The closing date for registration for the Sasol/Addo Birding Weekend is 27 August 2012. The Birding Weekend will take place at Addo Elephant National Park from 19 – 21 October 2012.
The weekend of birding will offer a wonderful opportunity to experience the diverse biomes of Addo Elephant National Park and the chance to spot over 200 bird species.
Organised by the SANParks Honorary Rangers at Addo, participants will have a choice of taking part in different excursions. Birders will join groups birding in different areas of the ecologically diverse Addo Elephant National Park. Excursions include a trip through the Nyathi area of the Park while another group will lazily float up the Sundays River on a ferry spotting darters and different species of kingfishers. Other groups will depart for Kabouga section of the park, which is situated close to Kirkwood for the chance to walk on the ‘wild side’ or take a ride through Addo game viewing area and see parts of Addo that are not open to the general public.
The weekend starts on Friday evening with a get-together and ends with a venison potjie on Saturday evening. A variety of accommodation has been pre-booked by the Honorary Rangers in Addo Elephant National Park and bookings should be done well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Sasol has provided sponsorship for logistics and lucky draw prizes with Stretton’s Gin and Glendower Whisky being the other main sponsors. RiverBend Lodge as always will assist with night drives in the Nyathi section on Friday evening. Funds raised by the Honorary Rangers birding weekend will go towards funding conservation support work within Addo.
For more information, contact Nicky Bosman, 082 336 4471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration forms and information are available at http://www.sanparksvolunteers.org/addo-region