Club’s first speaker of 2017 is a Peacock

Hermanus Bird Club

Faansie Peacock likes to describe himself as a professional birder. He is one of Southern Africa’s best known birders and most talented bird artists. And Peacock is his real name.

faansie-peacock Faansie Peacock (image from his website)

Faansie will be the Club’s first speaker of the new year, doing a presentation on “The weird and wondrous world of waders” at the first monthly meeting, on Wednesday 18 January.

He should know a thing or two about waders. His latest bird book, “Chamberlain’s waders – The definitive guide to Southern Africa’s shorebirds” – came off the printing press in December.

That follows on his “Chamberlain’s LBJs – The definitive guide to Southern Africa’s Little Brown Jobs”, a must-have for anyone struggling to identify any of these birds that make up almost a quarter of Southern Africa’s bird species.

Faansie painted all the illustrations for both books.

The meeting, in the Fernkloof Reserve Hall, begins at 19:00…

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