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Bird Identification boards get an upgrade

on Intaka Island

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Date 22 June 2018
Author Tatum Sieni
Contact Email info@centurycity.co.za
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The bird identification boards in the bird hides on Intaka Island have been upgraded with the help of our Century City Blouvlei Environmental Committee and now reflect all the bird species that frequent Intaka.

Alan Liebenberg, Century City’s Environmental Manager, said previously they had used a Newmans book of birds’ identification table which showed all the birds one can expect to see throughout the country.

“The Blouvlei Committee and ourselves do regular bird counts in Intaka and from these we have been able to create an  appropriate Intaka identification board of birds that have been spotted in Intaka over the years. Our thanks go the Kenneth Newman Children’s Trust and Struik Nature for providing both the images and information for these boards.”

Liebenberg said the bird hides on Intaka had been become hugely popular with photographers, birders and general visitors.

“The space is limited so in order  to keep the peace we have had to draw up a Code of Ethics binding all parties to put Nature and the bird’s first and keep noise to a minimum.”