BirdLife South Africa’s first ever Virtual African Bird Fair has come and gone. It was a tremendous success; in fact, way beyond our expectations! As it was fairly unchartered waters for a conservation NGO, we have learnt a lot and the next Virtual African Bird Fair will be even bigger and better. We would not have managed to pull the Bird Fair off without the superb assistance of Participate Technologies and the hard work of our team, especially Julie Bayley, Andrew de Blocq, Melissa Howes-Whitecross and Tanya Caldwell. We are immensely grateful to our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, auction item donors and, of course, to the many people who attended the Bird Fair. The good news is that, with the success of the Bird Fair, we generated some funding for BirdLife South Africa and its important conservation work.
It is still possible to at view the talks and visit the exhibition booths at https://eventmobi.com/birdlife/ until 31 December.
Peter Harrison’s incredible talk on albatrosses is no longer available for viewing, but we are going to consider, following discussion with Peter, showing his presentation again in 2021 (perhaps as a teaser for what to expect during our January 2022 Flock to Marion voyage).