BirdLife South Africa has for about 15 years held physical Bird Fairs, initially at the Johannesburg Zoo and latterly at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden.
These have been very popular and they have been an important activity on the calendar of Gauteng birders.
Due to Covid-19, BirdLife South Africa decided to have a virtual event in 2020.
Of course, because it was to be virtual, they were able to have a truly African event. They secured the support of many South African organisations and a growing number who work across the continent.