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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...
Plastic pollution worsens on remote Inaccessible Island
Thousands of kilometres from any continent lies Inaccessible Island, small and isolated in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Yet, it is full of plastic and a growing proportion of it seems to come not from land, but rather from ships dumping their litter...
Juggling a "junk-food' diet
The 'Global Change and Urban Birds' research programme is investigating whether Red-winged Starlings are “junk-food dependent” by comparing the daily diet composition, activity budget and body mass gain of starlings on UCT's Upper Campus.
A predation risk experiment
The Black Sparrowhawk team has published a paper in the Royal Society journal 'Open Science' showing that birds are at a higher predation risk in dark light conditions.

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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.