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                  The Cape Bird Club is the Western Cape Affiliate of BirdLife South Africa.

P.O.Box 2113, Clareinch, 7740.
tel:             +27  021 559 0726

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 and west of the Olifants and Breede rivers.

Our area is wonderfully rich in birds and about 340 different species occur, which is 2/3 rds as
many as in the whole of Britain and Europe - an area 130 times larger.

Regular Club Activities include:

  • A monthly evening meeting with interesting talks, films and slide shows on bird and related topics.
  • Regular half-day outings, at least 3 times per month, often to places closed to the public.
  • Other events eg. Weekend Bird Courses,  Weekend Birding Camps, Special outings for beginners etc.
  • Monthly bird counts at selected wetland areas.
  • Participation in conservation and citizen science projects.
  • A Junior section with their own events and activities.

Members receive the following publications:

  • Promerops - The Cape Bird Club's own magazine (4 issues per year). The magazine details club activities and eventsand carries reports and articles on localsightings, observations, conservation issues, travel, etc.

You may also opt to receive:

  • African Birdlife - a superbly illustrated, popular glossy magazine at a special discount price (6 issues p.a.).

  • Ostrich - Africa's leading scientific ornithological journal.

Membership of the Club has an importance beyond the pleasure it brings to members. 
The more members we have the more authoritative is our voice in conservation matters.

We look forward to hearing from you, print and complete the application form and send it now!

Enquiries: Please phone Joan Ackroyd on 021 530 4435.


BirdLife South Africa Membership

Membership of the Cape Bird Club means that you are also a member of BirdLife South Africa and your fees pay for the membership of both bodies.
The Cape Bird Club is responsible for local matters, publishes a magazine - (Promerops), organises lectures, outings and other events.
BirdLife South Africa is responsible for national and international matters and 2 publications (African Birdlife, and Ostrich).

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