26 March 2015
Since February, SANCCOB has admitted 32 Cape Gannets to its centre in Table View, Cape Town. Most of the birds have been weak and underweight juveniles that have left their nests for the first time and are struggling to find food. The majority of the birds have been rescued from the False Bay Area and admitted to SANCCOB’s seabird centre. Today, SANCCOB released the first five gannets offshore from Robben Island after being successfully rehabilitated.
If you would like to make a contribution in aid of SANCCOB’s work to care for these beautiful birds, please visit our website www.sanccob.co.za/donate. If you do spot any of these (or other birds) in distress or in a weak state, urgently call SANCCOB’s24-hour emergency seabird rescue service:
- Western Cape region: 021 557 6155 and 078 638 3731 (after hours & weekends)
- Eastern Cape region: 042 298 0160 and 082 890 0207 (after hours & weekends)
24 March 2015
A large number of Swift tern chicks are undergoing rehabilitation at SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) after leaping from a high-rise building in the V&A Waterfront. The recent rise in temperatures in Cape Town caused most of the adult birds to temporarily leave the nests in order to escape the heat. Unfortunately, many of the the chicks followed suit without being able to properly fly yet and plummeted to the bottom of the building.