13 – 15 February 2015: Woodland Bird Census – Nylsvley Nature Reserve

Friends of Nylsvley This will be the 16th annual census! If you would like to use your bird identification skills to contribute to avian monitoring and science, this is your opportunity. As the census has been running for so many years, interesting trends are becoming apparent. It will be a worthwhile and enjoyable weekend. I will participate in this event. In addition, I will clarify the...
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29 – 30 November 2014: Weekend tour to Nylsvley Nature Reserve

Ulrich Ecoventures The weekend at Nylsvley Nature Reserve was a great success. Although the Nyl River and its floodplain were fairly dry, birding at Vogelfontein was extremely good. Highlights were a juvenile ‘ringtail’ harrier (probably Montagu’s Harrier) and an African Pipit nest which I nearly stepped on. Nylsvley’s bushveld and woodland never disappoint. White-throated Robin-Chats displayed...
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14 – 16 November 2014: Sasol Big Birding Weekend – Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi

SANParks Honorary Rangers I assisted the Honorary Rangers of Marakele National Park to clarify the weekend's procedure and verify the bird records for the weekend.   My thanks to Piet and Margaret Coetzer and the team of Honorary Rangers for making this weekend such a success....
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13 – 14 September 2014: English / 11 – 12 Oktober 2014: Afrikaanse kursus

Course for Intermediate Birders BirdLife Northern Gauteng These courses were facilitated by BirdLife Northern Gauteng. Please see the Courses & Lectures page for feedback....
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19 August 2014: Lecture on Raptors

East Rand Bird Club, Benoni I was invited to lecture on raptors during the monthly evening meeting of the East Rand Bird Club in Benoni. The enthusiastic feedback gave evidence that everyone enjoyed my “It’s NOT a Kingfisher” presentation. Thank you, Henriëtte and Willem, for arranging this....
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15 – 17 August 2014: Touch-the-Earth – Pilanesberg National Park

Touch-the-Earth Wilderness Trails This unique organisation runs fascinating trails in Pilanesberg. The eight of us enjoyed the weekend tremendously. Warren, Johan and Mark are outstanding guides while Robbie impressed us with his cooking skills on the camp fire. I have joined forces with Touch-the-Earth to conduct unique birding and wilderness weekends in Pilanesberg in future. Please see the...
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