18th August 2017

9:30 am - 9:50 am Nick Garbutt - South Georgia - the most staggering wildlife show on earth!
With breathtaking scenery and huge numbers of seabirds and marine mammals, South Georgia offers the most staggering wildlife show on...

10:00 am - 10:20 am Tim Melling - Penguins, Prions & Petrels – Wildlife Cruising Around The Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica - Naturetrek
Naturetrek tour leader, Tim Melling, takes us on the ultimate wildlife and scenery cruise to The Falklands, South Georgia and...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Ian Newton - Hedgerows
This talk celebrates our hedgerows, which are important for birds and other wildlife, and add interest and diversity to the...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Peter Cooper - Martian cats & living pinecones: saving Vietnam’s pangolins and carnivores
An opportunity to learn about the work of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, and their efforts to preserve threatened small carnivores and...

11:30 am - 11:50 am Yossi Leshem, Ysbrand Brouwers & Bruce Pearson - Artists for Nature Foundation - Bringing the Dead Sea back to life
Spring 2017  artists from around the world joined youngsters in Jordan and Israel creating beautiful  images of the threatened Dead...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Andy Tucker - Colombia – Birding the Cauca Valley and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta - Naturetrek
Naturetrek’s Andy Tucker takes us on a whistle-stop birding tour through Colombia, a country with more bird species than any...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Richard Foster - Taiwan - reasons to visit beyond the birds - Taiwan Tourism Bureau
Long known as an important birding destination, Taiwan has many other appealing features. Excellent butterflies, a fascinating culture, welcoming and...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Steve Rooke - Birding Iran - the magical land of Persia
Hear about the wonderful birding that this magical country can offer.

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Bibiana Tellez-Garside - The Birds of Bolivia
Bolivia is a new birdwatching frontier. New lodges are opening, new birding routes are being developed, and its first proper...

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Dan Free - Wild Japan in Winter  - Naturetrek
Naturetrek’s Dan Free takes us on a journey to the snow filled lands of Japan in winter, home to dancing...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Michael Carmody - Mexico's Endemic Birds - Unknown And Under Appreciated
Mexico is home to between 90-120 endemics species, most of which are tied in some way to the numerous mountains...

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm George Armistead - Hawaii: Birding at the Brink
The USA’s 50th state is the world’s most remote archipelago and a volcanic hotspot, but it's also a hotspot for...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Jari Peltomäki - Finland – winter wonderland
Finland is true winter wonderland and there is so much more to see and experience than just to meet Father...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Darren Rees - Sri Lanka - Exotic wildlife and a wonderfully rich culture
The perfect blend of fantastic elephants, colourful birds and wonderful Leopards. Sri Lanka truly is the land of gentle giants;...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Keith Valentine - Angola – Off the Beaten Track
Angola offers some of the very best birding on the African continent with an extraordinary variety of species possible together...

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Mike Crewe - The spectacle of bird migration at Cape May, New Jersey
Spring and autumn migration at Cape May, New Jersey is a spectacle no birdwatcher should miss. This talk introduces you...

18th August 2017

9:30 am - 9:50 am Attila Steiner & Balázs Szigeti - Snow Leopards and the spectacular wildlife in Mongolia
Our focus is on finding Snow Leopards and enjoying the other wildlife of this remote and beautiful region with the...

10:00 am - 10:20 am Craig Round - Shetland - Just 6°south of the Arctic
Shetland has some of the best birding and wildlife spectacles anywhere in Britain. Whether it’s watching exquisite Red-necked Phalaropes, vast...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Andy Tucker - A Cruise Around the Galapagos Islands - Naturetrek
Naturetrek’s Andy Tucker describes a wildlife cruise around these fabled islands, exploring the different visitor options and highlighting some of...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Luke Patterson - Exploring the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) of Australia's tropical outback Northern Territory - Australia's Northern Territory
Join NT Bird Specialists' expert guide, Luke Paterson, on a virtual tour to experience some of the natural wonders of...

