Bird Club – BirdLife Free State

More about the bird club:

BirdLife Free State was established in 1977. We have around 100 members, mainly from Bloemfontein, but also from other parts of the Free State and surrounding areas. Club activities include day outings to birding spots that can be reached from Bloemfontein for a day, and week-end outings in summer. Once a year we undertake longer trips for a week to 10 days. Evening meetings are held quarterly at the Free State Archives on the first Thursday of March, June, September, and December.

Located in the Grassland Biome birding can be challenging – and exciting – with many larks and pipits to be seen. Soetdoring Nature Reserve is on our doorstep and offers a variety of habitats ranging from grassland, riverine bush along the Modderriver and rocky outcrops. In summer a day list could reach more than 80 species. The adjacent Soutpan area includes a huge salt pan attracting large numbers of waterbirds in the rainy season.

Membership options:

All members of BirdLife Free State are required to be members of BirdLife South Africa. Club membership fees are added to the BirdLife South Africa membership fee. Family members (spouses and children) may join at half the price of the club membership fee for the main member.

Catchment area:

Activities are based in Bloemfontein, although we have members from all over the Free State.

Contact details:

Mobile: 082 382 1341 

Mobile: 078 043 4975

Mobile: 082 553 9528

Meeting venue name:

Auditorium of the Free State Archives
GPS: -29.116363158839462, 26.19040428643709
Language: Afrikaans and English