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FLYING HIGHER COURSE ON BIRDS OF MOSTLY WIDE AND OPEN SPACES

Happening from the 25th October 2021 to 29th October 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 six shorter courses each consisting of five individual one-hour sessions. Anton is registered as a Recommended Course Provider by BirdLife South Africa.
This specific course focuses on terrestrial species that are mostly found in wide, open rural areas, along our country’s gravel roads and game reserves. The first session celebrates some of South Africa’s brilliant endemic species, while two sessions focus on the six main groups of the often difficult to identify “Little Brown Jobs’ (LBJs). Our bustards and korhane are facing serious threats to their survival and this is highlighted in the fourth session. The course is concluded with an overview of how one prepares to visit a new birding area with lots of LBJs and here the Tankwa Karoo and its National Park is used as an illustrated case-study. Basic clues on the identification of birds are provided and anecdotal information on their survival skills and foraging strategies is shared. Basic notes are forwarded to participants electronically.

The course contents and dates of presentation are as follows:
SESSION 1: Monday 25 October - A CELEBRATION OF SOME OF SOUTH AFRICA’S ENDEMIC TERRESTRIAL BIRD SPECIES

SESSION 2: Tuesday 26 October – LITTLE BROWN JOBS Part 1: Focus on our larks, pipits and canaries

SESSION 3: Wednesday 27 October – LITTLE BROWN JOBS Part 2: Warblers, cisticolas and chats

SESSION 4: Thursday 28 October – INGLORIOUS BUSTARDS: Our bustards and korhane in trouble

SESSION 5: Friday 29 October – CASE-STUDY ON BIRDING IN THE TANKWA KAROO

ARRANGEMENTS:
COURSE: Birds of mostly wide, open spaces

DATES: 25 to 29 October 2021

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 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.

Cape Grassbird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pied Starling
Red-crested Korhaan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Swamp Warbler

 

 

 

Large-billed Lark

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spike-heeled Lark

 

 

 

 

(Images by Anton)


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