Friday, November 29, 2019 11:01 pm - Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:59 pm
South Africa,

BirdLife South Africa’s 35th Birding Big Day (BBD) will take place on Saturday 30 November 2019. Below is the information one needs to participate (please read the instructions carefully).

Open Category
The rules for this category are:

  • The maximum area that can be visited is an area within a radius of 50 km.
  • Record all the bird species seen or heard during a 24-hour period from midnight on Friday 29 November to midnight on Saturday 30 November 2019.
  • Teams can consist of a maximum of four members.
  • Only free-flying birds may be recorded (i.e. no caged birds).
  • The majority (for example 2 out of three or 3 out of four) of the team members have to agree on a call or sighting.
  • Teams are requested to limit the use of callback to attract birds to an absolute minimum (preferably avoiding using callback at all). This is especially true when birding in a nature reserve or national park or targeting threatened bird species.

Community Category
The rules for this category are:

  • This category caters for large groups, such as bird clubs, who want to enjoy the day birding together. There is no limit to the number of team members.
  • A team leader must be selected who will be the main contact person.
  • The maximum area that can be visited is an area within a radius of 50 km.
  • Record all the bird species seen or heard during a 24-hour period from midnight on Friday 29 November to midnight on Saturday 30 November 2019.
  • Only free-flying birds may be recorded (i.e. no caged birds).
  • Teams are requested to limit the use of callback to attract birds to an absolute minimum (preferably avoiding using callback at all). This is especially true when birding in a nature reserve or national park or targeting threatened bird species.

Registration for Birding Big Day

You need to register for Birding Big Day before the event by completing the online form. There is no entry fee, but a minimum donation of R300 is required to qualify for a BirdLife South Africa Birding Big Day 2019 cloth badge. Please note that only four cloth badges will be produced per team of four members. For teams with more than four members an additional R45 will need to be paid per team member.

 

Birding Big Day 2019 Entry Form:

https://www.birdlife.org.za/support-us/events/birding-big-day-2019/birding-big-day-2019- entry-form/

 

More details here: https://www.birdlife.org.za/support-us/events/birding-big-day-2019/

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