Indoor Meetings Indoor Meetings Programme 2016-17

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

Next Indoor Meeting Friday 15th September! The new programme for September 2017 - June 2018 will be sent out July/August.


Earlier this season

Friday 16 September 2016
The Dreda Farrell Memorial Lecture. This talk is FREE thanks to a legacy left by founding member Dreda Farrell.
Birds of North Norfolk Coastal Path - Jonathan Forgham
37 people enthusiastically welcomed back Jonathan who 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 about which he has his own ‘blogspot’. His previous talk to us was very entertaining and we were not disappointed as he recounted his experience of walking the North Norfolk Coastal Path on several occasions.


Friday 21 October 2016
What’s that Wader? - David Darrell-Lambert
David is a popular speaker who gives very entertaining and informative talks on bird identification skills. We weren't disappointed! Excellent interactive talk on wader id with key features to look for on a series of birds, 2 species at a time. Sounds as well as pictures. And we were able to put David's tips to the test at Titchfield Haven the next day.
Speaker's website


Friday 18 November 2016
Wildlife of the Pantanal - James Lowen
James is author of 'Antarctic Wildlife', 'Pantanal Wildlife' and the acclaimed '52 Wildlife Weekends: a Year of British Wildlife-watching Breaks'. He is a columnist in Birdwatching Magazine and regular feature writer for BBC Wildlife. He is a photographer and lecturer and specialises in making wildlife accessible to the non-specialist. He gave us an entertaining talk about the bird and other wildlife of the fascinating Pantanal in Brazil.
Speaker's website


Friday 20 January 2017
The Unfeathered Bird - Katrina Van Grouw
Katrina is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, expert on historical bird art, a qualified bird ringer and former curator of the Natural History Museum’s bird collections. She is best known as the author and illustrator of the the bestselling book ‘The Unfeathered Bird’. She gave an entertaining and inspiring talk on the making of the Unfeathered Bird.
Speaker's website
followed by
Annual General Meeting 2017 (covering the Sept 2015-June 2016 season). Minutes will be posted with documents


Friday 17 February 2017
Hampstead Heath - London’s Countryside - Matthew Maran
Matthew Maran is a London-based photographer who has recently focused on the wildlife and landscapes of Hampstead Heath. He gave us a beautifully illustrated talk on his development as a wildlife photographer and the making of his Hampstead Heath book. Speaker's website


Friday 17 March 2017
Wildlife in Bhutan - Jeff Blincow
Jeff has been a birdwatcher all his life and has been lecturing on wildlife for many years. He has travelled far and wide across the world and his interests have taken in all aspects of wildlife. He came in 1989 to talk about Greece. On this occasion he took us on a journey across Bhutan ‘The Land of the Thunder Dragon’ which is a truly magical Himalayan country.
Speaker's website


Friday 28 April 2017
BirdTrack - Making your birding count - Stephen McAvoy
Stephen McAvoy from the British Trust for Ornithology talked to us about BirdTrack, an exciting project, through a partnership between the BTO, the RSPB, Birdwatch Ireland, the Scottish Ornithologists' Club and the Welsh Ornithological Society, that looks at migration movements and distributions of birds throughout Britain and Ireland. Several individuals and MBS as a group were interested in learning about the facilities BirdTrack provides for observers to store and manage their own personal records as well as using these to support species conservation, surveys of different habitats and contribute to migration records.


Coach Outings

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Coach Outings

Local Outings

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Local Outings

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