Our primary bird ringing / bird banding site (BDI Fynbos) is located one hour’s drive away from Cape Town, and in the heart of the Cape Winelands Region. Cape Town itself is a world-class destination known for its cosmopolitan nature, its storied history, cultural mix of African, Asian, and European influence, its breathtaking scenery, its incredible biodiversity, and its excellent wine and cuisine. Our site provides the perfect opportunity for ringing / banding African birds in a variety of habitats, with the added benefits of being easily accessible from an international airport (Cape Town International, airport code CPT), and being less than two hours’ drive from all the major attractions of Cape Town.
Our secondary bird ringing / bird banding site (BDI Bushveld) is located five hour’s drive away from Johannesburg, and two hours’ drive away from Polokwane. This site is in the heart of the Bushveld, which is known for its wild landscapes, Game Reserves, and tranquility. Our site provides the perfect opportunity for ringing / banding African birds in the Savanna Biome, with the added benefits of being accessible from an international airport (OR Tambo International, airport code JNB), and being a perfect launching point for exploring the wild north of South Africa, including Kruger National Park, Mapungubwe National Park, the Soutpansberg Mountains, and baobab country. This site is also a great launching pad for trips into Botswana or Zimbabwe.