|Bird Identification Workshop -
Our NEW Bird Identification Workshop for 2017 has been developed for birders
who wish to take their bird knowledge and identification skills to
the next level.
Building on the
success of VARC’s present, highly popular workshop we have added
four (4) further field trips to be held on the following four subsequent
weekends. These field trips will be led by
Yousif Attia and Jason
Jones, two locally recognized bird ID experts who will help
participants build on the skills they have learned during the
initial weekend course.
The workshop is
designed for beginner and intermediate birders who may wish to
participate in citizen science programs like the
North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) or who just want to take their bird
knowledge and identification skills to the next level and with
Yousif and Jason to lead ongoing field trips, identification of the
more challenging groups such as shorebirds, raptors and gulls will also be
The course covers
groups, topography, field marks, song, habitat, molt, ageing and
more and includes a guided field session to the Colony Farm banding
station. Although developed for beginner and intermediate birders
the ornithological aspects of the course and ongoing field trips
will benefit even the most experienced birders and the workshop is
invaluable for birders traveling overseas.
course is structured over 2 days and consists of
nine classroom sessions and one field trip. The classroom sessions
cover many aspects of avian evolution, adaptation, morphology,
taxonomy, identification, migration, and behaviour making it ideal
for beginner and expert alike.
The field excursions extension consists of four customized group
field trips to hone the skills acquired during the workshop.
But most of all the workshop is designed to be a fun and interesting
experience and a way to take your birding skills to the next level.
All course material is provided. Space is limited, so please be sure
to book early!
Things to bring and things to wear!
- Warm clothing and footwear for
the field sessions
- Binoculars / Scopes
- Water / snacks for field
For location, full
course schedule and dates – click here
To register for the workshop please complete and submit the