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Kirstenbosch BIRP Count.

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

OUTING – CBC 75th Anniversary Camp at KUIFKOPVISVANGER, Velddrif, 3 to 6 October 2023. Leader: Gigi Laidler.

Kuifkopvisvanger Camp Site Swartjiesbaai, Velddrif,, Velddrif, West Coast, Western Cape

    There are still some places available for the 75th Anniversary Camp to Kuifkopvisvanger Camp site on the Berg River at Velddrif.  So if you have not yet booked, it is imperative that you do so as soon as possible as there is limited accommodation available for Cape Bird Club members and immediate family only. We also respectfully request that single participants share rooms, which will have single beds. Bedding and towels are provided and accommodation is self-catering. We still have a handful of beds available for the three nights of the camp and 6 for two nights only. … Continued

Edith Stephens Nature Reserve Monthly Count.

Edith Stephens Nature Reserve Govan Mbeki Road, Philippi, Cape Town, Western Province, South Africa

Meet at 08h30 at the Reserve gates in Govan Mbeki Road.


OUTING – Rondevlei Nature Reserve Leader: Merle Chalton

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

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.

Zandvlei Hack.

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

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.

Strandfontein Count.

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

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.


Kirstenbosch Bird Walk

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

 photograph by Lynette de Beer.   Visitors to please bring binoculars with them to be able to see the smaller birds. The walks are free of charge, but the entrance fee for Kirstenbosch is payable. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather.   Your Leader today is Penny Dichmont. We meet at the Information desk at Gate 1. Organiser is Linda Hibbin.

Evening Meeting: Cape Parrot people … what’s that all about? Speaker: Susan Wishart.

Nassau Centre, Groote Schuur High School 39 Rosmead Avenue, Wynberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Meet at 19h30 at the Nassau Centre, Groote Schuur High School, Palmyra Road, Newlands. Susan tells the story of BirdLife SA's 2023 Bird of the Year, the Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus) and the community working to save South Africa's only endemic parrot. She used to be a member of the CBC before moving to the Eastern Cape where she is now a Programme Manager for the Wild Bird Trust. She studied at UCT and is an attorney, educator, and conservationist. She believes in the importance of empowering people to create a sense of dignity, a sustainable livelihood, and a sustainable … Continued

OUTING – Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve Leader: Mike Buckham

Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve Jan Phillips Mountain Drive, Paarl, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

Meet at 08h00. Paarl Mountain Reserve is excellent for fynbos specials such as Protea Seedeater, Grey-backed Cisticola, Karoo Prinia, and Orange-breasted Sunbird. The reserve is also a hotspot for raptor activity, especially Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk. Directions: Take the N1 north towards Paarl. At the first exit for Paarl, take exit 55 to Paarl Main Road. Follow signs to the Taal Monument. A few hundred metres from exiting the motorway turn left into Flambeau Street and then immediately left again to stay in Flambeau Street. Continue until you turn left again into Chappelle Street, which soon turns into a T-junction which is … Continued