The Cape Bird Club




ADU / WESSA citizen science event in celebration of WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2015.

WESSA and UCT's Animal Demographic Unit are hosting an exciting full day introduction to the world of CITIZEN SCIENCE on Saturday 6 June 2015.

Join them for a fun and enlightening day with a wide variety of presentations and practical demonstrations from experts in the field, and learn how you can contribute more towards the conservation of your local environment. All welcome, no charge.

When: Saturday 6 June 2015
Where: WESSA Barn, 31 The Sanctuary, Kirstenhof 
Time: The event starts at 07h00 with with bird ringing, MyBirdPatch fieldwork and Virtual Museum photography, but the main programme gets going at 09h00.

Click here for the full programme.

Family Camp, 16 18 Ocotber 2015 at Geelbek Stables in the West Coast National Park.
(This is provisional - please respond below, if you are interested). 
                    new 25/05/2015.

photograph Priscilla Beeton.

We are at the beginning stages of planning a Family Camp in October 2015 the first weekend of the fourth school term, hopefully before formal sports fixtures have begun!

Families (parents or grandparents) with a child / children between 8 and 15 years are encouraged attend this camp. It will not necessarily be confined to Club members so if you know of a family where parents and children have shown some interest in bird watching, invite them to join in the fun! We are encouraging young families to join us!
The Geelbek Stables are specifically designed to accommodate school and community groups. The units are dormitory-style and one unit may be allocated to each family. You will have to supply your own bedding. The ablution facilities are clean and have both cold and hot water. There is a large kitchen equipped with a fridge, a microwave, a gas stove. Each family will cater for itself and you will need to bring your own pot, crockery and cutlery. There are good braai facilities.

Situated on the shore of Langebaan Lagoon, it is an excellent area for looking at waders and shore birds from the various bird hides.
However, we intend to plan other activities as well as birding - such as a dune hike, looking at the ecology of different habitats, and perhaps even a visit to the Fossil Park.

If you and your children (and friends and their children) are interested in joining this Camp, please contact Priscilla Beeton  so that we can put you on a direct mailing list and keep you abreast of our developing plans.
This will not in any way commit you to the camp, but will certainly give us an idea of how many families are interested and if it is worthwhile continuing with the project.

The cost for two nights will be approximately R220 per person.




20 - 22 March 2015  Flock in Jozi.
06 - 08 March  Weekend Camp at Kuifkop Farm, Velddrif (Berg River).

25 February - 01 March, 2015 The Walker Bay Bird Fair at Stanford.


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