20th August 2017

9:30 am - 9:50 am Charles Anderson - Bali to Komodo: whales, dolphins, seabirds and dragons
An illustrated overview of the wildlife to be seen while travelling by sea between Bali and Komodo, in Indonesia. This...

10:00 am - 10:20 am John Fitzpatrick - How Birds Really Can Save the World
Birds play a vital role in conservation of worldwide biological diversity. Thanks to the internet, birders now generate essential data...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Tim Melling - Costa Rica – Quetzals & Cloudforests - Naturetrek
Naturetrek tour leader, Tim Melling, travels around the forests and wetlands of Costa Rica in search of the numerous hummingbirds,...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Gerard Gorman - Woodpecker - the bird in legend and myth
In this illustrated talk Gerard tells us how woodpeckers have been viewed by humankind throughout the ages, in legends, folklore...

11:30 am - 11:50 am Guy Cox - The 45% - Birds, Birding and Conservation in Argentina’s Atlantic Forests - National Institute of Tourism Promotion Argentina
Discover the birds of Argentina’s Atlantic Forests, understand the threats to their survival and the initiatives being enacted to protect...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Martin Beaton - Birds of the Falkland Islands (including Penguins)
A very brief and therefore inadequate introduction to the diverse and appealing Falkland Islands aviculture. Stunning photographs and video of...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm George Archibald - Status and conservation of Cranes worldwide
The actions of humans now threaten the survival of 11 of the world's 15 species of cranes. Fortunately, humans are...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Richard Parsons - Birds Of Northwestern Ecuador .. A Kaleidoscope Of Avian Diversity And Beauty
Join us on a journey of avian discovery through the mysterious cloud forests of the northwestof the Bird Republic of...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Tim Melling - A Quest for South America’s Big Cats - Naturetrek
Naturetrek tour leader, Tim Melling, takes on a quest for South America’s two big cats, the Jaguar and the Puma,...

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Mohit Aggarwal - The Birdlife of the Central Himalayas
The lecture will focus on endangered species of Uttarakhand and the habitats, conservation measures taken and regions that need exploration.

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Tim Melling - Wildlife Cruising around Mexico's Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez - Naturetrek
Naturetrek tour leader, Tim Melling, describes the wildlife highlights of a cruise around Mexico's Baja Peninsula including the 'friendly whales'...

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm YaYa Barry - Why Gambia is so special with the number of bird species
The Gambia is so special with the big five plus of bird species, Giant Kingfisher, Goliath Heron, Northern Carmine Bee-eater,...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Alan Davies & Ruth Miller - Four Corners of Anglesey: the best birdwatching on the island
Four corners on the beautiful unspoiled island of Anglesey. Four very different locations, each with its own special mix of...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Andrew Walker - Winter Birding in Central and Northern Thailand
A talk on the exciting winter birding that can be had in central and northern Thailand, from chasing the Critically...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Darren Rees - Ice Bound - an artist in Antarctica
Darren Rees was Artist in Residence with the Scott Polar Research Institute, and he travelled to the Falkland Islands and...

20th August 2017

9:30 am - 9:50 am Steve Jones - Whales & Dolphins on Your Doorstep
UK & European waters are rich with whales, dolphins and porpoises, but very few people know the diversity right on...

10:00 am - 10:20 am Markus Varesvuo - Birds in Pictures – Recent highlights and all-time favourites
Recent highlights and all-time favourites: Light, content, composition, background, angle – these are the essential building blocks for a good...

10:30 am - 10:50 am James Lowen - 52 shades of green: Britain's best wildlife weekends
Ever thought about expanding beyond birds into other wildlife groups, but didn't know where to start? Drawing on his critically...

11:00 am - 11:20 am 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...

11:30 am - 11:50 am Gary Brian Prescott - Biking Birder 2016 – The Quest for 300 and The History of Green Birding
Learn about Green Birding from Europe's most famous Green Birder, The Biking Birder

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Mark Warren Scotland's best birding in just three days - A must for busy birders who want to see Scotland's specialities! - Heatherlea
Heatherlea Guide Mark takes you through the Scottish year, looking for all the key species in just three days of...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Tim Melling - The best of Ethiopia - Naturetrek
Home to an incredible variety of wildlife found nowhere else on the planet, Naturetrek Tour leader Tim Melling takes us...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Nicholas Watts - Farming and Wildlife
My talk explains why our wildlife has declined and how we can reverse those declines.

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Carlos Bethancourt - Panama’s Wondrous Natural History
Panama’s position as a land bridge between North and South America has created an astounding biodiversity. Carlos in his unique...

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Mark Carter - 100 Years in the dark: how we rediscovered the night parrot in Australia's Northern Territory - Australia's Northern Territory
Hear the latest news (and call recordings!) fresh from the night parrot's lair, presented by the birds' co-discoverer Mark Carter...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Gina Beebe Nichol - Hummingbirds -Magic In The Air
The tiny avian aeronautic marvels called hummingbirds have the ability to hover, fly backward, and migrate long distances and survive...

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Toby Green - Costa Rica - A wonderful birding destination, done three very different ways! - Heatherlea
Heatherlea Guide Toby takes you to some of the iconic and unforgettable places in Costa Rica, including Arenal Volcano, the...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Darren Rees - Florida – bursting with wildlife
Florida’s wild watery landscapes are brimming with birdlife, hosting a rich array of wetland species including Snail Kite, Limpkin, Roseate...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Paul Stanbury - Spitsbergen – Land of the Polar Bear - Naturetrek
Naturetrek’s Paul Stanbury takes us on a wildlife journey around the Arctic islands of Svalbard, home to Polar Bears, Walrus...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Ron McCombe - Eurasian Otter on the Isle of Mull
An illustrated talk on the, elusive eurasian otter on the Isle of Mull. This talk is an intimate look at...

