In Search of Flower Kissers
In SEARCH of FLOWER KISSERS – Dr Michael Leach shows us some of the 300 species, from the tiny Bee Hummingbird to the giant Patagonian. Everything about ‘hummers’ is extreme; their colours, heart rate, fearless aggression and breathtaking flying abilities. This talk takes a look at one of the world’s most iconic bird species.
Involvement in Birding from the Younger Generation
INVOLVEMENT in BIRDING from the YOUNGER GENERATION; VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION WORK & BIRDING AROUND SOUTHEND – Max Helllicar, winner of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Young Birders Event 2017 in Ithaca, New York, USA, gives not 1, not 2, but 3 very different short talks from a young birders perspective.
Ecuador - Land of Swordbills & Stinkbirds
ECUADOR, LAND of SWORDBILLS & STINKBIRDS – Bill Baston shows us much about Ecuador, which has a huge variety of birds, ca.1600 species, including toucans, owls, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, tanagers, chlorophonias, cotingas, plus one of the largest birds in the world – the Andean Condor. We will visit the western & eastern slopes of the Andes as well as the lowland rainforest along the river Napo.
Spurn Bird Observatory
SPURN BIRD OBSERVATORY – Nick Whitehouse, from Spurn Bird Observatory Trust, enlightens us about the varied work & the unusual bird species seen at SBO, at the end of a 5-mile peninsular projecting out into the North Sea & subject to the elements!
Chris Galvin shows us the delights of the North West along with the best place in England to see Leach's Petrels. With superb photographs of just what is possible in North West England and North Wales.
AGM + Wildlife of the Falklands
Following AGM ant 19:30, Derek Howes takes us on an epic journey down into the southern Atlantic Ocean to the unique Falkland Islands for a view of the splendid wildlife to be found there along with a few Penguins.
Please note: 19:30 start.
Duncan Macdonald brings us splendid images and delights that can be found in various parts of the Scottish Highlands - Eagles, Ptarmigan, Capercaillie, Black Grouse and much more.
Hong Kong & Taiwan
Graham Ekins returns with Mai Po passage waders. Chinese mainland species in Long Valley & Tai Po Kau Reserves. Taiwan endemics. Plus the magical island of Lanyu for so much more.
Birds and Wildlife of Northern Cyprus
Steve Cale shows us a wealth of birds, reptiles, butterflies, insects and flowers which creates this superb Mediterranean Island. Journey with us to this amazing land.
Fighting for Birds
From the Passenger Pigeon to the Hen Harrier. Dr Mark Avery delivers a robust and compelling talk about extinction! The Passenger Pigeon was the most numerous bird species on the planet just 50-years before it was driven to extinction! How? Why? The Hen Harrier, arguably our most beautiful bird-of-prey, is NOW the most intensively persecuted bird in Britain! How? Why?
To be held at TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB