Eagleyes Guest House host to five of the top speakers & presenters at the inaugural Walkerbay Bird Fair

Eagleyes were proud to host five of the top speakers & presenters at the inaugural Walkerbay Bird Fair held in Stanford from the 26th February to the 1st March 2015.  Pride of place went to Tim Appleton MBE, the convenor of the worlds biggest bird fair. Other guests included Mark Anderson CEO of Birdlife RSA, Albert Froneman, internationally acclaimed wild life photography and Trevor Hardaker, a legend in South African birding.The highlight of their stay was a lovely braai for some 34 speakers & the organising team of Stanford & Hermanus Bird Club members, headed up by Stanford Bird Club chairman Peter Hochfelden. The inevitable post mortem & war stories made for a fantastic evening of avian enjoyment.

It went without saying that the many compliments received from those staying and attending the function at Eagleyes Lodge confirmed it’s rapidly growing recognition as an Eco tourism establishment of note.


Three wise men @ the Birdbrain quiz at the bird fair.

Left to Right:  Peter Hardaker, internationally aclaimed avian photographer, Vernon Head, Chairman Birdlife SA and Prof Peter Ryan, head of Percy Fitzpatrick Institute UCT. This IS the creme de la creme of RSA birding!


Left to right Tim Appleton, UK Bird Fair, back, with ponytail, Vernon Head, chairman of Birdlife SA, William Stephens, chairman Stanford Tourism & Peter Hochfelden chairman Stanford Bird Fair.

A wonderful, successful and memorable weekend in Stanford!

Hello Lindsay and Royd

How wonderful, successful and memorable our weekend in Stanford was. Thank you both for ALL you did to make our stay so special. Royd – you spent hours researching everything possible to add interest to Richard’s programme. Thank you for going the extra twenty miles! The club members have sent in so many notes thanking us, saying how varied and interesting it all was and commenting on your warm and generous hospitality.  Eagleyes was a fantastic venue. We were privileged to be the first people to use it!  (My apologies once again for the cracked bowl and the wobbly knife!)

I hope the Tourism people receive lots of amazing photos from our members.  I have a few and will send them in with Richard’s.

The weekend ended off with a relaxing and wonderful lunch on your stoep; thank you – it was just perfect!

Here is the photo you asked for – I hope you both approve!

Royd Frith with Penny van den Berg who worked for him in 1980

Royd Frith with Penny van den Berg who worked for him in 1980

Much love to you both

Joyce Goldschmidt