11:30 am - 11:50 am Adam Rowlands - Celebrating 70 years at Minsmere
RSPB Minsmere nature reserve is one of the UK’s most popular birdwatching sites, and this year we’re celebrating Minsmere@70. That’s...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Toby Green - The Scottish Islands for UK rarities - Take your UK Birdlist to new heights - Heatherlea
Toby will take you on a tour from Shetland, Fair Isle, North Ronaldsay and the Orkneys, to the Outer Hebrides,...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Tim Melling - The Wildlife of Alaska’s Prince William Sound - Naturetrek
Naturetrek tour leader, Tim Melling, describes the wildlife highlights of a cruise around Alaska’s spectacular Prince William Sound. Edged by...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Viktar Fenchuk - Chernobyl - From hell for people to heaven for wildlife
The accident at Chernobyl nuclear power plant resulted in complete abandonment of a huge territory in Belarus (as well as...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Bertrand Jno Baptiste - The Feathery Jewels of the Nature Island, Dominica- Discover Dominica
An overview of current status of the birding industry will be given through a detailed introduction to the rich bird-life...

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Andy Clements - Bird migration research from the cutting edge
Andy takes visitors on a journey through bird migration, from the earliest observations to BTO's cutting edge GPS and satellite...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Stuart Housden - Some good news for Golden eagles & the challenges they face
Stuart will summarise the results of the 2015 national survey of Golden eagles. The cause of continuing ‘black holes’ in...

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Phil Knott - Skyros - An unspoilt Agean island paradise - Heatherlea
Located 120 miles west of Lesvos, Skyros is a largely unspoilt island strategically situated to attract many migrant species. Much less...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Chris Collins - The Russian Far East
Birds of the Russian Far East, including the Spoon-billed Sandpiper

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Paul Stanbury - The Wildlife of Northern Tanzania - Naturetrek
Naturetrek’s Paul Stanbury takes us on safari through Northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti Game...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Mary-Anne Bartlett - Carmines and Goliaths Art Safari in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Artists John Threlfall and Mary-Anne Bartlett talk about painting wildlife on Art Safari in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia -...

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Sergio Arias - Three Costa Rica Nature Happenings
Learn about the 3 greatest wildlife phenomena happening every fall in Costa Rica, from the second biggest raptors migration in...

18th August 2017

9:30 am - 9:50 am Chris Lotz - Birding Namibia: from the Namib Escarpment to the Okavango Panhandle
I''ll take you on a journey through the surprisingly varied habitats of Namibia. I'll start at the coastal sand and...

10:00 am - 10:20 am Tonia Cochran - Australian parrots
Intelligent, large and colourful, parrots are on almost everybody’s favourite bird list. With research indicating that parrots originated in Australia...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Guy Anderson - Tracking the prospects for Spoon-billed Sandpipers
We have recently been able to start tracking Spoon-billed Sandpipers along their flyway. This is starting to fill some of...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Chris Collins - Unknown Antarctica: The Birds and Wildlife of the Ross Sea
The Ross Sea which is 2,000 miles south of New Zealand is rarely visited but is home to some amazing...

11:30 am - 11:50 am Guy Marks - Discovering Costa Rica - Tribes Travel
Guy Marks takes a look at the wildlife highlights of Costa Rica, discovering some very special places from the Caribbean...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Eric Jeffery Tut - Birding in Belize - Belize Tourism Board
Belize is truly a birder’s paradise. Belize is a small English speaking country with a diversity of habitats, making it...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Andrea Rutigliano - Is Cyprus the most dangerous country in Europe for migrating birds?
British Military Bases in Cyprus are the scene of some of the worst persecution of migrating birds in the whole...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Paul Buckley The African Bird Club lecture - a future for Africa's threatened birds
A personal perspective on the challenges facing Africa’s threatened birds. Paul will consider the role of site conservation in safeguarding...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Ann Scott - Kenya – Cuckoos, Coastal Forest And Conservation Concerns
New research reveals importance of memorial Kirosa Scott Forest for a kaleidoscope of life.

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Gavin Bieber - Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic: birding the Greater Antilles
These two island nations represent half of the Greater Antilles. Close enough together that one can easily visit both in...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Amanda Marks - Botswana - Tribes Travel
Travelling in Botswana gives you an incredible wildlife experience, and supports the conservation and protection of wildlife and wilderness.  ...

