The Cape Bird Club

Projects to improve bird habitats at Strandfontein.

This is a working partnership with the City of Cape Town and the Cape Bird Club.

 

Contact the Conservation Manager Erica Essig  office  021 396 4281.

Emergency phone number -  083 499 1717.

 

2014.

March 2014.


photograph by Erica Essig.

J - dam with wave action erosion of the bank in January 2014.

  • Chainsaw training paid for by the Julie te Groen bequest.

  • Plant species ID with Robin and Pat Burnett.

  • Preparing for the Birdathon in April.

  • Possible botulism in P2.

  • Maintenance on raft in P6 for herons.

  • Conservation training for staff.

  • Erosion project in J - dam.

  • Repaired fishing platforms.

  • There are "new little footprints" next door at Rondevlei.

See what we did this month.       updated 04/03/2014.


February 2014.


photograph by Erica Essig.

Gum tree branches placed in P1 for bird perches.

  • Installed more gum tree perches at P1 and S2 - have noted swallows and cormorats perching here.

  • GIS mapped all the Imperenta grass patches in Pelican Park. This will be used to create our Kedestes monitoring protocol which is being piloted this year.

  • Mangement block 5 has finally been cleared by the Strandfontein team.

  • Mangemnet block 2 was initially cleared at Pelican Park by the IAS team.

  • Excavators have left site. They didnít finish the typha at P2, but the pan has had a major facelift.

  • Plant ID conducted at Pelican Park with Robin and Pat Burnett and Ismat.

  • Constant monitoring of all electric fencelines, bollards, barbed wire fenceline and Baden powell fenceline.

  • Put up more bollards at Recife Close in Pelican Park because the quadbikers and cars were getting through the gaps.

  • 3 Pectoral Sandpipers seen in P1.

See what we did this month.


January 2014.


photograph by Erica Essig.

Conservation staff members checking up on a Cape Teal.

  • Skills Development contracts have been extended to May 2014.

  • 2 x new EPWP team workers started this month.

  • New hand railing put in at the Bird Information Centre. The building was plastered
    and also painted. Looking fresh! 

  • New wooden boards put in at S3 canal as the grid was stolen. The wooden boards
    have holes to let water out, and keep water hyacinth trapped.

  • Removed Yucca plants, also testing a new herbicide on this plant type.

  • Fire in Pelican Park Reserve. Quite intense, burnt roughly 3 - 4 hectares.

  • Installed 1 x raft as a perching platform for pan S4.

See what we have been doing this month.


Previous years activities.

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