Happening from the 20th September 2021 to 24th September 2021

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 forwarded with WeTransfer and can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home.

THE SUMMER MIGRANTS online course is recommended by BirdLife South Africa and aimed at celebrating the majority of migratory birds that visit southern Africa during summer months. Resident species that could possibly be confused with these migrants will also be featured and potentially confusing identification characteristics will be illustrated. The text used during the course will be included in basic course notes to be forwarded to all participants before the course starts. The course will assist participants to appreciate the birds that visit out shores in summer even more.

The course contents and dates of presentation are as follows:
SUMMER MIGRANTS – To be presented between 20 and 24 September 2021

SESSION 1: “The Art of Deception” – Celebrating CUCKOOS and some other BROOD PARASITIC FAMILIES (Monday 20 September)

SESSION 2: The epic migratory flight of AMUR FALCONS and basic keys to the identification of the MIGRATORY BIRDS OF PREY (Tuesday 21 September)

SESSION 3: Basic keys on the identification of SWALLOWS, SWIFTS AND MARTINS in your area / Basic keys on the identification of TERNS in your area (Wednesday 22 September)

SESSION 4: Basic keys on the identification of the WADERS in your area (Thursday 23 September)

SESSION 5: A selection of other summer migrants visiting southern Africa – A Kruger National Park case-study. (Friday 24 September)

COURSE: South Africa’s Summer Migrants

DATES: 20 to 24 September as specified above

FORMAT: The talks are forwarded to participants with WeTransfer

COSTS: R 500.00 per person for the course or R 100.00 per individual session.

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.

NOTE: Gift vouchers to attend the course are available – an ideal gift for budding birders.

White-throated Swallow









Little Stint



European Roller








Sandwich & Common Terns





Female Amur Falcon






(Images By Anton)


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