Faansie Peacock likes to describe himself as a professional birder. He is one of Southern Africa’s best known birders and most talented bird artists. And Peacock is his real name.
Faansie will be the Club’s first speaker of the new year, doing a presentation on “The weird and wondrous world of waders” at the first monthly meeting, on Wednesday 18 January.
He should know a thing or two about waders. His latest bird book, “Chamberlain’s waders – The definitive guide to Southern Africa’s shorebirds” – came off the printing press in December.
That follows on his “Chamberlain’s LBJs – The definitive guide to Southern Africa’s Little Brown Jobs”, a must-have for anyone struggling to identify any of these birds that make up almost a quarter of Southern Africa’s bird species.
Faansie painted all the illustrations for both books.
The meeting, in the Fernkloof Reserve Hall, begins at 19:00. Liquid refreshments will be available from 18:00.