■ Dr Anton Odendal will host the Flight for Birders course in Stellenbosch on Friday September 15 and Saturday September16, at the NG Church, Stellenbosch-West. Emphasis is placed on the growth of birding tourism, and people working in the tourism and conservation industries are encouraged to participate. Most sections of the course have been adapted to address local and regional issues. The cost is R550, including notes. Visit www.westerncapebirding.co.za for details, and register with Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 455 8402.