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South African Birding: Events Diary - February 5, 2024


We have scoured the web to find the best birding events around South Africa. The Events Diary is a free service for Bird Clubs and conservation organizations in South Africa. If you would like to ensure that your events are listed, please send the details to info@thebirdinglife.com. Please make sure to send the events for the week by the preceding Friday to ensure their inclusion.


To join find and join a Bird Club in your area, please visit the BirdLife South Africa website.



GAUTENG

Northern Region Bird Club Forum Event

Birding Basic Course, Presented by Lance Robinson

Venue: Theory 13th April.2024. Time 08h30 for 09h00 to 13h00.

Fiddlewoods Restaurant & Conference Centre, Inside Ryan Nurseries.

Corner Hawley & Kings Road, Bedfordview

Venue: Theory 13th April.2024. Time 08h30 for 09h00 to 13h00.

Fiddlewoods Restaurant & Conference Centre, Inside Ryan Nurseries.

Corner Hawley & Kings Road, Bedfordview

Venue: Practical 14th April, Time, and place to be confirmed

Cost per person: R600.00

Birding Basics Course: If you are keen on learning more about birds and the birding hobby and have always wanted to develop the correct habits of identifying a bird, or perhaps need a refresher, then this Birding Basics Course is just what you have been looking for. The Birding Basics Course will be held over two sessions (approx 90 minutes each) and a practical outing to develop your newly acquired skills will be arranged.

Course content includes: Reviewing the essential tools (binoculars, field guides, and how to navigate them); knowing the parts of a bird and an introduction to plumage patterns, bills/beaks, and the different avian foot structures.

The 7-habits methodology to develop in identifying birds and an overview of the key habitats where one can find different birds.

Bio: Lance Robinson is an enthusiastic observer of nature with a keen interest in birds, butterflies, and dragonflies. He is reading for a Masters in Science and currently works as an avifaunal field specialist and freelance bird guide. He's currently the Honorary President, a former chairman of the Witwatersrand Bird Club, and a past ExCo member of BirdLIfe South Africa. Lance is keen to share his birding passion with others and presents beginner’s bird courses and other birding-related presentations to bird clubs and at the annual BirdLife South Africa African Bird Fair. Lance is an active citizen scientist and an invited part-time lecturer for bird identification and bird ecology for Bushveld Experience Skills and Training (BEST).

Booking: Email: dennis.townsend4@gmail.com Please send proof of payment

Payment details: PLEASE USE FOLLOWING REFERENCE WHEN PAYING (NF Course & Surname)

BirdLife South Africa bank details:

Account Name: BirdLife South Africa

Bank: First National Bank, Randburg

Branch Code: 254005

Account Number: 6206 750 6281


 

KWAZULU NATAL

LIMPOPO

MPUMALANGA

NORTH WEST

WESTERN CAPE

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