Bird Sightings

Seen an interesting bird?  Then let us know by submitting a record on our on-line database.  It is easy to do but if you need some instructions take a look at the Submit Sightings Page.  To view the latest sightings just click on the menu item for Latest Sightings.

Some birds are not uncommon in other parts of the country or around our coasts, but may be in Buckinghamshire.  If you want to see just how scarce a particular species is then take a look at the Bucks List.

Upcoming Club Events

Events

Indoor Meeting Tales from Concrete Jungles

5 Apr 2018 - 19:30 to 22:00

at Wendover Memorial Hall, , Wendover (Lat/Long 51.7662 and -0.739901)

Tales from Concrete Jungles” presented by David Lindo (The Urban Birder).

 

David is a naturalist, writer, broadcaster, speaker, photographer, wildlife tour leader and educationist. Some of you may also know David as ‘The Urban Birder’. He encourages people in towns and cities to get connected to nature through his TV appearances, talks and articles.

David has been interested in natural history and in particular birds since before he could walk. In his book ‘The Urban Birder’, his mum recalls him going missing, aged 3, during a family gathering. A search party was dispatched and Mrs Lindo eventually found her son standing outside a churchyard, watching Magpies. Born and raised in London, David loves anything nature, but birds has been his particular obsession.

When it comes to urban birding, he’s forever on the lookout. The sky is his canvas and it’s amazing what you can see when you look up; birds of prey, swirling swifts, migrating thrushes, raucous crows. It’s a beautiful world up there.

His main passion is for urban birds and he spends his time doing as much as he can to promote the appreciation and conservation of the birds that share our city lives. He travels the world encouraging people to open their eyes, ears, hearts and minds and soon they’ll be linked into the nature around them

David’s talk will be full of infectious enthusiasm and is likely to be wide-ranging, taking us through his birding adventures in South America (Black Vultures in Lima, Peru; Great Egret, Inca Terns and Pelicans flying past on the coast), a visit to Machu Picchu with fabulous eye-level views of American Kestrel. Then a journey down to Punta Arenas in Chile (with Imperial Cormorants [Shags], Kelp Geese, Flying Steamer Ducks, the Kelp (or Southern Black-backed) Gull) and also covering Antarctica – that stunning continent and his encounters with Gentoo & Chinstrap Penguins, plus the many species of Albatross and Petrel seen on his trip.

Warning: For those people travelling to this meeting along the A413 Amersham road, there will be roadworks just outside Wendover starting on 3rd April for one week.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane and temporary traffic lights will be in operation. These will be approx. 300 metres or so before the roundabout at the start/end of the Wendover bypass; (between Wendover Dean and Wendover).  Maybe best to come a different way or allow some extra time.


Contact Jonathan Seabrook - IndoorMeetings@bucksbirdclub.co.uk

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