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2018 Events

Mapungubwe Calls

The SANParks Honorary Rangers, Waterberg Region is hosting another opportunity in 2018 to experience the magnificent birds of Mapungubwe.  This partially catered, guided, three night event is not to be missed. The bird count during these weekends is usually over 250 species.

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SANParks Honorary Rangers 2018 Kruger National Park Birding Weekends

26 - 28 January

02 - 04 February

09 - 11 February

Read more or for more information,  please contact Norma Gardiner on westrandbirders@gmail.com or 011 476 3057


Nature Call

Join us in the forests and mistbelt grasslands of the eastern escarpment for a casual weekend away in celebration of afromontane wildlife. This is a self drive, self catering getaway for nature enthusiasts of all knowledge levels. The weekend will be hosted by Natural Scientific Services at the breathtaking Lekgalametse Nature Reserve. Accommodation in the Reserves cosy log cabins nestled alongside a stream under dense forest at the foot of the imposing mountains. Activities will include a presentation on the local flora, birds and other wildlife with walks for birds, butterflies, amphibians and flora. See the attached brochure for more information or contact NSS at 011 787 7400 / 0836229224 (tyron@nss-sa.co.za or susan@nss-sa.co.za ).


West Coast Wader Bash

SANParks Honorary Rangers in conjunction with BirdLife SA invite you to the West Coast National Park Wader Bash. Here's your chance to experience the plethora of the wader birdlife in the West Coast National Park, especially Langebaan Lagoon, an official RAMSAR site of international importance. Your team of four, accompanied by an experienced birding guide, will identify as many waders as possible in a 24 hour period. It promises to be a fun-filled weekend, with excellent bird watching, good food, comaraderie and gentle competition in beautiful surrounds.

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Beginners Bird Course

BirdLife Port Natal will be holding a Beginner’s Bird Course on Saturday 10 February 2018 from 08:30 am to 1 pm. The venue will be the Conference Centre at Paradise Valley Nature Reserve, Pinetown, Durban. The presenters will be David Allan and Steve Davis. Join us for a morning designed to get your birding year off to the best possible start. View More Information


Limpopo Region Raptor Course

Southern Africa is blessed with a great diversity of raptors. Close to 80 species occur in this region during the summer months. This large assortment of species, many of which are superficially similar and show distinct variation between age classes provides an exciting identification challenge for any bird enthusiast. The SANParks Honorary Rangers Limpopo Region invite you to join leading Limpopo Province birding expert and ecologist Joe Grosel on an exciting three-day programme which introduces participants to a practical identification system whereby the entire region's raptor species can be reconized...

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Weekend Family Getaway

Calling all birders and their families! For the first time, Rockjumper Birding Adventures, in association with ZEISS Group, Champagne Sports Resort and BirdLife South Africa, presents an offering for the entire family. Join us from 23to 25 February 2018 in the beautiful Champagne Sports Resort set in the Central Drakensberg, where we will play host throughout your stay. This event promises to be a fun-filled family weekend of birding AND non-birding activities; something for everyone! Find out more here


Escarpment Birding Workshop

2-4 March 2018, in Dullstroom

This workshop is an expose of the combined knowledge and expertise of three of our most knowledgeable and experienced birders, guides and teachers on bird identification, but with a difference. They will be opening up their hearts and souls to their personal development as birders and the valuable lessons they have learnt. So come joined us as we host Geoff Lockwood, Etienne Marais and Duncan McKenzie, and they show you in talks and fieldwork how to become a master birder.

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