Hen Harrier Day at Rainham Marshes 2018 - Saturday 11 August, 11am

On Saturday 11th August RSPB Rainham Marshes is hosting an event organized by Birders Against Wildlife Crime to mark Hen Harrier Day 2018 – to celebrate hen harriers and publicise their plight.

We'd like to invite you to join us for this rally, which will include speakers and activities suitable for all, including for families! Speakers confirmed so far include David Lindo (The Urban Birder) and RSPB Director of Conservation Martin Harper. All money raised goes to Birders Against Wildlife Crime and they'll be giving an update about their raptor satellite tagging project too.

We're anticipating a busy day and are urging people to use public transport – the reserve is just a ten minute walk from Purfleet station on the C2C line. Additional car parking is also available in Purfleet at the public car park just west of the train station.

The car park will open at 8am, and the main rally with speeches is set to start at 11 am. The speeches will take place in the marquee field near the Marshland Discovery Zone so leave yourself 15 minute or so to wander down.

Join us in saying ‘We want our Hen Harriers back’! Watch this space and @HHDayLondon for more updates. Look forward to seeing you there!

More info here… http://henharrierday.org/

Ringing at Two Tree Island Nature Reserve

Essex Birdwatching Society spent an interesting & enjoyable morning with David Wilkinson down at EWT Two Tree Island Nature Reserve. David is a skilled and enthusiastic ringer, today he and his colleagues managed to ring Common Whitethroat, Eurasian Reed Warbler, Eurasian Blackcap and even a Great Spotted Woodpecker. It was an honour for the Essex Birdwatching Society to present a cheque to help with the upkeep of his nets and other equipment.

The photo is of Steve Collins, Vice-Chairman of the Essex Birdwatching Society handing over a cheque to David, accompanied by Mark Bridges the outgoing warden at EWT Two Tree Island

If you have a similar project that involves the conservation of birds in Essex, it doesn’t have to involve ringing, then please get in touch with us at essexbirdwatchingsociety@gmail.com 

Steve Collins, Vice-Chairman of the Essex Birdwatching Society handing over a cheque to David, accompanied by Mark Bridges the outgoing warden at EWT Two Tree Island

EBwS 4th Conservation Conference - Saturday March 17th 2018

EBwSCelebrating Bird Recording & Inspirational Birdwatching in Essex since 1949

4th CONSERVATION

CONFERENCE

 

 

                      

                         WWW.EBwS.ORG.UK

 

COASTAL & MARSHLAND BIRDS of ESSEX

                Saturday 17th March 2018, Northumberland Lecture Theatre, Writtle University College, Writtle, CM1 3RP

08:45-09:45    Registration and refreshments – with time to view the exhibits and displays                                 

10:00-10:05    Welcome address by GERRY JOHNSON MBNA, EBwS Chairman

                     MORNING SESSION    Chaired by M *******************

10:05-10:40    ”CONSERVING THE COASTAL BIRDS OF ESSEX – REFLECTIONS FROM 30-YEARS ON THE FRONT LINE”                                                         

                     Dr CHRIS GIBSON FBNA, Ecologist, Conservationist, Broadcaster and Author

10:40-10:50    Beyond the Podium – up to ten minutes of delegate’s ‘Questions & Answers’ with Chris Gibson

10:50-11:25    ”BREEDING SEASON POPULATIONS OF WADERS – WINNERS AND LOSERS”                                  

                        Dr DAWN BALMER, BTO Ecologist, Head of Surveys and National Survey Coordinator

11:25-11:35    Beyond the Podium – up to ten minutes of delegate’s ‘Questions & Answers’ with Dawn Balmer

11:35-12:10    ”NEW MOON ON THE WANE – THE CURSE OF THE CURLEWS”

                        RICK SIMPSON, Wader Quest

12:10-12:20    Beyond the Podium up to ten minutes of delegate’s ‘Questions & Answers’ with Rick Simpson

12:20-13:40    ’Light’ sandwich lunch break – time for informal discussions with speakers and to view the displays

AFTERNOON SESSION    Chaired by M *************

13:40-14:15    ”LITTLE TERNS – BIG CHALLENGES”

                       SUE RENDELL-READ, RSPB Ecologist, Project Manager EU LIFE and Little Tern Project

14:15-14:25    Beyond the Podium – up to ten minutes of delegate’s ‘Questions & Answers’ with Sue Rendell-Read

14:25-15:00    ”WATER BIRDS OF THE COAST IN WINTER”

                       Dr TERESA FROST, BTO Ecologist Wetland Birds Survey National Organiser

15:00-15:10    Beyond the Podium – up to ten minutes of delegate’s ‘Questions & Answers’ with Teresa Frost

15:10-15:45    ”DEVELOPMENT OF RESERVES – FROM RAINHAM TO WALLASEA”

                       GRAHAM WHITE, RSPB Senior Wetland Ecologist

15:45-15:55    Beyond the Podium – up to ten minutes of delegate’s ‘Questions & Answers’ with Graham White

15:55-16:30    Summing up and ‘Grand Raffle’ draw with so many splendid prizes to be won.

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Wader Conservation World Watch

Wader Conservation World Watch

The 4th WCWW will take place on the 4th and 5th November 2017. Make a note in your diary to join the fun.

To take part it is as easy as A,B,C.

A. Go out and see waders/shorebirds wherever you are in the world.

B. Send us an email telling us what you have seen and where.

C. Look for your birds on the species list and your name on the roll of honour on this website.

You will also receive a Wader Quest The Newsletter WCWW e-newsletter special to your email address with all the results, lists and the roll of honour.

It is that easy, no registration required just good old-fashioned bird watching Oh! And an email to waderquest@gmail.com See website at http://www.waderquest.org/p/wader-quest-world-watch.html