Bird Monitoring

Monthly bird counts are conducted in and around the Groot River and its estuary to determine the system’s life supporting potential. This data is fed into the citizen science platform CWAC (coordinated waterbird count) hosted by the University of Cape Town to add to the long-term database for the area – a database that stretches over 15 years.

With a view to compiling a comprehensive Groot River report, some of the topics to be covered in future research will involve monitoring invertebrates and assessing the impact of bridges as well as estuary usage.