BirdLife South Africa hosted the annual Owl Awards on 6 October at Beechwood Gardens, Johannesburg. We would like to congratulate the award recipients, who were all very deserving of an award for their outstanding contributions to the conservation of our country's birds and their habitats. Front row, from left to right: James Wade Lee (Owlet), Peter Lawson (Owl), Gail Giordani on behalf of Zeiss South Africa (Eagle-Owl), Megan Slabbert on behalf of GardenShop (Owl), Leslie Hoy on behalf of Rand Water (Owl). Back row, from left to right: Helen Biram on behalf of Ines Cooke (Owl), Henk Nel on behalf of BirdLasser (Owl), Marion Mengell (Owl), Con Roux on behalf of N3TC (Owl), Lloyd Edwards (Owl), Jonathan Haw (Eagle-Owl), Will Harris on behalf of BirdLasser (Owl). Kevin Shaw was unfortunately unable to attend to receive his Owl Award.