Bird Talks

Geoff Shannon

These talks are standalone sessions open to anybody who is interested in learning more about birds and their life. We meet about once a month during the term. I am scheduling three talks for the last term of 2020. Anyone interested should register but each session is stand alone so come to one or many.

Talk 1.  Birding and what can I do to help. This session is for those who are interested in helping birdlife. The term used these days is citizen science and I will discuss what this means. There are many opportunities to participate as a citizen scientist with almost any level of knowledge, ability and time. New ideas for this time of restricted travel.  So, if you’d like to know what you can do to help preserve our birdlife, come along.

Talk 2.  Birding in a foreign land. This session I will discuss the difficulties I found in birding in a totally new place and using my experience of a recent trip to Ethiopia, late last year. Despite over 50 years of birding experience I found I still had an awful lot to learn.

Talk 3.  Bird movement. This session is not about aerodynamics but about how what how and why birds move from place to place such as migration, dispersion altitude migration. I will look at what happens to our local birds and how little we actually know about the movement within the island and across the straight. 

These talks are standalone sessions open to anybody who is interested in learning more about birds and their life. We meet about once a month during the term. I am scheduling three talks for the last term of 2020. Anyone interested should register but each session is stand alone so come to one or many.