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THE GETTING MORE OUT OF BIRDING LECTURE SERIES IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

Happening from the 15th August 2020 to 16th August 2020

The contents of the ‘Flight for Birders’, ‘Flight Higher’ and ‘The Secret Life of Raptors’ courses by Dr Anton Odendal have been adapted for several shorter courses each consisting of five individual one-hour sessions. These are being presented online via Zoom and can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home.

THE GETTING MORE OUT OF BIRDING LECTURE SERIES is aimed at celebrating bird-watching at some of South Africa’s top birding destinations. Several National Parks and public and private Nature Reserves will be featured at a time when over-night stays at these destinations remain a problem. The rationale behind this series is to enjoy many brilliant species to be found in these reserves in the comfort of one’s home and to give guidelines on how to prepare for day-visits to these wonderful places. Guidelines will also be given on how to prepare for extended visits to these reserves once the Covid-19 restrictions are behind us. The first presentation of this lecture series will mostly focus on some top birding destination in the Western Cape Province:

The course contents and dates of presentation are as follows:
THE GETTING MORE OUT OF BIRDING LECTURE SERIES (PART 1)
SESSION 1: Our favourite Kruger National Park birding experiences (Saturday 15 August at 09h00)

SESSION 2: The West Coast National Park (Part 1) in winter and spring – much more than just waders (Saturday 15 August at 11h00)

SESSION 3: Birding in the Tankwa Karoo (Part 1) – Birding along the R355 and the P2250 gravel roads (Saturday 15 August at 14h00)

SESSION 4: How to prepare to go birding in the Karoo National Park (Sunday 16 August at 11h00)

SESSION 5: Birding at the De Mond Nature Reserve – The Western Cape’s hidden gem (Sunday 16 August at 14h00)

ARRANGEMENTS:
COURSE: The Getting More out of Birding Lecture Series (Part 1)
DATES: 15 and 16 August 2020 as 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 register or to obtain more information.
NOTE: Gift vouchers to attend the course are available – an ideal gift for budding birders.

The Geelbek Manor House in the West Coast National Park


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A spectacular display of terns at the De Mond Nature Reserve. Image by Carin Malan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African Cuckoo in the Kruger National Park
Grey-winged Francolin in the Karoo National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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