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Cape Bird Club

6 – Reasons to join the CAPE BIRD CLUB.

  1. Our membership includes birders of all kinds and all skill levels — beginning birders, backyard birders, casual birders, regional birders, traveling birders, fanatics, and experts. No matter what kind of birder you are, you will find someone who shares your interests. MEET NEW PEOPLE and MAKE NEW FRIENDS with others who enjoy birds, wildlife and the outdoors
  2. Club members enjoy sharing their birding knowledge and helping one another sharpen their bird watching skills.
  3. Participate in wonderful bird outings, camps, local and international, and social events. Enjoy opportunities to visit birding localities often not accessible to the general public.
  4. Learn about field identification, bird habitats and behaviour, migration and much more at evening meetings and courses and during field trips.
  5. Support and participate in conservation projects both local and, through BirdLife South Africa, in the whole of South Africa.
  6. Support and participate in citizen science projects like bird atlasing and bird counts.

Most of all, you will be part of a community of birders who share your enthusiasm for birds and the beautiful area in which we live!

 

ABOUT THE CLUB.

The Cape Bird Club is one of 32 national affiliates of BirdLife South Africa and is for all people, who want to learn more about wild birds in their natural environment and who are interested in their conservation and protection.

This is a friendly and informal club which welcomes young and old who wish to share their appreciation, understanding and knowledge of birds.
The Club’s geographical area is the winter rainfall region of the southwestern Cape, lying to the south of the Olifants and west of the Breede Rivers.

Our area is wonderfully rich in birds and about 400 different species occur, which is 2/3rds as many as in the whole of Britain and Europe – an area 130 times larger.


WHAT WE OFFER.

Regular Club Activities include.

Monthly Evening Meetings

featuring travellers, photographers, researchers and other notable guests giving presentations on topics of special interest to those who love nature.

Regular half-day Outings

at least 3 times per month, often to places closed to the public.

Monthly Bird Counts

Monthly bird counts at selected wetland areas.

Conservation & Citizen Science Projects

Support and assist with citizen science projects like bird atlasing and bird counts. Participate in conservation projects both local and, through BirdLife South Africa,  in the whole of South Africa.

Club Magazine

Promerops – The Cape Bird Club’s own magazine (3 issues per year). The magazine details club activities and events and carries reports and articles on local sightings, observations, conservation issues, travel, etc.

E-Newsletter

Regular updates with reminders of Club activities, events and news items.

Camps & Courses

We host numerous other events eg. Weekend Bird Courses,  Weekend Birding Camps, Special outings for beginners etc.

Additional Subscriptions (optional)

African Birdlife – a superbly illustrated, popular glossy magazine at a special discount price (6 issues p.a.) published by BirdLife South Africa.

Ostrich – Africa’s leading scientific ornithological journal.Enquiries to BirdLife South Africa.

BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA

Membership of the Club includes an affiliation fee of R15.00.
The club seeks to promote the conservation, knowledge and enjoyment of wild birds among its members and in the local community through talks, courses and bird-watching activities and events.
BirdLife South Africa is the national NGO for the conservation of birds and their habitats and is a partner of BirdLife International. By joining BirdLife South Africa you support the national and international effort to conserve our bird life in South Africa and worldwide.

Cape Bird Club is an Affiliated Member of BirdLife South Africa

PRICING OPTIONS

Various Pricing Options available

Please note that membership to BirdLife South Africa is optional but encouraged. Include your children in your membership at no additional cost.

Membership rates are valid until 30 June 2017.

  • Individual Membership

  • R255/ year
    • Join BLSA as well (optional) at an additional R240 p/year
    • Include your spouse at R90 p/year
    • Include your children at no additional cost
    • African Birdlife Magazine Subscription (6 issues p/a) optional extra at R235 for BLSA members and R288 for Non-BLSA members
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  • Senior Citizen Membership

  • R190/ year
    • Senior Citizen is 60 years and older
    • Join BLSA as well (optional) at an additional R100 p/year
    • Include your spouse at R90 p/year
    • African Birdlife Magazine Subscription (6 issues p/a) optional extra at R235 for BLSA members and R288 for Non-BLSA members
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  • Student Membership

  • R190/ year
    • Students are anyone 17 years and younger or over 18 and in full time study
    • Join BLSA (optional) at an additional R100 p/year
    • Include your spouse at R90 p/year
    • African Birdlife Magazine Subscription (6 issues p/a) optional extra at R235 for BLSA members and R288 for Non-BLSA members
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