Meetings at Baildon Community Link
5th September 2017 Alan Fielding
“Understanding Hen Harrier Conservation”
Alan is a nationally acclaimed expert on birds of prey. Following his very well received talk on Eagles in Scotland and Ireland in 2013 he now turns his attention to the superb Hen Harrier a bird which has sadly declined in recent years and has controversially been the subject of persecution. A fascinating evening is in prospect.
3rd October 2017 Laurence Rose
“The Long Spring”
In early 2016 Laurence undertook a series of journeys following the arrival of spring northwards from North Africa to the Arctic. This talk is about the special places he visited and the wildlife he encountered. The Long Spring is also the title of his book, due to be published in March.
7th November 2017 Dennis Atherton
“The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail”
In this talk Dennis follows The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, dropping in at all the local hotspots looking for up to thirty species of American Warblers during peak migration on their way North across the Gulf of Mexico back to their breeding grounds in America and Canada. He also checks out the stunning coastal shore birds and exotic raptors. He then makes a trip to the Rio Grande for Mexican species. “Everything in Texas is bigger including the amazing variety of Warblers. Texas in April is American bird migration at its very best.”