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Birdathon & Family Fun Walk @ False Bay Nature Reserve

by | Apr 27, 2013 | News | 0 comments

Come celebrate wetlands and the birdlife they support with BirdLife South Africa, the Cape Bird Club and the City of Cape Town who host the Birdathon and Family Fun Walk at False Bay Nature Reserve on 4 May. It’s billed as ‘a step in the right direction’.

Wetlands are important natural areas as they play a critical role in the environment, provide many key ecological functions and are home to numerous bird and animal species. You will also be able to soak up information on the importance of the area, be invited to ask and answer questions and receive a chart of a few of the more common birds that can be spotted along the way.

In addition, Eagle Encounters Raptor Rehabilitation Centre will also be on hand during the event to give up-close-and-personal information on live birds of prey, you will be able to enter a lucky draw at the end of the route and stand the chance of winning great prizes, and the first 500 participants to register, and complete the event, will receive a free fish and chip lunch courtesy of John Dory’s.

Strandfontein Birding Area
Flamingos in the Strandfontein Birding Area

The event, which starts at 10:00 has an entry fee of R5 per person (maximum R20/family), and all profits will go towards conservation activities at the site. Registration will take place on Saturday, 4 May 2013, from 08:30 at the Headquarters Building of the False Bay Nature Reserve, on the southern shore of Zeekoevlei.

The venue will be signposted from the entrance gate to the park. You can take part in a 3,8km, 4,4km or 5,5km walk through the Strandfontein Birding Area of the False Bay Nature Reserve, and will be allowed to bird watch during the event


  • From the South: Strandfontein Road can be reached via Baden Powell Drive (R310)
  • From the North: Strandfontein Road can be reached via Jan Smuts Drive or Lansdowne Road
  • To get to the False Bay Nature Reserve, turn into Zeekoevlei Road from Strandfontein Road (M17)

For more information, contact Dale Wright on e-mail at

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