FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS
A bird identification course for novice and intermediate bird-watchers:
Mega Park, Bredasdorp
(20 and 21 June 2013)
The “Flight for Birders” bird identification and conservation course by Anton Odendal will be presented at Mega Park on 20 and 21 June 2013. The costs include the course manual and a certificate endorsed by BirdLife South Africa – roughly 1,600 slides and drawings will be used. The contents of the course get updated every second year and this has now been done – in many cases images of similar and potentially confusing species have been combined on the same slide in order to illustrate differences. The development of an infrastructure for birding tourists in local areas will also be highlighted. In the vast majority of the slides English and Afrikaans names of species are printed onto the slide. The course focuses on basic steps in the identification of birds, places heavy emphasis on where to find the rare and often endemic birds in southern Africa and illustrates how ordinary bird-watchers could become involved in the conservation of birds and their habitats.