TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB WELCOMES YOU
To enhance our knowledge of all birds, their behaviour and their habitats, and to introduce the public to the conservation and science of our avian heritage through enjoyable participation by club members.
The Tygerberg Bird was originally started in 1986 as a splinter club to the Cape Bird Club (CBC) and specifically aimed at residents of the Northern Suburbs. For the first 21 years the club was run as an independent hobby club with an affiliate membership of Birdlife South Africa. In November 2007 the club became a full member of Birdlife South Africa, adding its voice and input to the conservation of Birdlife and the environmental matters headed up by Birdlife International, thereby growing the international organisation's membership numbers and adding a bigger voice to fund raising efforts for the numerous conservation projects run, not only in South Africa, but worldwide.
Monthly meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of every month (see program). The meetings are held at the TYGERBERG NATURE RESERVE, Totius Street, Welgemoed – starting at 19h30.
Members of this vibrant and friendly club can enjoy the following:
1. Monthly illustrated presentations about our birds and their environment
2. Wednesday and Saturday excursions to find and identify special birds
3. Group camps at birding hot-spots
4. Courses on bird identification
5. Counting water birds at wetlands
6. Survey areas for the Bird Atlas project
7. Meeting and befriending fellow birders and experts