Regular (monthly) guided walks that satisfy the diverse requirements of the members, are arranged. The walks cater for new birders, young would be birders, old would be birders, serious birders and social birders. They normally end with a social breakfast event in the bush, so bring chairs and breakfast items. Once a year BLB stages a 'little' Big Birding Day where teams have 10 hours (12 midnight to 10am) to count as many birds as they can.
Quarterly camps for members are arranged at selected locations to encourage member interaction. Directions are given for chosen locations and members have to be self-sufficient in terms of food, camping equipment, fuel and water. Bird lists are compiled after the camp.
An annual dinner is held for all BLB members and invited guests; normally an authority on some aspect of birding is invited to be the guest speaker.
The main office is situated in
Plot 1069 Unit D1, Kgale
(the old Teba complex at St. Josephs College)
Office hours are 08.30 - 17.00
BirdLife Botswana has a shop retailing BirdLife Botswana products. The shop is situated in Kalahari Art Suppliers next door to Cafe Dijo at Kgale Spar complex, Gaborone.BLB products will also be available from the Mokolodi Game Reserve entrance
Each year, BLB offers for sale attractive bird and wildlife calendars. These are sold by members, and through the BLB shop, companies, school fetes, stalls outside shopping centers etc.
Books published by BLB and other titles are available at the shop.
To make BirdLife Botswana more identifiable and visible in Botswana we market a range of products with our logo. Suggested products include shirts, hats, bird book covers, writing papers and envelopes, car stickers, bird feeders and baths, mugs, cards and jewellery.
Cards with a bird or wildlife theme are offered for sale by BLB throughout the year, with seasonal cards available at Christmas time.
Further services are envisaged for the future, such as running bird identification courses and recommending tour operators for foreign and local tourists.
For more information contact BirdLife Botswana or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org