False Bay Annual Birdathon – 16th April 2016

Hi all

The fourth ANNUAL BIRDATHON at Strandfontein (False Bay Nature Reserve) is to be held on the 16th April. This family event includes a fun walk with birding and has proved very successful in past years.

If anyone can help with this event as a marshal or to help in registration, it would be greatly appreciated. This is a great event to get out into nature with family & friends and to give back to the community. If you can help then please contact Erica Essig, the Strandfontein Section Ranger, on 021 396 4283 or email on

See the complete details for the event below:

****Save the Date***False Bay Nature Reserve Birdathon: Fun Walk and Festival***16th April 2016

BirdLife South Africa, the Cape Bird Club and the City of Cape Town will be hosting the fourth annual False Bay Nature Reserve Birdathon: Fun Walk and Festival on the 16th April 2016 at the False Bay Nature Reserve. The event will draw on the successes of previous years, and provide some small improvements to our already successful model. The Fun Walk approach will once again have a continuous start from 08h00 – 09h30; as participants arrive they can immediately register and begin walking; allowing participants to slow down and enhance their learning experience during the walk. Whilst the Bird Festival component (from 09h00 – 13h00) will include many of the favourite exhibitors, such as Eagle Encounters, and “carnival”-like atmosphere at the picnic area on the Eastern Shore of Zeekoevlei.

We are very pleased to once again have Melomed Hospital Holdings as a key partner on-board for 2016, with some very exciting additions to the Festival as a result of this partnership. We’re also busy in discussion with John Dory’s regarding their regular Fish ‘n Chip lunch sponsorship for the event.

We will communicate the event plan and other details as our planning progresses, but please save this date in your diaries, for what promises to be a very exciting event.


  1. nicole04-21-16


    i was there with the walk but would like to know when will the next one be.
    I would like to bring the sunday school kids to the event.

  2. Dalton Gibbs04-25-16

    Hi Nicole
    The Birdathon happens annually; so the next one will be in April 2017. If before then you want to bring a group of school kids you could do so by booking with the environmental education staff at False Bay Nature Reserve. Contact Bronwen Amayo at 021 396 4281/3.

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