Bird Courses

Birding with Aldo – Join us for an online course!

Beginner, Kruger & Raptor Bird Courses Available

​Aldo is one of South Africa’s top birding teacher/guides.

 

Throughout his life, he has introduced many people into user-friendly birding.

The new set of online courses is a new lockdown-inspired experience that will add value to your life forever.

Join the small personalized interactive groups!

The courses includes detailed presentations and course material that is prepared and sent to you afterward that will aid you in your birding.

The ‘classrooms’ will be small to enable you to get some one-on-one time and we will open up opportunities for follow-up support from Aldo.

Beginner Course

Birding is difficult for beginners and the Beginner Course will enable and empower you to experience birding as a rewarding and fun process forever.

 

Learn techniques and processes which take the mystery out of birding.

 

Course Price:

-R350 for a single person

-R500 for a couple
-R300 for pensioners

The course is structured over 4 x 75-90 Minute Sessions and will highlight the topics below:

Session 1. WHY and HOW to watch birds
Session 2. The first birds - into the Garden
Session 3. Beyond Your Garden
Session 4. Some more difficult birds

Times:

Session 1: Saturday, 21 November at 11:00
Session 2: Monday, 23 November at 11:00
Session 3: Wednesday, 25 November  at 11:00
Session 4: Friday, 27 November at 11:00

Session 1: Saturday, 21 November at 19:00
Session 2: Monday, 23 November at 19:00
Session 3: Wednesday, 25 November  at 19:00
Session 4: Friday, 27 November at 19:00

Session 1: Saturday, 5 December at 11:00
Session 2: Monday, 7 December at 11:00
Session 3: Wednesday, 9 December  at 11:00
Session 4: Friday, 11 December at 11:00

Session 1: Saturday, 5 December at 19:00
Session 2: Monday, 7 December at 19:00
Session 3: Wednesday, 9 December  at 19:00
Session 4: Friday, 11 December at 19:00

Kruger Bird Course

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The Kruger with Aldo course provides a unique path to adding value and reward to your next Kruger Park trip.

The course is suitable for beginners and intermediate birders, introducing more than 80 of the most common birds which can present identification challenges.

Course costs:

-R550 for a single person

-R700 for a couple
-R400 for pensioners

The course is structured over 3 x 75 Minute Sessions and will highlight the topics below:

Session 1. Birds of woodlands and savannas
Session 2. Birds of the camps and bird hides
Session 3. Birds of thickets and riverine

Times:

Session 1: Monday, 30 November at 19:00
Session 2: Wednesday, 2 December  at 19:00
Session 3: Friday, 4 December at 19:00

Raptor Bird Course

Raptors are difficult and the typical birding course is a series of species images and ID characters – that can drain the joy out of birding!

Our course emphasizes process against detail; principles versus individual species.

We continue with the successful 2 step identification protocols used in our previous courses. Combined with comparative work, games and self-identification exercises – repetitive to embed memory – what once seemed a daunting task, turns into an enjoyable session of learning.

Course costs:

-R550 for a single person

-R700 for a couple
-R400 for pensioners

The course is structured over 3 x 90 Minute Sessions and will highlight the topics below:

Session 1. Principles of raptor id – falcons & kestrels
Session 2. Vultures and eagles
Session 3. Buzzards, Goshawks, Harriers and all

Times:

Session 1: Monday, 30 November at 11:00
Session 2: Wednesday, 2 December  at 11:00
Session 3: Friday, 4 December at 11:00

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