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Waders with Aldo: 52 Southern African waders

Let’s crack the waders together!

To book, click the high-lighted date on the calendar below, and you will receive a confirmation letter with payment details.


This 2-session course familiarises you with the 52 species of waders you are most likely to encounter in Southern Africa. It includes sandpipers, snipes, plovers, lapwings, oystercathers, stilt, avocet, coursers and thick-knees. All resident species and regular migrants to southern Africa are included. Also included are the most frequently recorded rarities compared to similar common species.


Waders with Aldo uses the protocols and techniques established in other Birding with Aldo courses: 2 step-approach using GISS (jizz); Top Bottom and Middle and with a new technique for remembering flight patterns. The course is interactive: we use polls, chat room and discussion in comparative and repetitive presentations to embed species characters.


The course comprises two 75–90-minute sessions (Monday and Wednesday). You will receive recording links valid for six days after each session, and if you miss a session, you can view this recording. You receive low-res pdfs of the sessions as permanent  reference material.


Session 1: Introduction, techniques, plovers, lapwings, thick-knees, oystercatchers, avocet, stilt and pratincoles

Session 2: Sandpipers, snipes and coursers


Course price: The cost for both sessions is R250 for one person and R350 for 2 or more. For pensioners the cost is R200 for one person and R300 for 2 or more.


​Course Calendar

Session 1: Monday, 18 September 2023 at 19:00 

Session 2: Wednesday, 20 September 2023 at 19:00 


We would love for you to be joined by your friends and family, so join us!

Please use the high-lighted date on the calendar on the right to book into of this course!

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