The Barberton Bird Club is in the fourth year of a bird survey in the reserve. Their knowledge contributed significantly to understanding the species variety and the data will contribute to the management plan of the reserve. To date more than 300 bird species have been identified.
“The highlight of the year so far is the recent welcome rains which we are hoping will bring the wetland areas alive and produce even more interesting species. For the past couple of months it’s been a bit dry so this change in the weather could make things even more exciting. A couple of young, energetic and extremely capable Nelspruit birders are also assisting with the project and we are extremely pleased that people from further a field are beginning to realize what a gem of a nature reserve we are monitoring.” Marjorie Nuns says.
The survey takes place every second Sunday of every month. Club members meet at Barberton Pick & Pay Centre early in the morning and cover designated areas within the reserve. People who are interested in joining the club or that would like to go along on a Sunday birding trip in the reserve are welcome to make arrangements with: Marjorie Nuns on Tel: (013) 712-7449.