Indoor Meetings Indoor Meetings Programme 2017-18

There are seven indoor meetings this season.
Meetings are on Friday evenings at Gospel Oak Methodist Church, London NW3 2NT.

Friday 19 January 2018
The Wild Life - More Wildlife Photographs from Tom Mason
Tom is a wildlife photographer who has enthralled us previously with how he sets about capturing his amazing wildlife photographs. He will be updating us on his recent projects including Owls of Serbia and inspiring us for a new birdwatching year.
Speaker's website
followed by
Annual General Meeting 2018 (covering the Sept 2016-June 2017 season). Minutes of the previous AGM have been posted with documents


Friday 16 February 2018
Wader Quest with Rick and Elis Simpson
Waders are under more global pressure today than at any time previously particularly long-distance migrants. Rick and Elis Simpson are joint founders of the charity Wader Quest that aims to get more people directly involved in wader conservation. Rick is a speaker, writer and artist and Elis a photographer.
Speaker's website


Friday 16 March 2018
Speyside Wildlife talk - Winter Wildlife of South East Spain with Julian Sykes
Speyside Wildlife runs many birdwatching tours both in the UK and abroad. Julian is an experienced and popular tour guide with them. A Yorkshireman, he spent many years in Scotland and now lives in Spain where he runs his own wildlife holiday business.
Speaker's website


Friday 27 April 2018
Birds of Sri Lanka with Jonathan Forgham
Jonathan retired from school teaching to set up a science enhancement and communication company. He is a birder keen on all natural history and his home patch is Much Hadham in Hertfordshire. He has entertained us twice previously and this time will be talking about birds of Sri Lanka. Jonathan has developed a close bond with both the people and the country.
Speaker's website where there's a blog of his July 2017 visit to Sri Lanka.


Earlier this season

Friday 15 September 2017
The Dreda Farrell Memorial Lecture. This talk is FREE thanks to a legacy left by founding member Dreda Farrell.
Estuary Wildlife and Habitats in Essex and Suffolk with Alex Bass
A record (?) 40 people came to hear - and be questioned by - Alex about the birds and habitats of Essex and Suffolk estuaries. His talk included Minsmere, Rainham Marshes, Two Tree Island and Fingringhoe Wick, all of which we will be visiting this season.


Friday 20 October 2017
Which Bird Book: ID guides for the field and at home with David Allen
In a change to the published programme, David Allen, Librarian of the London Natural History Society and a regular on our Tuesday walks, gave a fascinating presentation of the sort of bird books he takes with him - and those he leaves behind. We were invited to bring our favourite ID guide for the second half of the meeting when we gathered round a table to view, handle and discuss the books.


Friday 17 November 2017
Best Birdwatching Sites in Dorset with Neil Gartshore
Dorset's bird life is among the best in the UK with just over 420 species recorded. Most hot spots are by the coast but there is good birding throughout the county. Neil is based in Dorset and is a freelance bird surveyor, natural history book seller, tour guide, writer and lecturer. He is also the editor of The Birdwatcher's Yearbook. Neil was asked to write the 6th in the ‘Best Birdwatching Sites’ series. It was fascinating to hear what was involved in writing this Dorset book. Our virtual trip around some of the sites sparked off memories of MBS weekends in Portland, with visits to Arne and Radipole, as well as encouraging people to visit other parts of Dorset. Speaker's website


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