The Virtual African Bird Fair 2022

Fri Jul 22, 16:00 - Sat Jul 23, 21:00


The African Bird Fair is returning on 22 and 23 July 2022! Join the biggest event in African birding. Expect a jam-packed programme of exciting speakers, a plethora of exhibitors, and even some educational workshops on birding identification! This year’s Bird Fair will be even more interactive, fun, and enjoyable, building on the success of the 2020 and 2021 events that attracted over 3000 people respectively from 30 countries across Africa and the world. The event is brought to you by BirdLife South Africa in partnership with Swarovski Optik, this year featuring both a virtual platform and an in-person event at Isdell House (on Saturday 23rd July 2022 only). 

Most of the Bird Fair is free to attend, but please note that you will need to register by ‘purchasing’ a General Admission ticket. This is because we have limited platform capacity. Our two exciting keynote talks and three workshops are all R100 each to attend.

Register to pay for access to the various workshops and keynote lectures which will be given throughout the event.

Ticket types:

  1. General Admission: FREE
  2. Keynote Lectures: R100 per lecture
  3. Workshop Admission: Pay R100 per workshop, or buy a workshop bundle pass that will give you access to all three workshops for R250.
  4. Deluxe Bird Fair Access: For just R400 gain access to all three workshops and both keynote lectures.

To view the programme of events please visit

Dates and Times for keynote lectures:

22 July 2022 @ 19:00 (GMT+2): Jonathan Franzen in conversations with Jenny Crus-Williams

23 July 2022 @ 17:00 (GMT+2): Dr Temidayo Osinubi - Intra-African migration: a look at the Woodland Kingfisher

Dates and Times for Workshops:

23 July 2022 @ 09:30 (GMT+2): Garden Birds - your everyday reward with Aldo Berruti

23 July 2022 @ 12:00 (GMT+2): An Ecologist's Guide to Birding South Africa's Grasslands with Dr Melissa Whitecross

23 July 2022 @14:30 (GMT+2): Bushveld Birding with Lance Robinson

Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds


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