Adventure Birding weekend – Programme

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PROGRAM

17 November 2012

Birding Activities ( 7:00 – 7:30 )

People will gather at Induna Adventures at 6:45
Briefing on birding activities will take place between 7:00 and 7:30

Birding Activities start at 7:30

The day will consist of a morning birding session starting at 7:30 until 11:00.

No more sightings may be added after 11:00.

Price giving will be done at 11:30-12:00.
Prices will also be handed out for the following:
1. Most different raptor species identified.
2. Most different king fisher species identified.
3. For identifying all the unique species to the area on the list.
4. Most birds identified
5. Best photo. ( If pictures are taken).

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Rules and Regulations

Teams:

  • Teams must be no less than 2 and not more than 4 members.
  • Team members must stick together in the chosen activity.

Sightings:

  • Birds can be ticked off on the provided birding list when at least 2 members of the team have identified the bird by sound or sight.
  • Birding starts at  7:30 AM and no more sightings can be ticked off on the birding list after 11:00AM.
  • At 11:00 AM each team will have to hand their birding list at the registration tent. Any birding list received after 11:00 will not qualify for prizes.

Pictures:

  • Teams taking pictures of their sightings, can submit their best picture for a chance to win a prize at 11:20.

Safety:

  • Safety comes first, so with all activities we have safety measures to adhere to:
  • Quad Bike birding:
    • Teams will be briefed on how to drive a quad bike by qualified quad guide.
    • He will asses on a practice round if all members are competent for driving, if not they will have to go as a passenger.
    • Each person will HAVE to wear a helmet that Induna Adventures supplies.
    • Have to obey instructions of guide else your trip end.
  • River Birding:
    • Teams will be briefed on how to paddle the 2 man inflatable rafts by Qualified River Guide.
    • Boats can handle the weight of ten people but are made for 2 per boat.
    • Each person will have to wear a helmet and lifejacket supplied by Induna Adventures
    • Equipment that you do not want to get wet can be placed in the dry barrels that we take on the trip. (most likely will only be used at some rapids also use a binocular strap so that your binoculars stay dry and away from the ground).
  • Transfer birding:
    • All trips will have a first aider to accompany them.
    • Stick to the allocated time given at each Birding venue so you are not left behind
  • Mountain Birding on a Bike:
    • No helmet no ride.
  • Birding on foot:
    • Stay close marked hiking trails (MATUMI AND SABAAN).

All teams that want a birding enthusiast (Guide) to accompany them will have to register their teams before the 17th of November 2012. Failing to register before the stipulated date will mean you will only be able to do:

  • Unguided Birding on foot
  • Unguided Mountain biking

Unique Birding list

Alpha sort

Sasol Page No

Roberts 6 Sort

Alphabetical Name

Full Name

Scientific Name

37

260

445

Bee-eater, Swallow-tailed Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus

51

374

736

Boubou, Southern Southern Boubou Laniarius ferrugineus

65

376

747

Bush-Shrike, Gorgeous Gorgeous Bush-Shrike Chlorophoneus viridis

156

300

540

Cuckooshrike, Grey Grey Cuckooshrike Coracina caesia

175

76

115

Duck, Comb Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos

219

146

229

Finfoot, African African Finfoot Podica senegalensis

295

106

169

Hawk, African Harrier- African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus

316

270

475

Honeyguide, Scaly-throated Scaly-throated Honeyguide Indicator variegatus

323

264

455

Hornbill, Trumpeter Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator

341

254

432

Kingfisher, African Pygmy- African Pygmy-Kingfisher Ispidina picta

345

254

430

Kingfisher, Half-collared Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata

366

168

255

Lapwing, Crowned Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus

738

274

470

Tinkerbird, Yellow-fronted Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird Pogoniulus chrysoconus

745

252

427

Trogon, Narina Narina Trogon Apaloderma narina

753

418

835

Twinspot, Green Green Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula

769

362

712

Wagtail, Mountain Mountain Wagtail Motacilla clara

836

278

483

Woodpecker, Golden-tailed Golden-tailed Woodpecker Campethera abingoni

 

 

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