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Cape Bird Club

Some of our



Citizen Science

Bird Ringing, Bird Counts & SABAP2

We support the local registered bird ringers by joining them on their bird ringing expeditions and assisting. We also participate in regular formal and informal bird counts, this vital information is used by many organisations.



Environmental Impact Assessments

We work with various Local and Provincial Government, Planning, Engineering and Management authorities and officials providing Environmental Impact Assessments.

Hacking zvt-hack 02 jan 2015

Habitat Conservation

Strandfontein  &  Hacks, clearing litter

We organise”a hacking group” (clearing of exotic invasive plants and trees). With the correct management, previously infested lands may, return to a once original condition, with very little human intervention. The reason is; – often the seed stock has been suppressed into dormancy.

cbc-strandfontein birdathon 2016  16 OS june 2016


Teaching and promoting conservation to the current and next generation

We are directly and indirectly involved with education at Zandvlei Nature Reserve, False Bay Nature Reserve, Edith Stephens Nature Reserve, Paarden Eiland Wetlands (Zoarvlei), Table Bay Nature Reserve and others.

Conservation Committee Social Jan 2016

Our active conservation committee meet every 6 weeks and are very involved at all levels. We sit on Advisory Committees to 3 City of Cape Town Nature Reserves. We work with Local and Provincial Government, media involvement, networking with  other conservation role players, co-ordinating a range of conservation activities and much more.

Frank Wygold Award 2014

Over the years we have helped fund many conservation initiatives that have grown into larger efforts. We are involved with various awards that help to motivate exceptional students & recognise individual’s conservation efforts.

RAMSAR Certification


City of Cape Town and Cape Bird Club working partnership

2 February marks the celebration of World Wetlands day, the date of
signing of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands in 1971. The City of
Cape Town’s False Bay Nature Reserve became the first reserve
within the City’s boundaries to secure designation as a Ramsar site.
The Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides
the framework for national action and international cooperation for
the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

  • Without our members dedicated efforts to CWAC counts this would not have been possible
  • This allows us to protect the wetlands

Thank you to everyone involved for your efforts, you made this happen!


We’d love you to get involved in one of our many initiatives. You can just come along to see what we do or get involved in a more permanent capacity. If conservation is an interest of yours or you just want to help casually get in touch and we’ll see where we can make a difference.