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The Cape Bird Club – 75th Anniversary (2023).


2023 is the Cape Bird Club’s 75th Anniversary. Founded in 1948, it is the second oldest bird club in South Africa, after the Wits Bird Club.

Throughout the year there will be many special events and activities for members in celebration of this, some starting in January, although the official anniversary month is May.

All the events and activities will be posted here on this page of the Club’s website, but to ensure you receive all the up to date announcements in time, it is best to be registered to receive these via email, through the Club’s eNewsletter (free). If you are not registered, send an email to Cheryl Leslie to get onto the mailing list.

For newer members to get to know the history of the Club, an electronic version of a Special 50th Jubilee Supplement that was produced for the April 1998 edition of Promerops, is available for viewing:

Download Part 1
Download Part 2
Click here to view the Index.

50th Jubilee Supplement

A tribute to 50 years of the club, its members and its achievements.

The Cape Bird Club - 75th Anniversary

To view details, click on the relevant event icon

The Calendar of Events.

75th Anniversary Calendar of Events

The Birding Big Year.

Anniversary Birding Big Year

Special Celebration Evening Meeting.

May Celebration Evening

Member’s Photographic evening.

Members Photographic Evening

Birding Big Day

Birding Big Day

Conservation Projects

75th Anniversary Conservation Projects

The Anniversary AGM.

AGM Banner

The Mentorship Programme.


Celebration Camp.

Celebration Camp

BirdLife SA ‘Flock to the Wilderness’ + LAB.

Flock to Wilderness