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Birding in the Bush Course

Broaden and enrich your knowledge and skills in the fascinating world of birds

At a glance

Whether you are a ‘twitcher’ or just keen to learn more about birds, this course with EcoTraining will broaden your understanding and knowledge. The course is caters for those who wish to learn the basics of bird identification or improve their existing identification skills. There are some workshops, however it is very much practical courses with hours spend out in the field learning how to successfully identify birds by both sight and sound. We are confident that any person attending the course will leave us more enriched and with greater confidence in being able to pass on the wonders and beauty of African birdlife.

  • Location

    South Africa

  • Next start date

    10 April 2017

  • Duration

    6 nights/7 days

  • Online or on location?

    On location

  • Prerequisites

    Each course participant will require their own binoculars

  • Who is this for?

    Keen bird lovers

  • Cost

    Prices start from US$1000 including tented accommodation and all meals


  • Birding

  • Ecology

  • Wildlife

  • Tracking

Upcoming course dates

10 April 2017

24 September 2017

6 October 2017

8 November 2017

29 November 2017

Want to discuss this course and ask questions? Enquire now, and we’ll call you back.

Africa offers an abundance of birds across the many different ecosystems. This course has been designed to broaden and enrich your knowledge and skills by educating you about the fascinating world of birds. The course price includes accommodation in fully equipped two person tents with bedding, all meals and professionally trained guides.


Individuals will gain the ability to recognise bird calls and distinguish between different bird types.  This course will allow you to improve your knowledge around bird behaviours and become familiar with bird habitats.


This course will focus on broadening your understanding on birds and providing you with unique knowledge about different birds including:
Anatomy and Physiology
Habitats & Environments
Bird Identification
Bird Behaviour

Charismatic species

During your course, you should encounter some (or if you’re lucky, all) of these fine animals. Sightings aren’t guaranteed of course, but you never know!


Forest Kingfisher

Fishing Owl

African Fish Eagle

Martial Eagle

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