Agulhas National Park's 20th Birthday

The Agulhas National Park is celebrating its 20th ‘birthday’ to celebrate this the Agulhas National Park and the SANParks Honorary Rangers: Agulhas Region are co-hosting a 24 Hour Birding Bash on the 06/07 September 2019 in partnership with the Agulhas Plain Birding Project. The brochure is attached herewith.

All funds raised go towards projects in the Agulhas National Park.

The online entry form is available at the link below as well as some information on the event and the competition rules:

ANP 20 Year Birthday 24 Hour Birding Bash

For more information on the Birding Bash please visit Western Cape Birding events page or the Honorary Rangers Webpage.

WBC Birding Bonanza Oct 2019

Birding Bonanza

Book your place on this exciting weekend

11-13th October 2019

Join us in Wakkerstroom for the first Birding Bonanza – a weekend with talks, practicals and something only Wakkerstroom can offer, country living at its best.

R800 per person includes a goodie bag with ‘Wakkerstroomian’ goodies, an opening dinner (entertainment and talks), early morning ringing sessions, a day with fabulous speakers, sundowner cocktails and snacks, a closing dinner (entertainment and a talk) and a free kiddies programme.

Presenters include:

Faansie Peacock, Professors Bob and Mary Scholes, Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson, Bradley Gibbons, Richard and Candice McKibbin, Ernst Retief, Steve Davis, Dr Melissa Whitecross, Rina Pretorius and Carina Coetzer

From Secretarybirds to Sungazers and everything in between.
Explore charming Wakkerstroom with our very special guest speakers.

For further information or to book your place please contact Claudine on or visit


The Pan African Ornithological Congress

The Pan African Ornithological Congress will be held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 16 – 20 November 2020. We look forward to hosting you.


Raptor Courses at Shingwedzi, Kruger National Park

Starting 14:30 Monday 11 November 2019
Ending 17:30 Wednesday 13 November 2019
Departure Thursday 14 November

Presenter: Ulrich Oberprieler

Join us for one of this raptor identification and appreciation course. The course is ‘down-to-earth’ and takes place over two-and-a-half days. Lectures will be held in an air-conditioned venue. The course includes practical activities and outings on the game drive vehicles.

Accommodation for three nights is provided in the standard 3-bed SANParks bungalows, with kitchenette, shower, and WC. Camping is an option.


Four night birding weekend at Ndumo Game Reserve

The Johannesburg Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers and BirdLife SA invite you to join us for a four night birding weekend at one of South Africa’s premier birding locations – the legendary Ndumo Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The reserve boasts no less than 490 species, including Neergard’s Sunbird, Rudd’s Apalis, Eastern Nicator, Pink-throated Twinspot, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Narina Trogon, Sooty Falcon and Pel’s Fishing-Owl to name a few.