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
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
many as in the whole of Britain and Europe - an area 130 times
Club Activities include:
- A monthly evening meeting
with interesting talks, films and slide shows on bird and
- Regular half-day outings, at
least 3 times per month, often to places closed to the
- Other events eg. Weekend
Bird Courses, Weekend Birding Camps, Special outings for beginners
- Monthly bird counts at
selected wetland areas.
- Participation in
conservation and citizen science projects.
- A Junior
section with their own events and activities.
receive the following publications:
- 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 -
illustrated, popular glossy magazine at a special discount
price (6 issues
- Africa's leading scientific ornithological journal.
Membership of the Club
has an importance beyond the pleasure it brings to members.
more members we have the more authoritative is our voice in conservation
forward to hearing from you, print and complete the application form
and send it now!
Enquiries: Please phone Joan Ackroyd on 021 530 4435.
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
BirdLife South Africa is responsible for national and
international matters and 2 publications (African Birdlife, and