Conservation of the Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing
The Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing breeds on the steppes of Kazakhstan and migrates to north-east Africa via Russia and the Middle East. Birds also migrate to India and Pakistan. This talk by Rob Sheldon will focus on the research and conservation work that has been undertaken since 2005 on the breeding grounds of Kazakhstan as well as many of the range states along the migration routes.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – BIRDS, BISON, BEARS and more
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – BIRDS, BISON, BEARS and more – we are joined again by Duncan Macdonald from ‘Speyside Wildlife’, starting with a pictorial journey with the spectacular backdrop of the Teton Mountains then north to Yellowstone NP and finishing at “Old Faithful” the famous geyser; the Grande Prismatic Pool, bubbling mud and the travertine terraces at Mammot
WILDLIFE of CUBA
WILDLIFE of CUBA – Graham Ekins takes us to the amazing island of Cuba with an incredible variety of endemic birds, reptiles and insects. Fabulous reserves from the forested areas to the beaches and mangroves. Giant Kingbird, Bare-legged Owl, Tawny-shouldered Blackbird, Cuban Nightjar, Blue-headed Quail-dove will all feature. Highly recommended
WILDLIFE of EASTERN EUROPE
WILDLIFE of EASTERN EUROPE – ’Swallow Birding’ tour guide Steve Grimwade takes us on a fantastic journey through Poland, Hungary, Belarus and Bulgaria showcasing the amazing variety of Birds, Butterflies & Flowers of this unspoilt region. Not to be missed
HATFIELD FOREST - ITS HISTORY, MANAGEMENT AND WILDLIFE
HATFIELD FOREST - ITS HISTORY, MANAGEMENT AND WILDLIFE - David Simmonds
BIRDS of the RUSSIAN FAR EAST
BIRDS of the RUSSIAN FAR EAST – This is Chris Collins most popular talk reviewing the birds and wildlife of this amazing, but rarely visited region. It includes photographs of Siberian Rubythroat, Steller’s Sea-eagle, Horned & Tufted Puffin, Ribbon Seal plus the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Kakapo - Owl Parrot of New Zealand (AGM at 7:30pm)
KAKAPO – OWL PARROT of NEW ZEALAND – Ed Keeble introduces us to the endemic Kakapo, one of the world’s rarest and most extraordinary birds. It came close to extinction in the latter half of the 20th Century and is currently subject to one of the most intensive recovery programmes ever attempted.
Due to the cancellation of the March Indoor Meeting the AGM will take place at 7:30pm prior to this talk.
Wildlife of Eastern Europe (AGM at 19:30) - CANCELLED
DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The AGM will now take place on 6th April before the April Indoor Meeting and the talk on WILDLIFE of EASTERN EUROPE has been rescehduled for Friday 7th September.
WILDLIFE of EASTERN EUROPE – ‘Swallow Birding’ tour guide Steve Grimwade takes us on a fantastic journey through Poland, Hungary, Belarus and Bulgaria showcasing the amazing variety of birds, butterflies & flowers of this unspoilt region.
Nightjars, Woodlarks & Dartford Warblers
NIGHTJARS, WOODLARKS & DARTFORD WARBLERS – Dr Greg Conway, Research Ecologist with the Terrestrial Ecology Team at the BTO enlightens us about these special species often seen on our Field Trip Meetings, especially when on heathlands or in the unique ‘Brecklands’ area of Suffolk and Norfolk.
Wildlife of Thailand
WILDLIFE of THAILAND – Ecologist Graham Ekins shows us some of the wintering and resident birds of fabulous Thailand, with its diversity of wildlife and habitats; from the saltpans south of Bangkok with Eastern Long-billed Curlews, Malaysian Plovers, Spoon-billed Sandpipers, Nordmann’s Greenshank and flocks of Great Knot. West to the vast tropical forests of Kaeng Krachen, rich in insects, mammals and birds, to coastal Krabi and the upland forests of Khao Luang. Then north and the 3 forested mountains of Doi Inthanon, Doi Lang and Doi Ang Khang with their wealth of wintering Asian species including 25 warblers, numerous flycatchers, thrushes plus Himalayan species. Will two-hours be enough?