July 2017 Graduation
At the July 2017 ceremony, the Fitz had 3 PhDs, 1 MSc, 10 Conservation Biology MSc and 1 BSc Hons amongst the graduates - congratulations all!
Peter Ryan awarded SANCOR's Gilchrist Medal
Peter Ryan has been awarded the Gilchrist Medal by the The South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (SANCOR)
Hot Birds project: Research assistant opportunity
We invite applications for a full-time 5-6 month research assistant opportunity on our Hot Birds Project based at the Kuruman River Reserve.
Post-doctoral Fellowship opportunity
We are currently inviting applications for a full-time Post-doctoral research opportunity in our Western Indian Ocean seabirds and climate change project. Closing date: July 31, 2017
African Birdlife
We have a regular feature in African Birdlife - The FitzPatrick Report. 'Up where we belong' by Rob Little (Vol 5 (5) July/August 2017) showcases Ornithology at UCT's achievement of third place in the World University rankings.


Report any sightings of ringed Swift Terns - details on the Fitz News page here.


DST-NRF Centre of Excellence*

*Funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through the National Research Foundation (NRF)

The Institute would like to thank Jill Adams and particularly Norman Arlott for permission to use their illustrations.