Birding in the Bush

Birding as a hobby has grown tremendously in popularity in the past decade, and these days visitors to the African wilderness areas want to do more than simply spot large game. Owing to this development on the ecotourism front, we have developed our seven-day Birding in the Bush course. 

“I loved the course, very professional and never a dull moment.”
Larry Wigoder – October 2014

Why do the course?

You don’t have to be a “twitcher” to attend. The course caters to those who wish to learn the basics of bird identification or improve their existing identification skills. Although there are some lectures, it is very much a practical course, with hours spent out in the field to learn how to successfully identify birds by sight and sound. 

We are confident that any person attending our course will leave us enriched, and with greater confidence in being able to pass on the wonders and beauty of South African birdlife to family, friends or clients.


  • Evolution
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Habitats and environments
  • Bird identification
  • Bird behaviour
  • Ethics



2017 R8 500

2018 R9 150


2017 R12 500

2018 R13 500

Our winning formula

You will be based a camp in prime wildlife areas, and partake in wilderness walks or game drives twice a day. No other training provider can match the pristine environment in which we train the frequency of practical activities we offer

You could walk away with

All course participants receive an EcoTraining certificate of participation.

Course dates

24 September- 30 September 2017 (Makuleke)

20 February-26 February 2018 (Makuleke)

17 September-23 September 2018 (Makuleke)

29 November-5 December 2018 (Selati)

The endangered ground hornbill

The endangered ground hornbill