Strandfontein as we know it are the pans of the Strandfontein Waste Water Treatment Works and is the Southern Birding Area of the False Bay Nature Reserve. The False Bay Nature Reserve is made up of Zeekoevlei, Rondevlei, Pelican Park Nature Reserve and the Southern Birding Area.
Cape Bird Club members started monthly bird counts in 1983 after the counts stopped at Zandvlei. Alan Morris and “his team” came to this new site as little data was available for this important bird area. These monthly counts still continue under Dick Barnes. With this data and many years of lobbying by the CBC members for recognition of this area finally paid off on World Wetlands Day, 02 February 2015 the celebration with the handing over of the certification of the False Bay Nature Reserve becoming the 22nd RAMSAR site in South Africa.
The Conservation Committee members have been active in managing the Julie te Groen bequest which has helped fund a Managers position for the Southern Birding Area together with the City of Cape Town and the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET).
We do regular monthly counts as a group as well as bi-annual CWAC (Co-ordinated Waterfowl Annual Census) counts, why not join us and see what it is all about?
These are photos have been taken by visitors to illustrate some of the birds to be seen here..