Before You Go Birding

Posted on Tue May 14, 2013 in Birding in Vaal Marina.

A prepared birder is a safe one. Before you leave to go birding, even in a familiar area, remember to…
Check local weather conditions and forecasts, including how recent weather may have affected conditions where you plan to be birding, such as rising rivers or extra snowfall.
Prepare your field back with all the necessary items, including identification, emergency cash and medications you need to take regularly.
Study local maps and landmarks so you are familiar with the area even if you cannot find street signs or other obvious directions.
Choose the appropriate clothing for your birding, including good quality shoes or hiking boots and layers for different weather conditions.
Tell someone where you plan to go birding and when you plan to be back so they can take notice if you aren’t back in good time.
*The Vaal Nest Boutique Hotel at the Vaal Dam in the quaint town of Vaal Marina in the Vereeniging/Midvaal area offers luxurious accommodation with a 4 star rating. Just about an hours drive from Johannesburg it is a perfect weekend getaway in one of the scenic sites of Gauteng.
Our Address: 587 Kob Street, Vaal Marina, Gauteng – South Africa
Our ContactI nfo: Email: info@vaalnest.co.za Tel: 016 372 1075 Fax: 016 372 1044