The Cape Bird Club

Counts

Yellow billed Heron.

For more information about these projects, see dates and venues below.

  • All members and visitors are encouraged to participate in these outings at the various sites.
  • Information gathered helps scientists determine many findings about our natural habitats and the birds that use them.
  • This also helps the management policies by the relevant authorities in the Cape Fynbos biome, which is a World Heritage Site.
  • Send in your photographs to the webmaster.
  • We need to let others know that we care about "our birding areas".

Do you know.

You can contribute to;

  • the BIRP (Birds In Reserves Project) run by the ADU (Animal Demographic Unit) based at the University of Cape Town.
  • By doing so you as a "citizen scientist" are helping to establish local and national species information and contribute to bird conservation. The process is fairly simple; volunteers go out to any PA (protected area) and simply make a list of all the bird species observed. Data can be collected up to a maximum of seven days.
  • Please start at your nearest reserve and record all the birds you see and submit them via the data gathering process.

For more information go the the BIRP website, as above. Please download the BIRP instruction booklet which contains all the relevant information pertaining to this project.

The project is supported and endorsed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) as well as BirdLife South Africa (BLSA).

 Les Underhill -  021 650 3227 or  072 062 1140.


CWAC - is the  Co-ordinated Waterfowl Annual Census. This takes place throughout Southern Africa, with the results processed at the Animal Demographic Unit (ADU) at the University of Cape Town.
Les Underhill  -  021 650 3227
or  072 062 1140.

Click on the logo above for the website.


Monthly Bird and quarterly CWAC Count Sites.

Strandfontein count - (Cape Flats Sewerage Works) second Sunday of the month at 08h00.
Dick Barnes is the leader  021 689 1106.

Dick Barnes and Victoria Day counting at S3 pan.        Gill Ford recording counts from Yvonne Knowles,
                                                                                Simon Foggarty and Graham Pringle at pan P7.

Bird Count lists  -    updated 26/02/2014.

The 30th Anniversary of CBC counting at Strandfontein on 13/07/2013.


photograph by Graham Pringle.

L to R Joan Ackroyd, John Magner, Derek Longrigg, Reith Goldschmidt, Alan Morris, Jean Eva,
Dennis Laidler, Gill Ford, Graham Pringle.
Dick Barnes could not be there unfortunately. Alan Morris (centre with cap) started the counts in 
July 1983.

The 20th Anniversary of CBC counting at Strandfontein 13/07/2004.


photograph by Dick Barnes

Wally & Pam Cox, Rob Machin, Theo Nel, Mike McCarthy, Paul Meadows, Brenda Anderson, Yvonne Knowles, John Magner, Jean Eva, Derek & Romana Longrigg, Dick Barnes.


Kirstenbosch BIRP count - first Sunday of the month at 07h30 (summer) and 08h00 (winter). Meet at the top gate (Rycroft).
John Magner is the leader  082 881 3845.


Mitchells Plain - Waste Water Treatment Works.

HELP IS REQUIRED at a new CWAC COUNT venue.
I am looking for volunteers to assist. If you are interested in visiting this area and helping to form a small group to do monthly counts, on a week day.

Simon Fogarty on 021 701 6303 or 082 348 2465 or fogarty@fhnewlands.co.za

A recent visit (2013) of the CBC Conservation Committee to the Mitchells Plain Waste Water Treatment Works.

Situated between Baden Powell Drive and Spine Road, Mitchell’s Plain Waste Water Treatment Works is venue most birders do not visit. It is however teeming with water birds and bordered on two sides by coastal fynbos offering good birding.
The pans and the works are surrounded by security fencing and the security is good.

I have been atlasing the area regularly for over a year and recently the CBC Conservation Committee
visited the site forming a good relationship with the Works Manager who is very keen to conserve the area in a bird friendly way.


Paarl Bird Sanctuary count - last Saturday of the month at 09h00.
Yvonne Weiss is the leader  021 872 4972.


photograph by Reg Weiss.

A view across the pans of the Paarl Waste water Treatment Works. The Du Toitskloof mountains
in the background.

See the background of this group and the count information.


Wildevloevlei count - (Kommetjie) second Thursday of the month at 08h30.
Eric Barnes is the leader  021 782 5429.


photograph by Priscilla Beeton.

See this article about Eric Barnes.


 

Quarterly CWAC Count Sites.

Rietvlei count  takes place on Fridays in January, April, July  and October at 09h00.
Koos Retief is the leader  021 550 1086 (w) or 082 788 6987.


Zandvlei count  takes place in January, April, July  and October at 08h00.
Gavin Lawson is the leader  021 705 5224.

2014.

Saturday 19 April 2014.
- Saturday 19 July 2014.
- Saturday 18 October 2014.

 

Barry Parker, Felicity Ellmore, Sue Wishart at Zandvlei on 18/01/2014.

Combined results of the CWAC counts.

2014 -
October Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated.
July Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated.
April Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated.
January Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated.

 

2013 -
October Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated.
July Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated.
April Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated
January Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated

 

2012

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October Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated
July Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated
April Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated
January Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands

updated

 

2011

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October Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated
July Zandvlei upper Zandvlei lower Westlake Wetlands updated

 

An analysis of the Bird Counts at Sandvlei over the period Dec 1974 to Dec 1975 by G.W. Begg.

Bird count - April 1994 at Zandvlei by Eddie Friend.

 


Bi - annual CWAC Count Sites

Radyn Dam CWAC Count  Malmesbury district  Otto Schmidt  - 021 674 2381.

Next count is on to be advised.

 


Berg River CWAC Count -  Eddie Du Plessis 

Next count is on to be advised.  We need people to help count in the 13 areas some by car others by walking.

This is also very large area and we need help please!!

 


Langebaan CWAC Count -  Les Underhill -  021 650 3227 or  072 062 1140.

Next count is on to be advised.

This is also very large area and we need help please!!

 


                                                                                                                                            

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