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Birding in Himeville and Underberg

75 Common Local Birds!

This is a one-off customised birding course for the Himeville/Underberg district, using online sessions and a field outing. It is for both novice and new birders; the course sets a platform for a lifelong enjoyment of birds. 


It is a 3 session online course, each session 90 mins and carried out via Zoom. There is a Saturday field session. Booking into 24 June on the booking page books you onto the whole course and field event.


The course is run by Aldo Berruti, a very experienced and online birding coach. This is an unique offering in South Africa. You will find out how to become a birder by learning the techniques which allow you to easily identify any bird. Aldo will show you ways to adapt birding to your own personal needs. The course is not just rote-learning the characters of 75 common birds. We use many techniques to engage and hold your interest during each session. 


It will be a chance to meet other birders in this area. Any queries - contact me on or 072 545 1753.


If you have not used Zoom before, we can help to enable you – it is simple. Please pass this on to someone else who would benefit from this.

Course Price

R350 (for all 3 sessions) for one person, R425 for 2 or more on one device which includes an optional free membership of BirdLife Sani for one year


Course Calendar

Session 1: Monday, 24 June 2024 at 19:00

Session 2: Wednesday, 26 June 2024 at 19:00

Session 3: Thursday, 27 June 2024 at 19:00 

Field outing: Saturday, 29 June 2024. Meet at the Himeville Arms

at 08.00 - the outing will be vehicle-based.


Please use the Calendly link above to book into Session 1 of the course, which means you are booked into the entire course! You will receive a confirmation email with payment details.

The course comprises three 75-90 minute sessions as shown below:

Session 1. The foundation: Why, how and basics of bird identification. Resources and 20 birds.

Session 2. More skills, binoculars, seeing and 28 birds.

Session 3. Vocals, AI and 27 birds.

The course includes detailed presentations, links to recordings of each session which are available for 7 days, and permanent low-res pdfs at the end of the course for reference. 

I offer an interactive and relaxed experience in small groups to support learning.

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