HBC January – February 2023 Birding Challenge.

Hermanus Bird Club

Ronnie Hazel was, as usual, very proactive in organising an exciting summer challenge for members to identify and list as many birds as they could in our Overstrand area. The response was somewhat underwhelming with only 8 members submitting their lists, but those who took part did so with much enthusiasm and a sense of fun.

Our Chairman, Ed Meyer, wrote:

We had only 8 participants( some with their partners), although I believe a lot more started , but did not bother to submit their results. Those who did submit results identified 220 species in the 2 months of this first Challenge for 2023, which was pretty good.

We should try to emphasise the fun & motivation of having a goal to one’s birding. As we know, it is not necessarily about winning, but rather to have your own goal in the number of species you have been able to…

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