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Special issue of Ostrich in memory of Phil Hockey
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:45

Following the sad and untimely passing of Phil Hockey in January 2013, BIrdLife South Africa suggested that a special issue of Ostrich be published in memory of Phil as a leading and influential African ornithologist.

"The Life and Times of Dr Jane Goodall - in celebration of her 80th year"
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:00

Fitz Advisory Board member, Ms Harriet Nimmo was instrumental is arranging for Dr Jane Goodall to present a lecture as part of the Vice-Chancellors' open lecture series.

Bumper FitzPatrick Institute student graduations in 2011
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 14:45

We are delighted to announce that the FitzPatrick Institute has had a bumper year for post-graduate student outputs. No less than 26 students, supported and/or supervised by the Institute’s Centre of Excellence graduated during 2011 – 7 PhD, 12 MSc and 7 BSc Honours students.

PhD opportunity at the FitzPatrick Institute: Investigating plumage polymorphism in Black Sparrowhawks
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 13:00

We invite applications for the above full-time study opportunity at the FitzPatrick Institute.

MSc project opportunity: The evolutionary ecology of an avian contact zone
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 13:30

An MSc project (2012-2013) is offered in the Molecular Ecology and Evolution Programme of three Departments of Genetics at the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Birds as Keys to Biodiversity Conservation at the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute oaf African Ornithology (UCT) and the Department of Biology, Lund University.

Fitz News in Africa Birds and Birding: "New research boat tracks African Penguins' prey."
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 13:45

The African Penguin Spheniscus demersus, the only penguin species in Africa and confined to Namibia and South Africa, is now Endangered.

Fitz News in Africa - Birds & Birding: "I want more! Family feuds over food"
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 13:00

When most of us think of parent birds feeding a brood of nestlings, it conjures up an image of familial harmony. But this could not be further from the truth as beneath this veneer of cooperation and altruism lies a complex network of optimal investments and subversive strategies.

Niven Library 50th Anniversary Book Sale
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:30

The Niven Library at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute is holding a 50th Anniversary Sale of ornithological books. This is your chance to purchase out of print and collector’s books while at the same time supporting African ornithology.