Saturday 21 March 2015
Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary, Observatory
Explore the lower reaches of the Liesbeek River, looking for local avian residents under the guidance of birding experts, and visit bird hides in the area.
Join the Friends of the Liesbeek for a leisurely bird-watching stroll at the river followed by a bring-your-own picnic on the lawn near the Wild Fig restaurant.
Walkers will meet at 9am on Saturday 21 March on the grass banks opposite the entrance to Valkenberg Hospital and the Observatory where we will split into two groups, the River Walkers and Bird Walkers. Walkers can park their cars at the parking lot opposite Hartleyvale hockey stadium on Liesbeek Parkway, near the River Club.
The Bird Walkers will enjoy a stroll through the Observatory grounds with keen eyes looking out for local birdlife on the way to the Observatory bird hide. This hide looks out over the Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary and is a must for any bird enthusiasts (twitchers and novices alike!) hoping to sight local waterbirds and a host of other visitors to the area. Bird guides will be on hand to help with identification and to explain the biology of the sighted species.
All participants are encouraged to pack a picnic for afterwards as families enjoy the environment while discussing important local fresh water issues with the organisers and each other.
The event will conclude by 11pm.
An adventure for all ages. Free of charge!
Spaces are limited, so please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is the Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary?
The Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary is located in Observatory, Cape Town. Participants will meet on the grass banks opposite the entrance to Valkenberg Hospital and the Observatory. Cars may be parked at the Two Rivers Urban Park parking lot opposite Hartleyvale hockey stadium on Liesbeek Parkway, near the River Club.