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If you enjoy counting birds, get into your car and join CAR. We monitor trends in populations and habitat use of over 30 species of birds.




Bird Counting is a census of birds performed annually by volunteer birdwatchers. The purpose is to provide population data for use in science, especially conservation biology, by determining findings about our natural habitats and the birds that use them.If repeated at regular intervals, the counts allow us to track changes in bird population. Each individual count is performed by at least 10 volunteers who then break up into small parties and follow assigned routes counting every bird they see.

We at CAR administer bird road counts in Southern Africa which are performed seasonally (Summer and Winter).

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