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Flight For Beginners: A Bird Identification Course

Date: 2006-07-10


This course, presented by Dr. Anton and Elaine Odendal, represents an ideal opportunity for novice bird-watchers or people interested in birds to become involved in the hobby.  It is fully illustrated and has been developed to grow the self-confidence of novices to start birding, rather than overwhelm them with the technical horrors of having to work through a book to identify a bird.  A comprehensive manual and practical field outings are included.  The course is officially endorsed by BirdLife South Africa and certificates will be presented.


The course will be held at the Geelbek Environmental Education Centre in the West Coast National Park.


Costs for BirdLife members: R 250-00 per entrant. Non-members: R 300-00 (Non-members receive a year's free membership of both BirdLife SA and a BirdLife Branch of his or her choice). Rustic self-catering accommodation is available at the West Coast National Park at R60.00 per person per night.  Bring your binoculars!


Contact Charmaine on 073 199 5996 for all other details, as well as to make reservations.


This is an Honorary Rangers project and all funds raised will go towards upgrading of the Bird Hides in the West Coast National Park. Honorary Rangers are volunteers who assist SANParks achieve their aims and Mission.  We have been active in the West Coast National Park now since 2001.


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