17th August 2019

10:30 am - 10:50 am Conserving Kenya's critical sites and species by Gloria Waswa
Sponsored by World Land Trust Dakatcha Woodland is an internationally recognized Important Bird Area that is home to globally endangered...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Wader questing in Peru by Rick Simpson
During our world quest for waders we visited Peru with some interesting and amusing moments. A quest for waders on...

11:30 am - 11:50 am 'Egrets - I've had a few!' - the birds of Somerset by Stephen Moss
Herons, egrets, bitterns & cranes - how Somerset has become the waterbird capital of the UK. A talk showcasing the...

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm The plight of the Scottish wildcat by Sir John Lister-Kaye
The plight of the Scottish wildcat: An update on the conservation efforts being made to save the Scottish wildcat from...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Birds of the Rio Grande do Sul State - Brazil by Edson Endrigo
This lecture will present the rare and interesting birds that could be seen at this beautiful state.

17th August 2019

9:30 am - 9:50 am Guyana's best birding and wildlife by Tony Thorne   Learn what are the birding and wildlife hotspots in Guyana. Where to find Guiana Shield endemics and the rare and...

10:00 am - 10:20 am Meadow magic by Angela Hewitt   How you can develop your own wildflower meadow for bumble bees. Angela describes the various experimental methods that she used...

10:30 am - 10:50 am 21 years of conservation success in Ecuador by Adela Espinosa & Antonio Paez   Sponsored by World Land Trust Fundacion Jocotoco's reserves protect biodiversity, averting the extinction of birds, while providing benefits for communities....

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm The Great Fen, a future wetland and more by Henry Stanier   A Living Landscape for the future; developing as a bird-watching mecca, and so much more. The Great Fen was officially...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm BirdLife and Birdfair - ten of the best! and more by Sarah Proud & Conor Jameson   Sarah Proud and Conor Jameson explore BirdLife's work and successes through a fun, interactive quiz! For the past 30 years,...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm The history of AFON: Looking back on 8 years of the youth conservation movement by Alexandra Hoadley   A closer look at the organisation: who we are, what we do, and our Birdfair history. A Focus On Nature...

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm SBA Police success against bird trapping by Police Inspector Nicos Alambritis & Police Constable Michalis Protopapas   The lecture will focus on the progress made by the new anti poaching team, including a power point presentation on...

17th August 2019

9:30 am - 9:50 am Champagne and Birds: the perfect combination! by Keith Betton
Spring and summer in the Champagne region of France offers you a wide selection of birds that are hard to...

10:00 am - 10:20 am Wild Women Do by Amy-Jane Beer
Nature is a human right. Ladies, let's get us some WILD. Nature writer and campaigner Amy-Jane Beer examines some of...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Biking Birder Adventure IV - Peru 2018, an attempt at becoming the World Green Birding (BIGBY) Champion by Gary Brian Prescott
Gary cycled from the Pacific coastline at Lima, Peru, up and over The High Andes, reaching altitudes of over 16,000...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Digiscoping for beginners by PaulHackett
Come along and learn the basics of Digiscoping by one of the UK's leading digiscopers Paul Hackett, which will briefly...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm The magic and mysteries of migration by Dominic Couzens
Migration is one nature's greatest spectacles, delights and mysteries. This is a fresh look at what we know and what...

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Ask the speaker! All those birding questions you've ever wanted to ask by Alan Davies
Something different! This is your chance to fire your birding questions at Alan in a light-hearted and fast-paced lecture, while...

17th August 2019

10:00 am - 10:20 am The birth of a world class nature destination by Aditya Dhanwatay
The birth of a world class nature destination its ephemeral beauty and its extraordinary wildlife conceived around Gonds and Korkus;...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Conservation of old world vultures: assessing the threat of lead poisoning by Hanneline Smit-Robinson
Assessing the threat of lead ammunition as the probable source of lead poisoning in South Africa's Gyps vultures. Lead is...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Living in harmony with nature - the challenge for Toyooka by Nakagai Muneharu
Sponsored by Toyooka Reintroduction of the Oriental White Storks in Toyooka -a magnificent project, which aims for an ecologically and...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Birding the Pampa by Lucas Marti
The Pampa is an extensive humid plain shared by Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. In Argentina, the Pampa Grassland covers an...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Bird conservation in Wales by Danielle Rouse
A tale of projects and history of birds in Wales and their conservation stories. From the Shearwaters nesting in Welsh...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Chinese water deer in England by Arnold Cooke
Water deer were brought to this country from China in the late 1800s. Since the mid-twentieth century, some have been...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Oregon: wet forests, dry forests, mountains, and steppe by Richard Hoyer
Oregon is well known for lush ancient forests and a picturesque coastline that teems with waterbirds. This is the Oregon...

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Akrotiri Peninsula, Cyprus: a distasteful ménage à trois between birding, conservation and politics by Christina Ieronymidou & Elena Markitani
Wetlands, dunes, farmland, coastal scrub, impressive coastal cliffs... Welcome to Akrotiri Peninsula, one of the most threatened natural areas in...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Nikon wildlife photography tips by Ricci Chera
How to get the best out of your Nikon camera and lenses for wildlife photography. Looking at what Lens to...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Time for the return of the English wildcat? by Peter Cooper
Could we reintroduce Britain's rarest carnivore to the woodlands of England and Wales? This year the wildcat was declared functionally...

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Birding optics Q&A by David Chandler and Matt Merritt
A quick introduction to binoculars and telescopes for birding, with some hints on what to look for if you are...