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.

2015.

April 2015.


photograph by Erica Essig.

Unloading the boat of Water Hyacinth removed manually from pan S4. 

  • Strandfontein and Pelican Park hosting 5 Research Projects.

  • Staff spend many hours on skills and development training.

  • A Citrine Wagtail at Strandfontein caused excitement in the
    birding community, many travelling from all parts of RSA
    to come and see it.

  • Water Hyacinth clearing in pan S4. See the new location map.

  • Asssiting with controlled burns at other Reserves.

  • Plant ID in Pelican Park with Robin and Pat Burnett.

  • Bollards erected in Duiker Road Pelican Heights. 

See what we have been doing ....  updated 12/05/2015.


March 2015.


photograph by Erica Essig.

Plant identification in the Reserve with Robin and Pat Burnett.

  • New Field Ranger appointed for Pelican Park

  • Assisting with Peninsula Mountain fires

  • hand clearing hyacinth from M2 and P7

  • clearing fence line in Pelican Park

  • dead carp removed from S3 and J dam

  • preparation for and participation in the Birdathon 2015

  • Porcupine release in Pelican Park

  • Mapping controlled burn areas

See what we have been doing ...


February 2015.


photograph by Erica Essig.

The new perches being well used.

  • Celebrated World Wetlands Day with the RAMSAR certification this month.

  • Typha removed from P1, P2, P5, P7, P8, S7,S8.

  • Removed 75 tons of rubble from Pelican Park this month.

  • New perches installed at P4 and typha cleared for better viewing opportunities.

  • New viewing platform at P4. Cleared typha for better viewing.

  • Assisted 2 other Reserves with fires.

  • Preparing for the Birdathon.

  • Clearing hyacinth from the Zeekoevlei canals in the WWTW.

See what we have been doing this month.


January 2015.


photograph by Erica Essig.

The success of bank stabilization and new plant growth after rehabilitation of the pond banks.

  • New students and extended contracts granted for staff by the Julie te Groen Bequest.

  • Fire fighting at large in Slangetjiebos.

  • Maintaing wood work on the jetties. 

  • Repaired sluice gates of P1.

  • Law enforcement at Pelican Park.

  • Preparing for the World Wetlands Day - RAMSAR function.

  • Attending to the hyacinth growth in S2 and M7 ponds.

  • Attended training course for Environment Monitoring Inspectorate.

See what we have been doing this month.


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