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|All years||Observers: 1221||Cards: 87407||Records: 4622032||Incidentals: 355287||Pentads: 11765 (67.94%)|
|2013||Observers: 414||Cards: 5816||Records: 299118||Incidentals: 24919||Pentads: 2509 (14.49%)|
|WinterMAP||Observers: 175||Cards: 634||Records: 28765||Incidentals: 3092||Pentads: 492 (2.84%)|
|4DY and 3456 in 2013|
Get all 576 pentads in the four degrees of 'Greater Gauteng' to YELLOW in 2013
Get 3456 checklists in total (average of 6 lists per pentad!)
|more info...||2013 map|
|Pentad with 0 cards||260||45.14%|
|Pentad with 1 or more cards||316||54.86%|
|Pentad with 2 or more cards||173||30.03%|
|Pentad with 3 or more cards||104||18.06%|
|Pentad with 4 or more cards||68||11.81%|
|Total cards submitted in 2013||1235|
|Total percentage submitted in 2013||35.73%|
|747 Challenge - 7 cards, 4 degrees, 7 months.|
|Surveys needed to reach target||Pentads||Cards to go|
|Total cards needed||1|
|Pentads with 7 cards or more||575 (99.83%)|
|Date of survey||Pentad||Compiler|
|2013-04-01||2645_2635||van Dyk, William|
|2013-05-21||2830_3120||Cox, John and Kim|
|2013-05-21||2840_3115||Cox, John and Kim|
|2013-05-21||2835_3115||Cox, John and Kim|
|2013-05-21||2840_3120||Cox, John and Kim|
|2013-05-14||2835_3120||Cox, John and Kim|
|2013-05-21||3325_2515||Kleiman, Pamela Ruth|
|2013-05-21||3310_2430||Kleiman, Pamela Ruth|
|2013-05-21||3325_2520||Kleiman, Pamela Ruth|
|2013-05-21||3340_2525||Kleiman, Pamela Ruth|
Are you a keen garden birder or you have a favourite little patch where you regularly go birding or walking? If yes, then why not get involved with the MyBirdPatch project. This is a fun and easy way to monitor birds in your area and which helps piece together the puzzle of how and why bird populations are changing. By simply recording and counting the birds that you see in your patch you will be making a valuable contribution to bird conservation in South Africa.
If you reside in the greater Cape Town area and would like to learn more, and/or get involved with the project, the ADU will be holding a MyBirdPatch workshop at the Intaka Island Environmental Centre, Century City on Saturday 8 June from 09:00 - 13:00.
The workshop programme will cover the why's and how's of the project with a demonstration of the MyBirdPatch web portal where the data is captured and submitted. There is no cost for the workshop and both novice and experienced birders are welcome.
Participants are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the sights and sounds of this magnificent urban wetland reserve.
To reserve a seat please confirm your attendance by sending an email to Dirk Lombard - email@example.com Space is limited so book early!
For directions to the Eco-Centre click here
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We get regular queries from observes about confirmation emails or Out of Range forms not being received. Some of these have to do with downtime on our servers which is usually due to network maintenence at UCT or installation of cables etc. However, often this has to do with email just not arriving and these usually relate to ISP (Internet Service Provider) issues along the email route. Ultimately, there is not much we can do about 'lost' emails as once the email leaves the UCT mail servers it is at the mercy of communication routes to your ISP.
We do have an archive G-mail account which stores all outgoing email so we are able to at least track those emails that have successfully been routed through the UCT email network. Our 'rule of thumb' is that if the email appears in our G-mail account then it has successfully routed via the outgoing server and has left the UCT campus.
We do appreciate that observers like to receive confirmations that their submissions have successfully arrived and been processed but should you not receive confirmation emails or ORFs (for whatever reason) please take note of the following steps that you can take to check whether your cards have been successfully submitted to the ADU and how to access your ORFs:
1. Check your spam folder
Firstly it is important to check your email spam folder for any confirmation or ORF emails. Because these emails all start with the same text in the subject line, spam filters recognise these as possible spam messages and automaticalkly move them to your spam folder. If you do not find anything in your spam folder go to point 2.
2. Check the home page submission list
Within 5-10 minutes after you have submitted your cards (via DMS, On-line or Lynx) go the website and on the home page, bottom left, you can view the most recent cards that have been submitted and processed. If you can see your cards then you know that your cards have successfully arrived at the ADU and have been processed and are safely in the database.
3. Check your own cards
To check whether you have any ORFs, click on 'cards' in the menu OR you can go to 'my data' and then 'my cards' - remember you will need to be logged in to see these menu items! This will list all your cards with the most recently submitted cards on top. By clicking on a card, it will open and your list of species will be displayed on the right-hand side. ORFs (incl. Regional Rarities, RRFs or National Rarities, NRFs) will be highlighted in red, under the Code heading (see below). By clicking on the ORF link you will be able to open the PDF and then you can save the PDF to your hard drive.
What should I do if i can't find my cards on the website?
If it appears that your cards have not been processed, and you use the DMS, please resubmit all your data (go to Tools --> Resubmit all data). This will send all your data but only new cards will be processed and incorportaed into the database. DMS users should also be aware that the 'Submitted to project' banner on your cards is just a flag to indicate that you submitted the data - it does not necessarily mean that it has successfully arrived at the ADU!
We do apologise if you are not receiving your confirmation emails but hope the above helps and is useful. At the very least this can assist you in confirming that your cards have successfully reached the ADU. Further queries can be directed to Doug Harebottle
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Together with Intaka Island Eco-Centre, the ADU will be hosting a bird atlasing workshop at this popular Cape Town birding venue on Saturday 11 May. So if you would like to learn more about atlasing, SABAP2 and citizen science, or just brush up on some of your atlasing skills please register for the workshop by confirming your attendance with Dirk Lombard at firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday 8 May.
There is no charge for the workshop and space is limited so book your place as early as possible. Please note that lunch will be for your own account and we recommend bringing a light picnic lunch which can be enjoyed at some of the picnic areas within the reserve many of which overlook the constructed wetlands in the reserve as can be seen in the image on the left.
There will be opportunities to do some birding and/or photography so bring your binos and cameras.
Here is the breakdown of the programme for the day:
What to bring?
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