The Beginners Guide to Birding

For birders at the beginning of their birding paths. Aldo will show you how to start birding, including equipment and resources, and how to identify birds using the example of 80 of the most common birds in South Africa.

Learn user-friendly techniques which show you how to identify any species of birds rather than learning a mass of details

I deal with the essential birding elements: birding guides, binoculars, how to identify birds and gaining confidence. You will practice how to identify birds, including the use of field guides and how to memorise birds

Aldo is one most experienced birding guides in South Africa.

The course comprises three 75-90 minute sessions as shown below:

Session 1. The foundation: Why and How, birding protocols and techniques, 15 very common birds.
Session 2. Equipment, field guides, and 32 common birds of the garden and beyond.
Session 3. Spreading your wings: bird calls, habitats, 8 difficult groups: swifts, swallows, pipits, larks, plovers, sandpipers, raptors and cisticolas.

We will send the course material as pdfs at the end of the course to allow for review. If you miss a session, you can view a recording, which is available for 6 days after each session.

Aldo offers an interactive and relaxed experience in small groups to support learning.

Course Calendar

Session 1: Monday, 25 July 2022 at 19:00
Session 2: Wednesday, 27 July 2022 at 19:00
Session 3: Thursday, 28 July 2022 at 19:00
Course Price

1 pensioner for all 3 sessions, 1 person for all 3 sessions, 2 or more pensioners for all 3 sessions, 2 or more people for all 3 sessions

Course Price

1 person for all 3 sessions, 2 or more people for all 3 sessions, 1 pensioner for all 3 sessions, 2 or more pensioners for all 3 sessions

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