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Jul 2022

OUTING – SANCCOB … something different! Liaison: Lynette de Beer.

Jul 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
SANCCOB Tableview Cape Town, 22 Pentz Drive, Table View.
Cape Town., Western Province 7441
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We will be visiting the SANCCOB centre in Table View and we have booked two tours of the facility so that members can see first hand how SANCCOB operates. Tour One: 09h00 Tour Two: 10h00 Cost: Adults R60, Children R50, Pensioners R40 – all for a good cause. NB. It is essential to book your preferred time slot with Lynette no later than Tuesday, 28 June. Last month’s talk by Dr David Roberts, SANCCOB’s seabird veterinarian, plus his fascinating article…

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Edith Stephens Nature Reserve Monthly Count.

Jul 7 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Edith Stephens Nature Reserve, Govan Mbeki Road, Philippi
Cape Town, Western Province South Africa
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Free

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

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Zandvlei Hack.

Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve, cor Derwent Cresent and Coniston Avemue, Steenberg
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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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 the core group clear seedlings and saplings. 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.

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Strandfontein Count.

Jul 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Strandfontein Birding Area, False Bay Nature Reserve
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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Free

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.

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Kirstenbosch Bird Walk

Jul 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands
Cape Town, Western Cape 7708 South Africa
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 photograph by Lynette de Beer.   Your Leader today is Daryl de Beer. We meet at the Information desk at Gate 1. Organiser is Linda Hibbin.

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Wildevoëlvlei CWAC Count.

Jul 14 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Wildevoelvlei, Imhoffs Gift
Cape Town, Western Cape 7975 South Africa
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Free
Wildevoëlvlei
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Evening Meeting: Magical Makuleke. Speaker: Jonathan Hemp.

Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Groote Schuur High School, Nassau Centre, Palmyra Road, Newlands
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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Marje and Jonathan Hemp first visited northern Kruger in 1991, and have returned fairly regularly since. In both 2020 and 2021 they tackled BirdLife SA’s Birding Big Day from the EcoTraining camp in Makuleke, the Conservancy bounded by the Luvuvhu River in the south and the Limpopo River in the north, also known as the Pafuri Triangle. It is arguably the best birding area in Kruger, with remarkably diverse habitats and specials such as Pel’s Fishing Owl, Arnot’s Chat, Racket-tailed…

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Athlone CWAC Count.

Jul 15 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Athlone Waste Water Treatment Works, Jan Smuts Drive, Kewtown
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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Zandvlei CWAC Count.

Jul 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve, cor Derwent Cresent and Coniston Avemue, Steenberg
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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Free

Meet at the Main Gate of the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve before 08h00. All are welcome, experienced or not. I shall put you into a group which will help you learn quickly and easily. There is always something new to be seen or heard. We need people in canoes, walking and in cars, it is a large area to survey. For more information contact Gavin Lawson or on 021 705 5224. See the bird count data for Zandvlei.

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OUTING – Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary Leader: Daryl de Beer

Jul 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary, 3035 Lourens River Road
Strand, western cape 7140 South Africa
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Meet at: 08h30. This wetland, which is situated close to the Lourens River, was once a waste - water treatment works, however the 25 acres now enjoy conservation initiatives that maintain its natural wetland status. Directions: From the N2 take the Broadway Boulevard glide-off. At the traffic lights turn right onto Broadway Boulevard. Cross the freeway and continue for some time, passing the Strand Golf Club and Dick Dent on your right. At the Da Gama street traffic lights, turn…

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