Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2

South Africa, eSwatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi

a member of the African Bird Atlas Project

Coverage summary: Wakkerstroom 4 Subproject

The Wakkerstroom Bird Club manages the Wakkerstroom 4 Subproject, and John Burchmore co-ordinates it on behalf of the Wakkerstroom Bird Club. WBC is a small club with 72 members but of those only 6 are actively atlasing the subproject. They therefore rely on visiting birders who visit Wakkerstroom and the surrounding areas to assist with the subproject coverage. The 'Wakkerstroom 4', refers to the four quarter- degree squares 2730AA, AB, AC and AD used by Warwick and Michele Tarboton in their publication WAKKERSTROOM Bird and Nature Guide. These quarter–degree squares have been divided into 110 pentads. The bigger picture: the Green Escarpment Mpumalanga (GEM) Subproject has pentads north west of Heyshope Dam that border on pentads in the Wakkerstroom bird and nature guide. The decision was made to create the Wakkerstroom 4 Subproject and in so doing, green the area, which would then link with GEM, resulting in an area stretching from the Wakkerstroom Grasslands up to Graskop/Sabie by way of the SAPPI sponsored GEM Subproject. This “green” area could link up in time with the Greater Kruger National Park Subproject. To date 73 pentads have been covered, that is 4 or more full protocol cards have been received. There is still more atlasing to be done, any birders/atlasers who are visiting Wakkerstroom should contact the club Chairman Brian Guerin or John Burchmore for more information. Contact SABAP2 at for more details.


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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.

Available downloads for this section

Download species summary (CSV FORMAT)

Download species monthly summary (CSV FORMAT) NOTE: This download contains Reporting Rate per month data from Full Protocol submissions only

Download species monthly summary per pentad (CSV FORMAT) NOTE: This download contains Reporting Rate per month data from Full Protocol submissions only

Download Full and Adhoc protocol card headers (CSV FORMAT)

Download the KML layer for Google Earth

This data can be uploaded/linked directly into any GIS software which supports geoJSON protocols, such as QGIS. More information on geoJSON can be found at

Add a geoJSON Vector layer to you project, pointing to the following link:

Please note that geoJSON files are mostly used by users of GIS software who want to do further analyses. For most users the coverage maps on the website will be sufficient, for example you can zoom in to see the specific pentad information. However, if you want to analyse the data in more detail follow these steps. First install a GIS programme such as QGIS (it is free). You will then have to download the species's geoJSON file under the species maps in the Downloads tab (for example for this maps data). The following short tutorial will then explain to you how to load the map into QGIS using the URL of the geoJSON page - Click here


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