|Avian Demography Unit
Department of Statistical Sciences
University of Cape Town
One can only describe a Swift Tern as graceful, beautiful (and pretty noisy at their breeding ground!). I am very privledged to be able to do research on these amazing seabirds and really feel that this project will uncover some interesting facts about the distribution and movement patterns of these birds.
A telescope would be handy, to be able to read engraving on the red colour bands (But please don't despair, if you don't have a telescope, binoculars will do and reporting just the band colours is also important.)
For more information on the details that need to be collected, have a look at the Volunteer Form I will also keep the Field Work page udated, so that everyone can see what progress we are making.
So for all those keen 'Sea-birders' out there, please keep a watch for these birds.
And a big THANK YOU to all those of you who have already volunteered.
I would like to acknowledge and thank the following, who have made this project possible: