BirdLife SA Virtual Birdfair 30-31 July 2021

19 Jul 2021 - 12:30

BirdLife SA are holding their Virtual African Bird Fair on Friday and Saturday, 30-31 July 2021. All you need to do to be part of this two-day FREE event, is to register. FitzPatrick staff and students will be presenting at 09h00 on Saturday July 31. 

To register, please go to:  Download the full programme, including information on the speakers here

The schedule for the Fitz session from 09h00-10h30 on Saturday July 31 is: 

Introduction: Prof. Peter Ryan
Jess Lund : Perfect cheats: the remarkable arms race between Fork-tailed Drongos and African Cuckoos
Kailen Padayachee : Temporal and spatial changes in DDT: a global systematic review
Timothy Aikins : Islands of fertility created by Sociable Weaver colonies
Benjamin Murphy : Studying Fork-tailed Drongos in the Kalahari
Olufemi Olubodun : Breeding biology of Pygmy Falcons – a nest associate of Sociable Weaver colonies
Cameron Blair : Development and variation in Greater Honeyguide guiding calls
Oluwadunsin Adekola : Extent and symmetry of tail moult in Amur Falcons
Prof. Andrew McKechnie :Avian mortality in an extreme heat event: a sign of things to come?
Dr Susan Miller :Are Cape Sugarbirds ready for climate change?
Stefan Schoombie : Remote sensing motion: Biologging fine-scale seabird movements