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OUTING – Grootboschkloof Trail (Constantia Greenbelt). Leader: Daryl de Beer.

Grootboschkloof Trail corner Soetvlei Avenue and Firgrove Way, Cape Town, Western Cape

Meet at 09h00. This stretch of open land in Constantia has a variety of vegetation. Some areas have been re-planted with indigenous flora, most of which has survived the severe drought. At the start of the walk is a 350m 2 biodiversity mandala with plants that attract dragonflies, butterflies, and bugs. The natural fynbos provides a walking corridor along a stream and wetland area and tall trees provide some forest birding. We hope to see, among others, sunbirds, waxbills, white-eyes, bulbuls, Brimstone Canaries and hopefully the Black Sparrowhawks that nest here each year. Please try and carry your refreshments in … Continued

Evening Meeting: Annual Celebration & Quiz Evening.

Woolands Pavilion, Bishops Diocesan College 65 Campground Road, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Province

Quiz Master: Mike Buckham. Meet at 19h00. Specific details will be advertised in the eNewsletter, on the CBC Facebook page, and on the website. It is a wonderful evening of teamwork and camaraderie, of testing your knowledge and of learning something you did not know before. Make sure you join in the fun! You can either make up your own group (4 - 5 people) or you will be assigned to a group when you arrive. Bring your own picnic to have on the lawn in front of the Pavilion while we wait for it to get dark enough to … Continued


Zandvlei Hack.

Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve cor Derwent Cresent and Coniston Avemue, Steenberg, Cape Town, Western Cape

The Cape Bird Club members have been helping the City of Cape Town by clearing invasive alien vegetation since 1974, when Alan Morris started this activity in the Wildwood Bird Sanctuary, now the Zandvlei Nature Reserve. Come and help our core group, clear seedlings, saplings and cut down trees too. Small school groups or individuals who need to do their social responsibility projects are welcome too. See this link for more of what we do.

OUTING – Kirstenbosch Gardens Walk and Picnic Leader: Penny Dichmont.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape

  Meet at 08h00 outside Gate 2 (where the plant nursery is). We round off the year with a walk in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens followed by a picnic brunch. We will explore the gardens for about three hours and then meet on the grassy patch above the “mannikin pond” to socialise and enjoy a picnic. We hope that you will be able to join us. It will also be hot – so bring a sun hat and water with you.

Kirstenbosch Bird Walk

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape

 photograph by Lynette de Beer.   Your Leader today are Felicity Ellmore. We meet at the Information desk at Gate 1. Organiser is Linda Hibbin.

Kirstenbosch BIRP Count.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape

OUTING – Rondevlei Nature Reserve Leader: Merle Chalton

Rondevlei Nature Reserve Perth Rd & Fishermens Walk, Zeekoei Vlei, Cape Town

Meet at 08h00.   These regular monthly outings are for all Rondevlei enthusiasts and beginners are especially welcome. Duration 2 1⁄2 hours, but you can stay as long as you like. Bring a warm anorak even if it is a hot day as it can get cold in the hides. Entrance is free. Entrance is free, but remember to bring your ID, driver’s licence, or passport in order to obtain an entry permit at the gate.

Strandfontein Count.

Strandfontein Birding Area False Bay Nature Reserve, Cape Town, Western Cape

Come and help count the birds, it is a large area and teams are required for the various areas. See the bird count data for this RAMSAR and IBA site.