The Cape Bird Club
Edith Stephens Wetland Park
This is a working partnership with a number of NGO's and the City of Cape Town.
Dr Doug Harebottle demonstrating bird ringing to UCT and LEAP high school students in May 2015.
See more.... updated18/06/2015.
Beginings of the Cape Flats Bird Club at Edith Stephens Wetland Park on 10 May 2008.
Stacy-Anne Michaels Dave Whitelaw
Birding at Edith Stephens
There are varied habitats for birds, including a detention pond and seasonal wetland. Ibises, Egrets and Cormorants come to roost in numbers on islands in the retention dam, and waterbird species including White-backed Duck occupy the open water. The seasonal wetland appears lifeless in summer, but with the winter rains it becomes home to birds including African and Painted Snipe.
Read how Doug Harebottle and Marius Wheeler found the nest, the article is in the November 2004 Promerops.
The first African Snipe nest found at Edith Stephens.
Background to the Edith Stephens Wetland Park
See more bird photographs at Edith Stephens by Collin Baxter.
How to get involved;
How to get there.