20th August 2017

9:30 am - 9:50 am Forrest D Rowland - Birds and Conservation in the Northern Andes
BCNA – an historical look into ornithology in the N Andes focusing on the development of conservation for the region’s...

10:00 am - 10:20 am Craig Jones - Conservation with a Camera
Showing how I use my camera to be a voice for animals that can’t speak.  Showing not only the beauty...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Simon Pawsey - Wildlife of the Scottish North Coast 500 Route
The Scottish North Coast 500 follows miles of arguably the finest land and seascapes in Europe, jammed with spectacular wildlife,...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Bret Charman - Photographing bears in Finland
The European brown bear only remains in a few wild corners of the continent to which they belong, and Finland...

11:30 am - 11:50 am Amanda Marks - Making the most of the Masai Mara - Tribes Travel
It is not Africa’s largest reserve, but it’s one of the most well-known. Amanda Marks shares her views of this...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Daniel Petrescu - The Danube Delta and its wonders
A short introduction to the fantastic wildlife of the Danube Delta and the surrounding area.

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Jeremy Brock - The Sistéma Ibérica of Teruel: Spain's Empty Quarter
The Sistéma Ibérica, lying largely in the Aragonese province of Teruel, is Spain's least known upland area. Habitats range from...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Waldyke Prince - Birding in Guyana
Guyanas presentation will address the additions and highlights of Birds to Watch in Guyana. Wildlife found within the featured locations...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Mark Cocker - The secrets of Lake Prespa and Ohrid
In an area the size of Norfolk, these unknown lakes and mountains are home to more than 200 species of...

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Ralph Pannell - Ocean Giants and Where to See Them
Ocean Giants and Where to See Them - Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, Omuras Whales, a New...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Guy Marks - Tiger Parks of Central India - Tribes Travel
Guy Marks explores the tiger parks of Central India finding the best places to view a large range of wildlife...

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Iain Robson - Northumberland through the seasons
With excellent, accessible, wildlife and birdwatching throughout the year, from wintering waders and wildfowl, via breeding waders and grouse in...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Sergio Arias - Costa Rica 300-500 birds in 2 weeks
Discover the birding hotspots route with Costa Rican Serge Arias, from the highlands home of the Resplendent Quetzal, to the...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Juan Carlos Poveda - Lammergeier and Trumpeter Finch living so close - South East Spain
Granada province, Southeast Spain, where European, Spanish and African birds live. Lammergeier & Trumpeter Finch less than 60 miles apart...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Steve Lovell - Trinidad and Tobago - T & T not G & T .
Totally Tropical – Two close Islands but very different , the land of the Carnival , Hummingbirds Howler monkeys .Caribbean...

20th August 2017

9:30 am - 9:50 am Chris Bowden - Saving northern bald ibis
One of the rarest birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, discover the fascinating story of how BirdLife...

10:00 am - 10:20 am Bob Ford - Wildlife in Dorset
These days high resolution video is standard on all digital cameras. This talk will feature some surprising aspects of Dorset's...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Andrew Bielinski - The Crook of Baldoon – from willow coppice to wonderful wetland
The story of RSPB Crook of Baldoon reserve. How the reserve has been transformed from short rotation willow crop and...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Alberto Bosque - Castilla y Leon, Spain. 94.000 km2 of biodiversity
The vast and diverse territory of Castilla y Leon is a prime location for bird watching in the Iberian Peninsula....

11:30 am - 11:50 am Angela Hewitt - Meadow Magic
There are many things to consider when creating a wildflower meadow for wildlife and in particular bumble bees. Whether a...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Charlotte Beckham - Think Globally, act locally - World Land Trust
Hear how World Land Trust, develops partnerships with local individuals, communities and NGO's to engage support and commitment among the...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Neil Phillips - Life in a garden pond
Garden ponds are a great way to attract birds and other wildlife, but are you aware of the world beneath...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Cat Davidson - Penguins of the world, flightless and fascinating
Fascinating, charismatic and undeniably cute, we can't help but fall for the charms of the penguins. I will illuminate many...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Martin Kitching - Birdlife of the Borders
The birds of Northumberland’s moors and mudflats...in the context of a book first published in 1889.

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Harsh Vardhan - India Tiger Population Increase – A good news story?
Hear about the good news story here - The Indian Tiger population is increasing, but do they have a place...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Steve Rowland - Norfolk A Personal View
Steve has lived and birded in Norfolk for over 20 years, during this time he has worked on RSPB reserves...

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Dan Bradbury & Andrew Whitelee - Big Bird Race Challenge - World Land Trust
Dan Bradbury and Andrew Whitelee, look back at the original Big Bird Race that took place in the early 80's...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Christopher Calonje & Luis Eduardo Uruena - Colombia: Through the lens of the world’s birdiest country
Join Colombia Birdwatch and Manakin Nature Tours on a brief overview of a unique tour that can yield more than...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Tom Mason - Creative Bird Photography
Giving an insight into the life of a professional wildlife photographer, Tom will be showcasing some great ideas and techniques...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Miguel Mcminn - The Balearic Islands: a hot spot of biodiversity at the doorstep of Europe
Islands are hotspots of biodiversity, and the Balearic Islands is no exception. Even being in the main migration route of...