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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.

Free

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.

Kirstenbosch BIRP Count.

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

OUTING – Intaka Island. Leaders: Joel Radue and Zoë Lunau-Johns.

Intaka Island 1 Century City Dr, Century City, Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Province, South Africa

Meet at 08h30. We will meet near the ticket office. There is a small entry fee (and a discount for pensioners). We will spend time in the various hides and walk the winding paths to see the variety of bush birds and water birds. Optionally, depending on the weather and time, we may also include a trip on a canal boat. Bring along your tea and a snack. Directions: From the N1 take Exit 10 onto Century City Drive which runs parallel with the N1. Follow the road, take the sharp left turn to the robot. At this robot turn … Continued

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.

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 Otto Schmidt. We meet at the Information desk at Gate 1. Organiser is Linda Hibbin.

Outing – Farewell the Waders at Langebaan Lagoon, West Coast National Park Leader: Mel Tripp.

West Coast National Park Geelbek Car Park, West Coast National Park, Western Province, South Africa

The gates open at 07h00. Meet at 07h15 at the Geelbek Homestead car park. Remember your Wild Card so that you do not have to pay the entrance fee. Catching the tides at the right time is crucial for optimum viewing of waders at the Langebaan Lagoon. We will start by doing some bush birding on the way to Seeberg hide before returning to Geelbek by 13h00. Abrahamskraal or Tsaarsbank can be done after lunch. We suggest you share transport and allow for a full day’s outing. Bring chairs and refreshments.