Date changes for Mike Ford courses


The two bird identification courses to be presented by Mike Ford this year had to be rescheduled because Mike has to depart earlier on his Ethiopia trip.

The Basic Identification  Course for Beginners was moved to Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 October, and the more advanced course on Tricky Little Passerines to Tuesday 11 October.

The basic course, spread over two mornings, is designed to bring some structure to southern African bird identification to inexperienced or less confident birders. The course covers the seven main aspects of identification and is accompanied by audio-visual aids and printed notes.

The course runs from 09:00 until 12:30. The venue is the Fernkloof Hall. Please bring along your favourite bird guide and/or phone/iPad app.

The more advanced course is aimed at birders who have mastered the basics of identification, but who have still not sorted out those little brown jobs. The course will cover Cisticolas, Larks, Pipits and Warblers of South Africa.

This course runs from 09:00 until 13:00 at the Fernkloof Hall. Audio-visual support and printed notes will be provided.

For both courses, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided during the mid-morning break.

The cost is R110 per course for Club members and R125 for non-members. Please book with Peta McAdam at

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