09 November – The Wonders of Bird Migration

09 November – The Wonders of Bird Migration

Saturday 9th November 2024 1.30pm – 3pm at the Discovery Centre.

Presented by James Duncan.

Migration is an amazing feat of endurance and navigation. Join James Duncan from the SWT to find out more about this fascinating topic.

Birds are without doubt the planet’s ultimate travellers, with approximately half the UK species migrating each year. Some may not go far, yet others undertake truly epic feats of stamina and endurance, crossing oceans, mountains and continents. But how do they do it? Why do they do it? And how has this behaviour come about? Come along to find out.

Well known to many at RHNR, James is a brilliant speaker and has been a passionate birder (and all-round naturalist) since childhood. This will be an excellent and entertaining talk.

He describes ‘I’ve trained my eyes and ears to detect their presence, (birds) both visible and invisible. I’m often to be found scouring the UK countryside (and further afield) for migrant birds. Otherwise, I’m regularly found with a camera, whether it be focused on wildlife, landscape or astronomy. Before returning to my home county of Sussex, I worked for the RSPB managing landscapes, surveying Corncrake and Wader populations and leading guided walks on the Outer Hebrides’.

These talks are for members of The Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve only. There is no charge, though donations are gratefully accepted. If you are not a member of The Friends but would like to attend, please JOIN US and let us know.

Limited places are available and booking for members of The Friends will open at 8.00am on 1st October.

Please note that dogs (except for guide dogs that have been pre-booked) are not allowed at talks.