Of birds, planes and a dog

If you want to know when planes are landing at or departing from Cape Town Airport, you just google it.

To find out about the activities of birds at the airport is not so easy. For that you need someone like Marius van Rooyen and his dog.

Marius will explain what he does as Senior Bird and Wildlife Officer at the first Club meeting of 2016 at Fernkloof Hall on Wednesday 20 January.

His main task is to keep birds and planes out of each other’s way by reducing birds and other wildlife on the airfield with the help of his trained Border collie. His duties include monitoring local bird life, conducting bird surveys, checking for termite nests and dealing with the occasional snake on the airfield.

The meeting begins at 19:00. 

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