Events, 2012

The table below shows events related to weavers, especially ringing or PHOWN. In most cases anyone is welcome to take part, but do contact me if you are interested in attendinfg any event. To join ringing sessions in Cape Town (mostly Saturdays), see Ringing calendar. Many of the events are possible due to funding by Project for the Enhancement of Research Capacity (PERC, UCT).

14-21 Oct 2012, 13th Pan-African Ornithological Congress
14-21 OctArusha, TanzaniaPHOWN presentation
PHOWN workshop

Past events, 2012

23-27 Jan 2012Summer School"Citizen Science: Building an Early Warning System for Biodiversity"
Talks on ADU projects, incl SAFRING, and PHOWN
podcasts of talks
6-12 Feb 2012, Zululand to Pietermaritzburg

Young Spectacled Weaver in Zululand

Trip report
6 Feb 2012BirdLife Zululand (Richards Bay Bird club) meeting, Umhlathuze Municipal OfficesTalk on PHOWNmap to venue
7-10 Feb 2012Zululand ringingAny ringers or trainees welcome Trip report
11 Feb 2012ADU 20th anniversary in Pietermaritzburg Talks on ADU projects, incl. SAFRING, and PHOWNnews item before and after
16 Feb 2012 Launch of WRAP

Launch of WRAP
16 Feb 2012Launch of WRAPWeaver Research in Africa Project news items before and after
24-26 Feb 2012, Hopefield weekend with West Coast Bird Club

News item report
25 Feb 2012Hopefield ringing, 6-10amRinging in Sout R near R45 bridge in town  
25 Feb 2012West Coast Bird Club talks, 5pmBraai, PHOWN & SABAP2 talks at Windstone farmWindstone farm; News item
12-18 Mar 2012, Plett to Port Elizabeth

Dark-backed Weaver, Landela

Trip report
12 Mar 2012BirdLife Plettenberg Bay meetingTalk on PHOWN, Country Club, Pisang RdBLSA - BirdLife Plettenberg Bay
13-14 Mar 2012Ringing at Landela near PE
daily ringing from 13-17 Mar possible
Ringing prior to the Fitz/BLSA conferencePrevious ringing, see news item
15-16 Mar 2012Conference, Port ElizabethFrontiers in South African OrnitholgyBLSA AGM and conference
17 Mar 2012Cape Recife ringing, Port ElizabethRinging prior to the BLSA AGM Previous ringing, see news item
17 Mar 2012BLSA AGM, Port Elizabeth15h00, at Pine Lodge BLSA AGM
29 Mar - 5 Apr 2012 Ringing course, Zambia

Zambian Ornithological Society

Trip report
29 Mar - 5 Apr 2012Ringing course, ZambiaUpstream of Victoria Falls Bovu Island
Zambian Ornithological Society
30 Apr-7 May 2012, Namibia

Trip report
30 Apr-1 May 2012Namibia Bird Club 50th anniversaryPHOWN talk Namibia Bird Club
3-6 May 2012Namibian ringers get-togetherWiese farm previous ringing at Wiese
27 May - 4 June 2012 Kenya

Trip report
28-30 MayNairobi, KenyaPHOWN workshop Nairobi National Museum
2 JuneWatamuPHOWN workshop Kenya Wildlife Service
27 Sept - 6 Oct 2012 Science for Citizens open public short courses

Cancelled by UCT due to lack of participants
27 Sep - 6 Oct 2012Avian Architects: African Weaver BirdsUniversity of Cape Town Science for Citizens open public courses