Birding at Elandsberg Nature Reserve

NEXT EVENT: 20 to 22 October 2017

Birding Weekend with Dr. Anton Odendal, Chairman BirdLife Overberg & Western Cape Birding Forum

*OPTIONAL* Spend the weekend at the Victorian homestead at Bartholomeus Klip at a special full-board birder rate!

Friday 20 October


14:00 | Arrival of participants, registration and general birding in the gardens | 17:00 | Welcome and introduction / orientation | 18:00 | Illustrated talk by Dr. Anton Odendal on birding opportunities in the Cape Winelands region | 19:00 | Dinner.

Saturday 21 October


Dawn to 11:00 | Smaller groups rotate between four guides: garden birds in and around the lodge, waterbirds, veldvoëltjies and guided nature drive in an open Landrover at Elandsberg Nature Reserve | 14:00 to 16:00 | Smaller groups rotate between four guides: garden birds in and around the lodge, waterbirds, veldvoëltjies and guided nature drive in an open Landrover at Elandsberg Nature Reserve | 16:00 to 18:00 | Smaller groups rotate between four guides: garden birds in and around the lodge, waterbirds, veldvoëltjies and guided nature drive in an open Landrover at Elandsberg Nature Reserve | We will also score birds seen with BirdLasser to show participants how the bird atlas project works and how they can contribute to bird conservation. This will automatically feed into the reserve's official bird list | 19:00 | We celebrate the day's outings during dinner by handing out a few prizes for "Best bird spotted", "Rarest bird spotted", "Best birding experience", "Best bird spotted by a novice", "Best bird of prey".

Sunday 22 October


Early to 09:00 | Bird-watching at the best spots discovered the previous day | 09:00 to 10:00 | “The Art of Deception” by Dr. Anton Odendal, highlighting strategies that brood parasites and their hosts deploy to outsmart each other | 10:00 | Brunch and departure.

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