Happening on the 19th October 2020

The online FLYING HIGHER bird identification and appreciation series continues with individual talks highlighting top bird-watching destinations. The GETTING MORE OUT OF BIRDING LECTURE SERIES is aimed at assisting visitors and locals alike to enjoy birding at specific regions, National Parks and nature reserves. The rationale behind this series is to highlight many brilliant species to be found at these localities in the comfort of one’s home and to give guidelines on how to prepare for visits to these wonderful places. The eighth talk in this series is on Monday 19 October and will focus on birding opportunities along the Overstrand’s top coastal birding destinations: The Stony Point site at Betty’s Bay, various coastal paths and hiking trails and the Danger Point peninsula near Gansbaai.

The Overstrand local municipal area offers exciting and diverse bird-watching opportunities along its coastline.
The Stony Point site at Betty’s Bay, various coastal paths and hiking trails and the Danger Point peninsula near Gansbaai merely serve as examples of areas from where coastal birding opportunities are available. A diverse range of brilliant and often endemic bird species can be observed and photographed along this coastline. The talk highlights coastal birds, as well as some pelagic species that can sometimes be observed from land particularly when cold fronts hit our shores. Several species associated with the coastal thickets along the coastal paths are also discussed and illustrated.

The talk will illustrate some of the special and often endemic species that one can expect to find along the coastline and a few critical conservation issues related to these species will be discussed briefly. The talk is also supported with extensive notes also describing many other species that are not featured and this will be forwarded to all registered participants.

COURSE: The Getting More out of Birding Lecture Series (Part 8) – Birding opportunities along the Cape Whale Coast shoreline.
DATE AND TIME: Monday 19 October at 19h00
COSTS: R 75.00 per person.
NOTE: Gift vouchers to attend the talk are available – an ideal gift for budding and even more experienced birders.
FORMAT: The course is presented online via Zoom – If required participants will be assisted to be able to take part using Zoom. The Zoom registration link will be forwarded to all registered participants on the day of the presentation.
REGISTRATION: Contact Elaine at or WhatsApp at 082 455 8402 or Anton at or WhatsApp at 082 550 3347 to register or to obtain more information.

























(Images by Anton and Ronel Botha)


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