As part of the Intern Development Programme, 22 CTEET interns spent four days at the Bokbaai Seaside Camp in order to perform a bioblitz. This was an invaluable opportunity for the interns to practice field-related skills such as vegetation surveys, mammal counts and designing an environmental management plan. In addition to providing excellent field experience for the interns, the data collected will help build the ever growing species lists for the site.
One of the most popular activities was the Oyster-catcher survey – a total of 52 adult birds were counted along the 6 km stretch of coastline checked. The teams counted adult birds, juveniles and any nests they saw. Even a little bit of rain didn’t scare the teams off their task, resulting in a great count!