Happening from the 8th November 2021 to 12th November 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 to participants with WeTransfer and can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home. Anton is registered as a Recommended Course Provider by BirdLife South Africa.

The second part of THE SECRET LIVES OF BIRDS OF PREY online course is aimed at celebrating many of the species and conservation issues not featured during the first course. Several rare and vagrant raptors species will be celebrated and raptor birding opportunities in one of our large National Parks will be highlighted. 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 these magnificent birds even more.

The course contents and dates of presentation are as follows:
THE SECRET LIVES OF BIRDS OF PREY (PART 2) – To be presented from 8 to 12 November 2021

SESSION 1: Masters of the skies 1 – Introduction and focus on the SECRETARYBIRD: CASE-STUDY on several conservation issues facing our raptors (Monday 8 November)

SESSION 2: Masters of the skies 2 – “Our VULTURES in trouble” (Tuesday 9 November)

SESSION 3: Special focus on the SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL. The talk also includes an overview of the other hornbills of Southern Africa. (Wednesday 10 November)

SESSION 4: Seventeen RARE & VAGRANT RAPTORS of southern Africa (Thursday 11 November)

SESSION 5: How to prepare when planning to look for raptors in a new area – A case-study of birding opportunities in several reserves in Zululand. The Umlalazi Nature Reserve at Mtunzini, the Mkhuze and Ndumo Game Reserves, the Tembe Elephant Park and Kosi Bay are featured. (Friday 12 November)

COURSE: The Secret Worlds of Birds of Prey (Part 2)

DATES: 8 to 12 November 2021 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.

Forest Buzzards















Female Amur Falcon







Yellow-billed Kite



Tawny Eagle










(Images By Anton)


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