Elize Fourie is the project leader of the Rose-ringed Parakeet Project at the University of the Witwatersrand. These birds are listed as a Category 2 Invasive Species in South Africa and the aim of the project is to further investigate the occurrence, distribution, ecology and behaviour of these birds in Gauteng.
She has been receiving data on sightings and roosting/breeding locations of these birds from the citizens of Gauteng. Hereby, she has found that these birds may tend to feed, roost or nest in residential estates. Therefore, she is contacting us to find out whether we have sighted these birds at in our estate and also whether these birds feed, nest or roost in Glen Austin.
If you have any information on these birds or know of any breeding/roosting sites in your estate or anywhere else, please contact Elize on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit any data to the project by following this link: http://goo.gl/forms/OvbdSanz4B.
The Rose-ringed Parakeet Project
University of the Witwatersrand