17th August 2019

9:30 am - 9:50 am It shouldn't happen to a wildlife presenter 2! by Nigel Marven
Funny and hair raising moments during the filming of Nigel's wildlife shows, including how to dodge an alligator.

10:00 am - 10:20 am Making an impact - using film to help stop illegal bird persecution by Ruth Peacey
An update from Malta & Cyprus plus behind the scenes how film has made an impact. Since 2010, Ruth Peacey...

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

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...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Short birding breaks in the Scottish Highlands, how to make the most of a few days by Mark Warren
Sponsored by Heatherlea Exciting short breaks ideal for busy birders, in all seasons of the year. For more information about...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Monitoring our rare breeding birds by Dawn Balmer
Discover how our rare breeding birds are faring, and how you can help monitor them. The Rare Breeding Birds Panel...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Borneo - in search of the Sunda clouded leopard by Tom Mabbett
Sponsored by Naturetrek Naturetrek’s Tom Mabbett takes us on a quest to find the elusive Sunda Clouded Leopard while highlighting...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Tristan da Cunha: home of the northern rockhopper! by Dr Antje Steinfurth
Meet the northern rockhopper penguin in the UK's remotest overseas territory. Tristan da Cunha is the UK's remotest overseas territory...

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.

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Birds of the Black Sea Flyway from the Baltic Sea to the Aegean by Toby Green
Sponsored by Heatherlea Exciting spring and autumn migration from Greece to Estonia, along the Black Sea and Baltic flyways. For...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Ethiopia's wildlife highlights by Tim Melling
Sponsored by Naturetrek Home to an incredible variety of wildlife found nowhere else on the planet, Naturetrek tour leader Tim...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Rewilding Scotland by Sally Nowell
Rewilding is not just about the reintroduction of large carnivores such as Wolf and Lynx, it's about the restoration of...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Botswana - birding with wildlife by Grant Reed
How to get the most out of your Botswana safari. Many people who come to Botswana focus only on the...

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Osprey migration and the Osprey Leadership Foundation by Tim Mackrill
Each year Ospreys from the UK undertake an epic 3000 migration to West Africa. Osprey expert Dr Tim Mackrill will...

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....

11:00 am - 11:20 am Tippo’s Tips by David Tippling   Sponsored by Olympus David Tippling gives some tips on how to take your bird photography to the next level. This...

11:30 am - 11:50 am The Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica - the wildlife of the Southern Oceans by Tim Melling   Sponsored by Naturetrek Naturetrek tour leader, Tim Melling, takes us on the ultimate wildlife and scenery cruise to The Falklands,...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Ethiopia: where Africa touches the sky by Nick Acheson   Sponsored by Wildlife Worldwide In the fabulous country of Ethiopia nowhere is far from some of Africa's loftiest and most...

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,...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Steppes and wetlands in Eastern Austria by Harry Grabenhofer   Introducing the crossborder region of Lake Neusiedl, Austria/Hungary, it's birds and habitats. The flat plains east of Lake Neusiedl provide...

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Tippo’s Tips by David Tippling   Sponsored by Olympus David Tippling gives some tips on how to take your bird photography to the next level. This...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Wild Japan in winter by Paul Stanbury   Sponsored by Naturetrek Naturetrek’s Paul Stanbury takes us on a journey to the snow-covered islands of Japan in winter, home...

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Pumas in Patagonia by Nick Garbutt   Sponsored by Wildlife Worldwide A big cat experience like no other: tracking pumas in Patagonia offers the opportunity to enter...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Shetland seabird tours - a real gannets eye view! by Rebecca Nason   Shetland Seabird Tours - a birding, cetacean watching and photographic insight by owner Rebecca Nason. Come and share the enthusiasm...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Natural Treasures at and around Kondor Ecolodge Hungary by Gabor Orban   Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Mammals, Wildflowers and Landscapes at Kondor Ecolodge, Kiskunsag, Hungary  

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...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Going wild in the Mediterranean by Mark Cocker
Author and naturalist Mark Cocker gives an overview of the glorious beauty and riches in two of his favourite landscapes - Extremadura...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Fantastic Falklands by Craig Jones
Sponsored by Falkland Islands Holidays The Falkland Islands is a unique place in the South Atlantic. It's home to some...

11:30 am - 11:50 am South Africa is a naturalist’s paradise by Helen Bryon
Sponsored by South Africa Tourism Looking for wildlife and a lot more besides…? South Africa is a naturalist’s paradise with...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Taiwan – an island of endemics by Barrie Cooper
Sponsored by Taiwan Taiwan, a jewel in the Western Pacific. Taiwan is an island located at the edge of the...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm The birds & whales of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez by Tim Melling
Sponsored by Naturetrek Naturetrek tour leader, Tim Melling, describes the wildlife highlights of a cruise around Mexico's Baja Peninsula including...

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...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm The Kenyan coastal forest and area key migration hotspots by Ann Scott
The Kenyan coastal forest  and key migration hotspots - featuring Mida Creek, Lake Jalori, Dakatcha and Arabuko-Sokoke Forest all wildlife...

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm My Patch - Nature close to Stanley, Falkland Islands by Andy Pollard
Sponsored by Falkland Islands Holidays Put the time in and you make your own luck! Introducing the exceptional birdlife, marine...

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

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Lynx & wolf watching in Spain by Andy Tucker
Sponsored by Naturetrek Naturetrek’s Andy Tucker explores the rugged mountains of northern Spain and the sun-drenched landscapes of Andalucia in...

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...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Norfolk: a birdwatchers top ten by Steve Rowland
What special locations and amazing birds will make it into Steve's Norfolk Top Ten. Steve has been based in Norfolk...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Why The Gambia is so special with bird life and the number of bird species in West Africa by YaYa Barry
The Gambia is so special with the big five plus of bird species, Giant Kingfisher, Goliath Heron, Northern Carmine Bee-eater,...

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

9:30 am - 9:50 am The photogenic wildlife of Ethiopia by Oliver Smart
Oliver will take us on a journey around Ethiopia to showcase its varied wildlife highlights from his recent trip in...

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 Reintroduction of Oriental White Storks in Japan - living in harmony with nature by Nakagai Muneharu
Sponsored by Toyooka Reintroduction of the Oriental White Storks in Toyooka -a magnificent project, which aims for an ecologically and...

11:30 am - 11:50 am The magical Danube Delta and the land of Dracula by Attila Steiner
Cruising in the unique wilderness of the Danube Delta is a magical experience. You enjoy seeing incredible numbers of birds...

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...

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm DIY - Kruger by Mike Unwin
Sponsored by South Africa Tourism Kruger is one of the largest national parks in Africa, and one of the best...

2:30 pm - 2:50 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...

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...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Rewilding the golf course by Steve Thompson
A golf course is not just a golf course, it is a conservation dream for birdies & their friends. I...

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 Belize, a small country with BIG birding! by Jonathan Urbina
Sponsored by Belize Belize is a small country just south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, with the Central American highlands on...

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...