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm John Kinghorn - Pelagic Birding off South Africa’s Cape Coast-Albatrosses, Shearwaters, Petrels and more!
The waters off South Africa’s Western Cape province are known the globe over as some of the best in the...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Guto Carvalho - Birdwatching in Brasil, tips for independent birders
Brazil has incredible birdwatching places, even if you prefer to travel independently. The Brazilian birders community has done an amazing...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Quentin Phillipps - Birding Brunei, a rain forest paradise in NW Borneo
The birds andf wildlife of Brunei - the largest area of rainforest on Borneo's west coast. Followed by a book...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Juan Freile - Boogie birds and other gems at a capital city's outskirts
Birdwatching where the equator traverses the Andean mountains offers unparalleled opportunities for species diversity and endemism, perfect reasons for visiting...

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Trevor Ellery - Colombia. Ten years, Memories, birding adventures and hopes for the future
The first part will be a resume of nearly ten years of living in Colombia and watching its development from...

18th August 2017

9:30 am - 9:50 am Tertius Gous - Birding Tanzania - combining East Africa birding with the wildebeest migration
Tanzania has amongst the best birding in Africa and hosts one of worlds greatest natural spectacles, the wildebeest migration. Tertius...

10:00 am - 10:20 am James Lowen - Birding at the bottom of the world: wildlife of Antarctica
An image-rich odyssey to the 'white continent' with James Lowen, Antarctic wildlife-expedition guide and award-winning author of Antarctic wildlife: a...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Jessie Barry & Dale Forbes - Your Smartphone Can Help You Identify Birds
Introducing the mobile app, Merlin Bird ID. Equipped with computer vision technology, Merlin can identify birds from photos from the...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Natalie Singleton - Saving forest through Carbon Balancing - World Land Trust
An insight into WLT’s emissions offsetting programme, Carbon Balanced and how you can contribute to WLT’s conservation projects and help...

11:30 am - 11:50 am Nicola Scatassi - Exclusive estates for nature tourism: surprises for UK birders and photographers!
The INNATE Network is the first project to offer Private Estates entirely developed for Nature Tourism and Photography; the Network...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm William Orellana - Birding and ecotourism, opportunities for a green and prosperous Honduras
With this lecture, we want to offer you a look into the wild beauty Honduras has to offer to birders...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Carlota Viada - The reintroduction of the Bonelli’s Eagle in Mallorca: from a man induced-extinction to a man induced-return
Bonelli's eagle disappeared from Majorca in the 60's of the 20th century. Since 2011, the initiative of the Government of...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Matt Merritt & Mike Weedon - #My200BirdYear Challenge
#My200BirdYear is a challenge for birders of all ages and abilities, encouraging you to see 200 species in the course...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Domingos Leitão - Watching birds in Macaronesia, a blessing for the fortunate birder
Azores, Madeira, Canary and Cape Verde are known as Macaronesian (fortunate) islands. Visiting these islands is a blessing for nature...

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Harsh Vardhan - The Great Indian Bustard - Only 90 left in the World!
With only 90 Great Indian Bustard left what's next for this amazing iconic bird? Harsh Vardhan is an Indian Conservationist,...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Stephanie Morren - Successes and challenges in nature conservation
There are many threats facing nature today, and a plethora of challenges for anyone undertaking nature conservation. This talk will...

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Bennett Hennessey - How to see the birds of Bolivia's - World Land Trust
The bird conservation NGO Asociacion Armonia has created the new Birds of Bolivia field guide.  Bennett will give an overview...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Tarvo Valker - The whole truth of the Eurasian Lynx in Estonia
Eurasian Lynx is the most elusive mammal of the Europe. During recent years several mammal watchers has travelled to Estonia with a hope to...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Paul Morton & Magnus Robb - Listening to night migration - a new and exciting learning curve
The Sound Approach team have been recording and monitoring night migration for many years. Join them and Paul Morton from...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Edward Mayer - Swift nestplace projects across Europe
A short talk showing the work being done by enthusiasts and NGOs across Europe to help Swifts survive urban renewal...

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Dan Brown - Great British Birding Experiences
An introduction to the best of British birding experiences from the wonders of migration, to exploring the depths of a...