Vernon Head on Wednesday

Vernon Head, award-winning architect, past president of BirdLife South Africa and well-travelled birder, will be the speaker at our monthly meeting on Wednesday 19 August.

His presentation will be about one of his most amazing travel experiences – to the Plains of Nechisar in Ethiopia in 2012. The group of four birders went in search of a mysterious bird of which only a wing had been found 22 years earlier. The discovery of the wing baffled the world of science. It was like nothing that ornithologists had ever seen before.

Vernon wrote the book “The Search for the rarest bird in the world”, based on this expedition with Ian Sinclair and two others.

The meeting, in the Fernkloof Reserve Hall, begins at 18:00. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available in the kitchen afterwards. Visitors are welcome.

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