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Bird Counts

The LBRCT conducts bird counts on the Breede Estuary every month. These counts are started at the mouth of the river at spring low tide (either New Moon or Full Moon). This is to ensure the most birds are recorded as they forage on the exposed mud flats. The bird count is stopped at the Pont (38 km upriver).


Twice a year the LBRCT assists CapeNature conduct their Summer and Winter Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC). This year the Summer CWAC took place in February and the Winter CWAC in August. Results can be found below.


Bird Count Results 2022

  • July 2022
  • June 2022
  • May 2022
  • April 2022
  • March 2022
  • February 2022
  • January 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
CapeNature Summer CWAC Count
February 2022
January 2022