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‘THE SECRET WORLDS OF BIRDS OF PREY COURSE' IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

Happening from the 18th July 2020 to 19th July 2020

(Note that the first presentation of this course was oversubscribed and the presentation of a second course is being organised. Such a course will be done over the weekend of 18 and 19 July. Details can be found below).

‘The Secret Worlds of Birds of Prey’ course explores many little known facts of some of our raptors and highlights several serious conservation threats to their survival. Basic clues on the identification of these often difficult to identify birds are provided, but more importantly anecdotal information on their survival skills is shared: The heaviest vulture, the bird that covers its nest with communal spider webs, two species that hunt in tandem in the Kalahari and astonishing migratory flights are just some of the examples of fascinating ‘secrets’ shared. Basic notes on critical identification features will be forwarded to participants electronically.

The course contents and dates and times of presentation are as follows:

THE SECRET WORLDS OF BIRDS OF PREY (PART 1)
SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION and focus on VULTURES: Saturday 18 July at 09h00
SESSION 2: EAGLES and SNAKE-EAGLES: Saturday 18 July at 11h00
SESSION 3: FALCONS, KESTRELS, HARRIERS & KITES: Saturday 18 July at 14h00
SESSION 4: ACCIPITERS – GOSHAWKS, SPARROWHAWKS and related species: Sunday 19 July at 11h00
SESSION 5: OWLS & NIGHTJARS: Sunday 19 July at 14h00

ARRANGEMENTS:
COURSE: The Secret Worlds of Birds of Prey
DATES: 18 and 19 July at the times specified above
FORMAT: The course is presented online via Zoom – If required participants will be assisted to be able to take part using Zoom
COSTS: R 300.00 per person for the course or R 75.00 per individual session.
REGISTRATION: Contact Elaine at mwjasser@mweb.co.za or WhatsApp at 082 455 8402 or Anton at birding@overberg.co.za or WhatsApp at 082 550 3347 to express your interest in attending or to obtain more information.
NOTE: Gift vouchers to attend the course are available – an ideal gift for birding enthusiasts.

Mottled Tawny Eagle in the Kruger NP
Lappet-faced Vulture in the Kgalagadi TFP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Kestrel in the Tankwa Karoo

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Buzzards in the Witfontein NR


 

 

 

 

 

Pale Booted Eagle in rehabilitation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Images by Anton)


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