Bird monitoring in Newlands


Wednesday Sep 11, 2019 | 08:30-09:00

Bird monitoring session at the Newland's tree stump garden.

About Monitoring activities

At Communitree we want to make sure that our work has a positive impact on the wider ecological functioning of the city's green infrastructure. That means that we want to go our and monitor our own work. We do this in different ways. One way is that we go out to our greening sites and we monitor the plants and the vegetation. We monitor for plant diseases, impact by the drought, damage to the plants, and other issues. If anything is wrong, our monitoring team will report this and our gardening volunteers will look into the matter. At the same time, we look for new plant growth, we try to observe the species that are present, and we see if everything is going according to the plan that we devised for the plot.

Another type of monitoring is related to the bird monitoring. By counting birds on our sites, we can get an idea of the ecological functioning of our plot. We are working together with the Iingcungcu sunbird project and the Cape Bird Club when it comes to training and bird monitoring, and we are excited to see what comes out of these efforts. To join bird monitoring work, you must have received some training, but we can always use an extra pair of eyes, in case you have not yet gone through the training.

Greening Site #102

Newlands

This site is the remains of a very old tree that died from a bad prune. We will replace the grass with indigenous plants and fill the stump with soil and plants to bring some life after death. This si...

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Coordinates: -33.9741, 18.4641 | Google Maps | Open Street Maps

Getting there

It is easy to find the garden, the garden is next to the parking lot in front of the pool entrance

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