Indoor Meetings Indoor Meetings Programme 2019-20

During the Sept 2019 - June 2020 season seven Indoor Meetings are to be held on Friday evenings at Gospel Oak Methodist Church, London NW3 2NT.

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Friday 18 October 2019
Saffron Summerfield - When Birds Sing
Saffron Summerfield is a musician, composer, passionate bird observer and bird song recordist. When Birds Sing is a digitally illustrated talk which combines latest scientific research and human reaction to bird song, illustrated with her own field recordings, sonograms and music.


Friday 15 November 2019
Gary Prescott - The Biking Birder
Gary, a special needs teacher from Worcestershire, has always been a keen birder, cyclist and promoter of environmental causes. He will be talking about his Biking Birder adventures, telling stories from his three years on the road as he cycled around the UK visiting every RSPB and Wildlife & Wetlands Trust nature reserve.
Speaker's website


Friday 24 January 2020
Mark Pearson - Seabird Nirvana: Bempton Cliffs & Filey Bay
Mark is an ecologist, nature writer, speaker, wildlife guide, conservationist, expert birder and a passionate and engaging communicator. In this talk, he takes us to one of Yorkshire's most iconic and breath-taking panoramas and the best bay for birds on the east coast.
Speaker's website


Friday 21 February 2020
Rick and Elis Simpson - An Inspiration of Waders
The founders of Wader Quest spoke to us before about their work supporting shorebird conservation. This talk explores how waders have inspired people, the arts, culture, myths & legends and how they are, in themselves, a most inspiring group of birds. The final act is to suggest a collective noun for the mixed or unidentified clouds of waders such as we see over our estuaries in winter.
Speaker's website


Friday 20 March 2020
Ashley Grove - Jewels of The Gambia
Ashley and his wife run Experience Nature offering birding holidays at home and abroad. Ashley’s talks are known to be informative and colourful and show his true passion for wildlife and the great outdoors. He regularly visits The Gambia and will share his experiences of this country.
Speaker's website


Friday 24 April 2020
*Joint Meeting with London Bird Club*
Dominic Couzens - Birding a Local Patch
Dominic is a writer and field trip leader. He is passionate about sharing his experience and knowledge of bird behaviour. He has written many books and is a frequent contributor to birding and wildlife magazines. Drawing on his experience as the Patch-watcher at Longham Lakes, Dorset, he will fully cover all the many delights and frequent disadvantages of being a Patch-watcher.
Speaker's website


Earlier this season

Friday 20 September 2019
Jeff Blincow - Birdwatching in Yunnan
28 people attended our first Indoor Meeting of the season. Following a talk about Bhutan in March 2017, Jeff returned to describe his three-week winter trip to the Chinese province of Yunnan. Jeff showed us wonderful photos of colourful birds but also talked about tourists, photography and conservation, trees, fungi, dragonflies and even dinosaurs! After a short refreshment break, we held the 38th AGM of the Marylebone Birdwatching Society covering the Sept 2018 – June 2019 season.


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