RFCG participates in its first Sasol Bird Fair

7 Sep
 

The RFCG stand at the Sasol Bird Fair.

The RFCG stand at the Sasol Bird Fair.

Interest from both young and old was very good

Interest from both young and old was very good

The How Tall Are You height chart proved to be a popular attraction for kids. Shara and Corin Nattrass.

In spite of the rain on the first day the How Tall Are You height chart proved to be a popular attraction for young kids. Shara and Corin Nattrass.

On the second and last day the weather was a lot more favorable. Targetting young children will be an important market with the Orange-breasted Waxbill project important market

On the second and last day the weather was a lot more favorable. Targeting young children will be an important market with the Africa’s Smallest Finch conservation project

Two Love Birds enjoying the tallest day in their lives

Two Love Birds celebrating their tallest day in their lives

Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson from BirdLife South Africa is our key contact with the collaboration project

Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson from BirdLife South Africa is our key contact with the Orange-breasted Waxbill collaboration.

save finch-logo 1This past weekend was our first participation at the Sasol Bird Fair, which was held at the Walter Sisulu Bird Gardens at Rooderpoort, just outside Johannesburg . With more than 35 exhibitors it certainly was a great privilege and honour to be part of this annual event. Public awareness and support for the little Orange-breasted Waxbill conservation project and BirdLife International’s PREVENTING EXTINCTIONS initiative with Keeping Common Birds Commons is steadily growing.

Thanks to a generous printing sponsorship from Castle Graphics North (Pty)Ltd 60 Bird Hide posters will soon be erected in hides in all the birding areas where the Orange-breasted Waxbill can be seen in their natural habitat.

Photo Chris Krog

Photo: Chris Krog

 The Rare Finch Conservation Group is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation and is totally dependent on donors and sponsors to carry out its conservation work on finches. All donations will be publicly acknowledged , unless otherwise requested, on the RFCG website. Donations can be made to the following account. Rare Finch Conservation Group, Nedbank. Account number 1933 198885 Branch : Sandown 193 305 South Africa ( For international donors please add ) SWIFT NEDSZAJJ.
 For more info visit http://www.rarefinch.org or write to the secretary at editor@avitalk.co.zabirdlife-pep-1500

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