FLYING HIGHER COURSE ON BIRDS OF MOSTLY WIDE AND OPEN SPACES
This 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 and here the roads through the Tankwa Karoo are 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 – this also includes information on getting involved in conservation actions and joining a local bird club.
MONDAY 26 APRIL
A CELEBRATION OF SOME OF SOUTH AFRICA’S ENDEMIC TERRESTRIAL BIRD SPECIES
found in eight South African regions
TUESDAY 27 APRIL
Are “LITTLE BROWN JOBS” really that bad? Part 1: Larks, pipits and the brown canaries
WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL
Are “LITTLE BROWN JOBS” really that bad? Part 2: Warblers, cisticolas and chats
THURSDAY 29 APRIL
“INGLORIOUS BUSTARDS – The Crazy Gang in Trouble”: Conservation challenges faced by our bustards and korhane
FRIDAY 30 APRIL
How to prepare when planning to bird in a new area – Case-study on Birding in the TANKWA KAROO NATIONAL PARK
COURSE: Birds of mostly wide, open spaces
DATE: 26 to 30 April 2021
FORMAT: All five talks will be forwarded to participants with WeTransfer on the dates advertised.
COSTS: R 500.00 per person for the course or R 100.00 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