Introductory Flying Higher’ Course On Garden Birds In The Comfort Of Your Home
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. These
are being presented as online webinars via Zoom and can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home.
The first course focuses on the basic steps in getting involved in this fascinating hobby as well as introducing
the birds to be found in one’s immediate surroundings. Garden birds and some water birds are introduced and
ideas are shared on how to attract birds to the garden. Basic clues on the identification of birds are provided
and anecdotal information on their survival skills is shared. Basic notes are forwarded to participants
electronically – this also includes information on getting involved in conservation actions and joining a local
bird club. This course was presented during evenings in June and several requests were received to present it
in daytime and/ or over weekends – well, here it is:
The course contents and dates of presentation are as follows:
TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
19H00 SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION ON GETTING THE MOST OUT OF BIRDING – Basic principles to our approach
and how to start identifying a bird
WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER
19H00 SESSION 2: For the love of GARDEN BIRDS – Getting to know the birds that one will see most often.
THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER
19H00 SESSION 3: GARDENING FOR BIRDS – Attracting birds and other wildlife to one’s garden
MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
19H00 SESSION 4: Common WATERBIRDS of your region – DUCKS and HERONS
TUESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
19H00 SESSION 5: Where does one find those special birds in one’s area? The BEST BIRDING SPOTS and where
to look for those special and often endemic birds.
COURSE: Identification and appreciation course on garden birds
DATES: 1 to 8 September
FORMAT: The course is presented online via Zoom – If required participants will be assisted to be able to take
part using Zoom
COSTS: R 300.00 per person for the course or R 75.00 per individual session.
REGISTRATION: Contact Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.