Help turn village fair into big regional event

The process to turn the Stanford Bird Fair into a much bigger regional event – the Walker Bay Bird Fair – has reached the stage where volunteers are called on to help with the preparations.

Hermanus Bird Club and Stanford Bird Club are working together to have the first Walker Bay Bird Fair on the Stanford Village Green in February 2015.

Other partners are Dyer Island Conservation Trust, Overberg Lowland Conservation Trust and Grootbos Foundation.

Stretton’s and De Hoop Collection, who supported the village fair, will continue supporting the regional event. The organisers are in final discussions with other prominent organisations.

A great coup is that Tim Appleton MBE, co-founder of the British Bird Fair, and Steve Rook, another prominent UK birder and international tour operator, have accepted invitations to the Walker Bay Bird Fair.

The aim of the event is to create greater awareness of the Walker Bay area as a birding destination, to improve environmental awareness and conservation, and to boost tourism to the region.

Volunteers can contact any committee member of Hermanus Bird Club. For contact details click on the “Contact us” link above.