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Hot Birds Project on Carte Blanche Sunday 17 Nov!
Our Hot Birds Project will be on Carte Blanche (Sunday 17 Nov). With researchers from U.Pretoria, SANBI and other local and overseas institutions, we have for the last 10 years been researching how Kalahari birds are responding to global heating.
Unravelling francolin taxonomy
A Fitz team recently published a paper in the African journal of ornithology 'Ostrich' elevating 14 subspecies of francolins to full species status.
International recognition for Prof Wendy Foden
Prof. Wendy Foden, MSc CB graduate and now Fitz Honorary Research Associate received the George Rabb Award for Conservation Innovation from the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Niven Library Book Sale
Support African ornithology by purchasing out of print and collector’s books from the Niven Library. The funds raised from the sale of books will go back into purchasing additional books to expand and enhance the existing ornithological collection...
Fieldwork opportunity with The Red-Winged Starling Project
We are seeking volunteers to help with feeding breeding pairs and ringing chicks from Oct-Dec 19. Gain fieldwork experience and engage with our (in)famous and fascinating campus starlings! Its is easy and fun, times arranged to fit your schedule...

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*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.