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Birds on Campus

Grahamstown has a diversity of bird habitats, and the RU Department of Zoology & Entomology - in collaboration with the Diaz Cross Bird Club - has recorded 115 species of birds in the Botanical Gardens, which lies adjacent to the university campus. 

In line with the Environmental Sustainability Policy, Rhodes University supports conservation of biodiversity, which enhances ecosystem functioning.

If you find a bird nesting in or on a building where it may contribute to building damage or potential health and safety issues, please do not remove it. After the young birds have flown the nest, RU Building Maintenance should clean the area and put up netting or a bird-scarer, so that the same site is not re-used.

Contacts:

RU Department of Zoology & Entomology: ornithologists in the department may be pleased to hear about unusual or rare species on campus, and also provide information and advice about them.

RU Building Maintenance: provides the service of removing inappropriately sited nests (AFTER the young birds have flown the nest) and any other items affecting building/infrastructure. Tel extension 8421 / 7439 or visit Building Maintenance.

Diaz Cross Bird Club: members may also be pleased to hear about unusual or rare species on campus, and also provide information and advice about them.

Go to the Rhodes University ENVIRONMENT front page. Suggestions/Questions? Contact environment(at)ru.ac.za

 

Last Modified: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 22:16:39 SAST