The Cape Bird Club celebrated its 75th anniversary last week, at an event hosted by Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.
The guest of honour and speaker was Michaela Strachan who co-hosts Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, a BBC TV series with more than two million viewers.
The nature-loving BAFTA-winner moved to Hout Bay with her dogs and partner, Nick Chevallier. She has appeared in Good Morning Britain and Wide Awake Club.
Ms Strachan showed video clips from the numerous cameras used to capture previously never-seen wildlife behaviour on the nature series.
Cape Bird Club chairman Mike Buckham said the Cape Bird Club was one of 32 national affiliates of BirdLife South Africa and the branch boasted more endemic birds than any other area of the country.
Mr Buckham said the club held monthly meetings and bird counts and, during the anniversary year, it would be donating R140 000 to some of the projects it supports, including education programmes at no-fee primary schools and the Cape Parrot Project.
The Cape parrot is endemic to South Africa and its BirdLife South Africa’s Bird of the Year for 2023.