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Begin Birding - And Reap Lifelong Rewards

Teacher: Aldo Berruti
Cost: 2 days accommodation + R300 surcharge
Dates: Friday 04 November 2022 - Sunday 06 November 2022

aldo berrutiBirding is entrancing and fulfilling, but it is challenging. Enhance your everyday life with this birding course which demonstrates protocols, processes and empowerment, rather than trying to cram in the key characters of a plethora of species. Experience how to use your binoculars, field guides and apps, how to see and remember birds, using interactive presentations and field outings. The ambience is supportive and encouraging as we begin birding with multiple rewards. Bring binoculars, a bird guide or app, walking shoes and sun gear. The weekend includes periods of meditation and personal time.

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Aldo Berruti began birding as a young boy, an interest which evolved into a career in ornithology, attaining a MSc and PhD in ornithology. After twenty years as a publishing scientist, including work on albatrosses at sub-Antarctic Marion Island, waterbirds at sub-tropical Lake St Lucia and the coastal seabirds of the Western Cape, Aldo became the first Director of BirdLife South Africa in 1996. He currently lives in Underberg with his wife Sharron, where his guiding business focussed on the iconic Sani Pass. He turned to running on-line birding courses (Birding with Aldo) as COVID shut down tourism. He retains his amateur enthusiasm for birds fifty five years after beginning, and loves sharing birds with people.