin Malan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sooty Shearwater - Image by Richard Masson
White-chinned Petrel - Image by Brian Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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