This subproject was set up a number of years ago to monitor the fastest urbanization zone in South Africa and, therefore potentially the most impactful on the birdlife. There are 576 pentads to be covered, 144 for each of the 4 degrees
The Turn GP 4Degrees Green subproject is very much a joint effort. Werner Van Goethem provides regular social media updates and the Wits Bird Club Atlassing Committee (which includes two of their satellite clubs; West Rand Bird Club and East Rand Bird Club) actively organises outings to target virgin pentads within the Gauteng 4 Degree Square, on an annual basis. There are also individuals that will tackle areas with previously little coverage. Shaun McGillewie from Rustenburg Bird Club is also involved. Please contact the SABAP2 team (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to get in touch with any of these organisers.
The Coverage map shows the project coverage on a pentad scale. To view a more detailed summary of an area, open the relevant areas coverage map from the top menu.
To view the pentad information, click on the pentad, to open a pentad summary, double click.
A 5 minute x 5 minute coordinate grid super-imposed over the continent for spatial reference.