Courses & Lectures

Larks of Southern Africa

The larks belong to this frustrating bird group called the LBJs – the Little Brown Jobs. Join me on an exclusive weekend to make sense of this fascinating diversity of species. You will soon realise that larks are not as difficult to identify as they are made out to be, especially when using my exclusive key booklet.

When: 20 – 22 March 2015.
Times: Friday 17h00 to Sunday 14h00.
Where: Kasteelkop Guest Farm, Frankfort, Free State.
This is approximately 170 km from Johannesburg or 230 km from Pretoria.
What: The weekend will include ± 9 hours of lectures as well as practical outings.
Attendance: Limited to 10 people.
Catering: Anna will treat you with delicious meals.
Fee: R 2 900 per person sharing, including lectures, birding walks, accommodation and meals.
Further info and Bookings:  Please email me.

I lecture on birds, mammals and ecology in the following year-long nature appreciation courses.

Please contact the organisers directly for details.
• Africa Nature Training (ANT) :
• Bushveld Mosaic:
• Bushveld Training Adventures (BTA) :
• Bushveld Experience, Skills &Training (BEST) :


Course on Swallows, Martins & Swifts at the Mountain Zebra National Park

February 2013:

This was the third weekend course that I have facilitated at the Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock in the Eastern Cape. The feedback from the 34 participants was fantastic. They enjoyed the course and the beautiful park. My thanks to the SANParks Honorary Rangers for organising this course. Next year’s course has already been decided on - waders! Please see the details on the Calender.

Ulrich, it was so nice meeting you and Anna. EVERYONE enjoyed your course and presentation style immensely.
Leonie Fouche, Graaff-Reinet Bird Club

Course on LBJs in Bloemfontein – BirdLife Free State

May 2013:

My thanks to Louise Coetzee and team of BirdLife Free State for organising this course. The Little Brown Jobs are a difficult group of birds but participants now have a better understanding of how to identify them by using my guide booklets - especially compiled for this course.

I have attended previous LBJ courses, but this was the clearest and best
Sandra Bishop

Most informative LBJ course I have ever attended!
J Lieffrig

A wonderful opportunity. For the first time I can make sense of the LBJs.
Pierre de Villiers

Course for Intermediate Birders

September 2014 English course / Oktober 2014 Afrikaanse kursus

BirdLife Northern Gauteng
These courses, facilitated by BirdLife Northern Gauteng, were attended by almost one hundred enthusiastic birders. I discussed a number of bird groups which most birders struggle with: the coucals, the firefinches, the chats, the bush-shrikes, the barred hawks and others. In addition, I also gave some hints on how to bird more effectively, while Ernst Retief discussed BirdLife’s conservation and monitoring projects. Happy birding!

Most informative and a very relaxed presentation style!
Susan Wright

Baie dankie, dit was great!
Pieter Heslinga

WOW – Thank you. The pace was perfect for taking it all in!
Natalie Finlayson

Ulrich is ‘n uitstekende aanbieder. Geen vervelige oomblik!
Sanette Heymans