EBwS 4th Conservation Conference - Saturday March 17th 2018

Coastal and Marshland Birds of Essex

Writtle University College,Northumberland Lecture Theatre, Lordship Road, Writtle, CM1 3RP

Tickets are priced at £20 adult (accompanied under 16's £5) and include refreshments and lunch and are now available from Secretary Lesley Collins, 07515 338999 or email essexbirdwatchingsociety@gmail.com

There is a limit of 100 delegates so don't miss out, get your tickets early!

08:45-09:45   Registration and refreshments – with time to view the exhibits and displays            10:00-10:05   Welcome address by GERRY JOHNSON MBNA, EBwS Chairman

10:05-10:40    “CONSERVING THE COASTAL BIRDS OF ESSEX – REFLECTIONS FROM 30-YEARS ON THE FRONT LINE” Dr CHRIS GIBSON FBNA, Ecologist, Conservationist, Broadcaster and Author

10:50-11:25    “BREEDING SEASON POPULATIONS OF WADERS – WINNERS AND LOSERS” Dr DAWN BALMER, BTO Ecologist, Head of Surveys and National Survey Coordinator

11:35-12:10   “NEW MOON ON THE WANE – THE CURSE OF THE CURLEWS” RICK SIMPSON, Wader Quest

12:20-13:40   ’Light’ sandwich lunch break – time for informal discussions with speakers and to view the displays  

13:40-14:15   “LITTLE TERNS – BIG CHALLENGES” SUE RENDELL-READ, RSPB Ecologist, Project Manager EU LIFE and Little Tern Project

14:25-15:00   “WATER BIRDS OF THE COAST IN WINTER"  Dr TERESA FROST, BTO Ecologist Wetland Birds Survey National Organiser

15:10-15:45   “DEVELOPMENT OF RESERVES – FROM RAINHAM TO WALLASEA" GRAHAM WHITE, RSPB Senior Wetland Ecologist

15:55-16:30      Summing up and ‘Grand Raffle’ draw 

Kind donations are aleady being received for the Grand Raffle and we sincerely thank everyone for these.

Tickets will be going on sale at our Februay indoor meeting 

Bushnell 10X42 TROPHY 2016 Binoculars in green www.bushnell.com

Bushnell 16MP HD Essential E3 Tan, Low Glow, Box www.bushnell.com

Hawke Nature Trek 8 x 32 Binoculars from www.deben.com

A 3 day break for 2 with dinner, bed & breakfast at The Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey www.bwwc.co.uk

2 x Mounted Prints from Alan Bedding www.alanbeddinggallery.co.uk

Framed Photograph from Andrew Neal www.andrewneal.gallery

£15 voucher for Rohan Outdoor clothing www.rohan.co.uk

Feeder and bird feed www.birdfood.co.uk

1 year free subscription of British Birds magazine www.britishbirds.co.uk

1 Year Premium subscription to www.birdjournal.co.uk 

DVD promised from Paul Doherty www.birdvideodvd.com

Day trip for 2 people from Swallow Birding www.swallowbirding.co.uk 

Opticron Savanna R PC 8x33 binoculars www.opticron.co.uk

Swarovski OPTIK Wristwatch WWW.SWAROVSKIOPTIK.COM

DVD & Book from Dave Gosney www.easybirder.co.uk

Predator proof nest box www.birdsandbees.co.uk