• 1 Karkloof Road, Howick
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  • 1 Karkloof Road, Howick
  • 033-330-3036

Cattle Egret & Heron Research

Cattle Egret and Heron Research

 

As part of her Masters research, Jennifer Cele is investigating the roost sites, habitat use and feeding habits of these species.

 

She is registered in the School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus under the supervision of  Prof. Colleen Downs.

 

To better understand the current status of these birds in our province, UKZN would greatly appreciate reports of any sightings of Cattle Egrets and various heron species, especially, but not limited to, their roosting and feeding sites on farmlands and in urban areas of KwaZulu-Natal.

 

Please contact Jennifer Cele email:  JCele01@gmail.com (cc Prof Downs downs@ukzn.ac.za) or telephone 033-2605127 (during office hours). “

 

FreeMe KZN has been assisting with this research by providing DNA collection, biometric recording, admission factors and release data on the Cattle Egret and Heron patients admitted to FreeMe KZN.