Most of all, you will be part of a community of birders who share your enthusiasm for birds and the beautiful area in which we live!
The Cape 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 southwestern Cape, lying to the south of the Olifants and west of the Breede Rivers.
Our area is wonderfully rich in birds and about 400 different species occur, which is 2/3rds as many as in the whole of Britain and Europe – an area 130 times larger.
Watch this 15 minute video (below) prepared by our Chairperson, Priscilla Beeton, for an overview of all the benefits and the bird club activities.
featuring travellers, photographers, researchers and other notable guests giving presentations on topics of special interest to those who love nature.
at least 3 times per month, often to places closed to the public.
Monthly bird counts at selected wetland areas.
Support and assist with citizen science projects like bird atlasing and bird counts. Participate in conservation projects both local and, through BirdLife South Africa, in the whole of South Africa.
Promerops – The Cape Bird Club’s own magazine (3 issues per year). The magazine details club activities and events and carries reports and articles on local sightings, observations, conservation issues, travel, etc.
Regular updates with reminders of Club activities, events and news items.
We host numerous other events eg. Weekend Bird Courses, Weekend Birding Camps, Special outings for beginners etc.
African Birdlife – a superbly illustrated, popular glossy magazine at a special discount price (6 issues p.a.) published by BirdLife South Africa.
Ostrich – Africa’s leading scientific ornithological journal.Enquiries to BirdLife South Africa.
Membership of the Club includes an affiliation fee of R15.00.
The club seeks to promote the conservation, knowledge and enjoyment of wild birds among its members and in the local community through talks, courses and bird-watching activities and events.
BirdLife South Africa is the national NGO for the conservation of birds and their habitats and is a partner of BirdLife International. By joining BirdLife South Africa you support the national and international effort to conserve our bird life in South Africa and worldwide.
Please note that membership to BirdLife South Africa is optional but encouraged. Include your children in your membership at no additional cost.
Membership rates are valid until 30 June 2022.