Birdathon at nature reserve

The fifth annual birdathon will take place at the City’s False Bay Nature Reserve over the weekend and will include a festival and family fun walk.

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with BirdLife South Africa and the Cape Bird Club, will host the annual birdathon, along with a festival and family fun walk on Saturday May 6 at the False Bay Nature Reserve.

All residents, especially communities surrounding the False Bay Nature Reserve, are invited to come out and enjoy a family day outdoors celebrating some of Cape Town’s best wetlands and the diverse birdlife they support.

There will also be a lucky draw with prizes on offer at the end of the walk.The festival component,
on the banks of the eastern shore of the Zeekoevlei, will include
interactive activities such as a live bird display by the Eagle En-
counters Raptor Rehabilitation Centre, a reptile show and display, as well as other exhibitions and activities.

Melomed, a key sponsor of the event, will also provide a facility for basic health screening and information for adults.

The entry fee for the event is R5 each (a maximum of R20 a family). All profits will go towards conservation activities at the site. Registration will take place on Saturday May 6 from 7.30am to 9.30am at the picnic area on the eastern shore of the Zeekoevlei.

Participants in the fun walk will be able to start walking any time from 8am to 9.30am. The festival component will start at 9am at the Zeekoevlei eastern shore picnic area. The venue will be signposted from the access point off Strandfontein Road.

Contact Dale Wright via email to for more information.