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Flying Higher: Introductory Birding Course

November 18, 2023 @ 8:30 am - November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

FLYING HIGHER INTRODUCTORY BIRD IDENTIFICATION AND APPRECIATION COURSE IN HERMANUS 0N 18 AND 19 NOVEMBER 2023.

PROGRAMME:

DAY 1: Saturday 18 November 2023
08h30 to 09h00: Registration and tea/ coffee.

09h00 to 10h00: INTRODUCTION ON GETTING THE MOST OUT OF BIRDING – How does one start flying with these beautiful creatures.

10h00 to 11h00: For the love of one’s GARDEN BIRDS – Getting to know the birds that one will see most often.

11h00 to 11h15: Tea

11h15 to 12h00: GARDEN BIRDS CONTINUED and GARDENING FOR BIRDS – Attracting birds and other wildlife to one’s garden.

12h00 to 12h30: Masters of the skies – The BIRDS OF PREY of the region.

12h30 to 13h00: Lunch

13h00 to 14h15: Masters of the skies – The BIRDS OF PREY of the region (Continued).

14h15 to 14h30: OWLS AND NIGHTJARS of the Western Cape.

14h30 to 15h30: The art of deception – celebrating the BROOD PARASITES and their hosts. (On the tricks that cuckoos, whydahs and honeyguides are up to).

DAY 2: Sunday 19 November 2023
08h45 to 09h00: Coffee and tea
09h00 to 10h15: Are “LITTLE BROWN JOBS” of the Western Cape Province really that bad? What they lack in colour they gain in brilliant display flights and resilient behaviour.
10h15 to 10h30: Tea
10h30 to 11h00: Basic keys on the identification of SWALLOWS, SWIFTS AND MARTINS in this area.
11h00 to 12h15: RESIDENT BIRDS ASSOCIATED WITH WATER: The easiest stuff.

12h15 to 12h30: Introducing BIRDLIFE OVERBERG.
12h30 to 13h00: Lunch.
13h00 to 14h00: How to prepare when planning to bird in a new area – a case-study on birding in the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK or A celebration of the ENDEMIC TERRESTRIAL BIRD SPECIES of seven South African regions. (Participants will vote on the talk to be presented).
14h00 to 15h00: THE 101 GAME – Getting to know the different families of birds.
15h00+: Closure.

DETAILS IN BRIEF:

DATES: 18 and 19 November 2023 VENUE: The Community Hall at Mollergren Park, Main Road, Hermanus  COSTS: R 600-00 that includes tea and coffee and the course notes. Participants bring their own picnic baskets. TO REGISTER: Contact Anton at birding@overberg.co.za or WhatsApp at 082 550 3347. All further queries could also be forwarded to Anton.

Details

Start:
November 18, 2023 @ 8:30 am
End:
November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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