The West Coast region is abundant with a startling array of birdlife. Not a day goes by that we don’t discover a new bird hopping about in the garden or sipping from our feeders.
Flight for Birders will be hosting an in-depth 2 day course on ‘Bird Identification & Conservation’ at the Malmesbury Library Hall (31 January – 01 February 2013). The course itself is intended for beginner and intermediate birders.
With so many different varieties of birds we find that it can be problematic remembering all the aspects that make them unique – this sometimes leads to us misidentify birds and can cause serious frustration. The only way around this is either to do it the hard way, which means sitting in the bush for an eternity cross-referencing illustrations and photos with the real thing, or, by calling on the knowledge of an expert with many years of experience, who can easily inform you of the subtle differences.
In my opinion the latter is the best way to go. This is why the Flight for Birders course is such a fantastic opportunity that birders should seize with both hands!
The primary objective of the course will be that of correctly identifying the many species found in this diverse region. The focus will be on common water birds, raptors, bustards, game birds, coastal and seabirds.
This will no doubt give birders who are new to the scene, such as myself, a solid foundation of information from which to considerably improve their identification australia online casino skills!
One of my favorite items on the course itinerary will be the lecture on South African owls, which are without doubt one of my favorite bird species. There will also be a talk on how to better “prepare yourself” when going into a new birding area. This one definitely suits me as I’m constantly forgetting things or simply not properly considering the terrain before I set off…perhaps I’m just a little overeager at times, hehe.
This is going to be great fun and a serious learning curve, so book your spot as soon as possible!
COST: R400(This includes a course manual, as well as a certificate endorsed by BirdLife South Africa.)
DATE / TIMES: 31 January (08:30 – 16:30 ) – 01 February (09:00 – 15:30 ) 2013
PLACE: The Malmesbury Library Hall
If you are interested in attending please contact Elaine:
CELL: 082 455 8402