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THE 'SECRET WORLDS OF BIRDS OF PREY' COURSE (PART1)

Happening from the 15th March 2021 to 19th March 2021

(Note that the first presentation of this course was oversubscribed and the presentation of this course is being organised. Such a course will be done from 15 to 19 March. 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 The course will be pre-recorded and forwarded to participants by WeTransfer on the dates advertised herewith:

THE SECRET WORLDS OF BIRDS OF PREY (PART 1)
SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION and focus on VULTURES: Monday 15 March
SESSION 2: EAGLES and SNAKE-EAGLES: Tuesday 16 March
SESSION 3: FALCONS, KESTRELS, HARRIERS & KITES: Wednesday 17 March
SESSION 4: ACCIPITERS – GOSHAWKS, SPARROWHAWKS and related species: Thursday 18 March
SESSION 5: OWLS & NIGHTJARS: Friday 19 March

ARRANGEMENTS:
COURSE: The Secret Worlds of Birds of Prey (Part 1)
DATES: 15 to 19 March
FORMAT: The course will be pre-recorded and forwarded to participants by WeTransfer on the dates advertised above
COSTS: R 500.00 per person for the course or R 100.00 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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