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We founded the EBC in 2014, intending to focus on the habitats and birds of the Eastern Escarpment with its rich biodiversity. Whilst founded in Dullstroom, we are broad-based drawing members from the Blyde Canyon in the north down to Chrissiesmeer in the South. We are affiliated to BirdLife South Africa (BLSA) who have invited us to be the Local Conservation Group for the Steenkampsberg Important Bird (and Biodiversity) Area.

Our plans flow from our strategic vision and we intend to include all of the following activities in our annual program:

Bird monitoring and research:
Atlasing (SABAP2)
Birds in Reserves (BIRP)
Bird ringing
Citizen Scientist Training

IBA Monitoring & Stewardship:
Adopting BLSA guidelines
Biodiversity stewardship
Corporate sponsor program
Conservation partnerships
Birder Friendly Establishments program
Publishing a Guide to Birding the Mpumalanga Escarpment

Club activities and events:
Members’ meetings
Birding outings
Birding tours
Birding Big Day
Annual Escarpment Bird Fair

Education & Training:
Birding courses
Bird guide training
Outreach courses to schools
Job creation opportunities

In pursuit of these activities, we intend to establish chapters in both the Northern and Southern Districts of Mpumalanga.