The 2019 African Bird Fair will take place over the weekend of 14 & 15 September at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort.

What’s on

Photography Workshops presented by Albert Froneman: 25 tips to take better bird photographs
Improve your bird photography with tips from professional bird photographer Albert Froneman – the workshop will include advice on equipment, settings for bird photography, how best to use the equipment you have, field techniques and settings for different situations as well as some pointers for processing images to make them look great.

The workshops will be held in the Strelitzia Hall and will be from 13h00-15h00 on both Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September.

Cost: R150 per person

Please feel free to bring along a notepad and pen, and although not required, cameras can be brought along to check the settings during the workshop.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Bookings close on Monday 9 September.
Please contact Emma Askes to make a booking.

Guided Walks
The meeting point will be clearly indicated with a “Meet here for Guided Walks” sign.

Saturday 14 September
08h30-09h30: Advanced Birding Walk
10h00-10h45: Kiddies Birding Walk with Faansie Peacock
10h30-11h15: Beginners Birding Walk
15h30-16h30: Advanced Birding Walk

Sunday 15 September
08h30-09h30: Advanced Birding Walk
10h00-10h45: Kiddies Birding Walk with Faansie Peacock
10h30-11h15: Beginners Birding Walk
11h30-12h30: Creepy Crawly Walk with Jonathan Leeming (by booking only, minimum age requirement of 12 years of age)*
15h30-16h30: Advanced Birding Walk

*Please note: The walk with Jonathan Leeming is by booking only. Age restrictions apply as specified above. Please contact Emma Askes to make a booking. Bookings close on Monday 9 September.

Presentations

Saturday 14 September
08h00-08h45: An increasing trend in a world of decline: the story of southern Africa’s Honey Buzzards by Caroline Howes-Whitecross
09h00-09h45: Bite Me! Why changing our values and beliefs is so important for building the future! by Jonathan Leeming
10h00-10h45: Birding Africa: getting the most out of birding in the region by Michael Mills
11h00-11h45: The small is BIG Waxi the Hero Puppet Show
12h00-12h45: Birding with new ears by Faansie Peacock
13h00-13h45: Future of BirdLasser: What do you want to see in the app? by Henk Nel
14h00-14h45: Bird of the Year 2019 – Secretarybird by Melissa Howes-Whitecross
15h00-15h45: The small is BIG Waxi the Hero Puppet Show
16h00-16h45: Discussion Panel – Where to bird in Africa?

Sunday 15 September
08h00-08h45: Birds and Bird Conservation in Angola: all you need to know by Michael Mills
09h00-09h45: Bird of the Year 2019 – Secretarybird by Melissa Howes-Whitecross
10h00-10h45: Birding Uganda, the Pearl of Africa by Johnnie Kamugisha
11h00-11h45: The small is BIG Waxi the Hero Puppet Show
12h00-12h45: Birding with new ears by Faansie Peacock
13h00-13h45: Untamed Namibia by John Kinghorn
14h00-14h45: Birding Malawi – an overlooked birding hotspot by Dylan Vasapolli
15h00-15h45: Deadly Innovation: the solutions to the challenges of our time are right in front of us! All we have to do is recognise them by Jonathan Leeming
16h00-16h45: Discussion Panel – All you need to know about optics

For more information please contact Emma Askes