Sasol Bird Fair at the Johannesburg Zoo on 25 and 26 May

Posted on Sat April 20, 2013 in Birding in Vaal Marina.

Vaalnest Boutique Hotel at Vaal Marina, Vaal Dam is a birder friendly hotel and we have a good relationship with BirdLife South Africa.

We’re looking forward to the Sasol Bird Fair at the Johannesburg Zoo on 25 and 26 May, a weekend of exhibitors, lectures, courses and more. for details.

This year’s theme is Conserving our Wetlands. BirdLife South Africa’s Bird of the Year for 2013 is the White-winged Flufftail, a wetland specialist. Both days of the fair are packed with lectures on topical subjects, as well as workshops, courses, guided walks and activities for children.  A wide variety of exhibitors will be displaying their wares on the Centenary Lawn and items such as binoculars, camera equipment, bird books and bird feeders will be for sale.

The Sasol Bird Fair is the ideal event at which to improve your knowledge of birds and learn more about some of the measures being taken to conserve our country’s birdlife.  On both days, free talks on a variety of topics around wetland and grassland bird species will be presented in a marquee on the Centenary Lawn, on a first-come, first-served basis.  However, you will need to book for the bird photography workshops and beginner bird identification courses and a small fee will be charged.

Sasol and Birds

Sasol aims to foster enthusiasm for the preservation of our country’s birds and has committed itself to sponsoring a number of bird projects. These include the Sasol Bird Fair, the popular Sasol Birds of southern Africa field guide, bird hides and birding weekends.

For more information, please contact Nikki McCartney on 083 636 1060 or