Rare Bird Club Events
We would be delighted to see you at any or all of the following Rare Bird Club events designed for your enjoyment and the opportunity to meet other members. Full information and costs on each one will be sent to you in due course. Profits made from Rare Bird Club events help to further the conservation work of BirdLife International.
- 1st - 11th April 2011 - Trip to Jordan & Syria - a visit to see at first hand the conservation work undertaken by BirdLife Partners in these Middle Eastern countries with lots of different opportunities you and your partner to enjoy the local culture and visit sites of wildlife interest.
- 18/19th October – 5th November 2011 – Trip to Madagascar to see the work of the Asity Madagascar (BirdLife in Madagascar) and the opportunity to see rare species such as the Madagascar Fish Eagle along with other rare wildlife like the lemurs.
- 19th August 2011 – Lunch at the British Bird Fair – an opportunity to relax and meet other Club members on the opening day of what is now the world’s biggest bird fair.
- 2012 (dates likely to be in March) - Trip to
Mexicoto explore exciting habitat, observe unique wildlife and see the work of the BirdLife Partner in - Pronatura. Mexico
- 2012 (dates likely to be September/October) – Trip to Borneo to
Danum Valley, to see the amazing biodiversity inside the largest area of remaining pristine lowland dipterocarp forest in Sabah.
To register your early interest now, please contact Peter Hendley at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone + 44 1223 279806.
Recent Rare Bird Club events
- November 5th 2010 - Annual General Meeting & Dinner in
- Hosted by Margaret Atwood & Graeme Gibson – members enjoyed a new type of event held in the historic Fishmongers’Hall to hear about the Club's achievements and future direction. London
- 1st - 3rd October 2010 – Thanks to Dutch Club members - Luigi & Denise Prins – who hosted members on their private estate for a days birding and dinner. A group then went onto to visit
to see the amazing numbers of waders and migrants. Texel Island
- 20h - 25 September 2010 - Lion Camp Zambia - an opportunity to experience and see up close the big game and birds of
Africain the comfort and privacy of a private reserve owned by one of BirdLife's Founder Patrons and Rare Bird Club member.
- 20th August 2010 - Club Luncheon - British Bird Fair,
RutlandWater, Near . Members enjoyed hearing about conservation in the Horn of Africa and were able to meet special guest, the Ethiopian Ambassador to Oakham, UK , His Excellency Berhanu Kebede UK
- 23rd January – 2nd February 2010 - Excursion to
- Members enjoyed seeing at first hand the conservation work in the filed being undertaken as part of the BirdLife IndoChina program. It was especially rewarding to enjoy good sightings of the Critically Endangered, Giant Ibis and White – shouldered Ibis. Cambodia
- 30th November 2009 -
Washington DC, USA- A number of members enjoyed a special reception and meeting Prince Albert II at the Embassy of Monaco in . The audience was informed about the collaboration between the Washington DC Prince AlbertII Foundation and BirdLife International & Audubon (BirdLife in the ) to conserve the oceans, forests and threatened species. US
- October 2009 Black Tie Dinner in aid of BirdLife International – Sandringham House,
Norfolk- HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT kindly hosted a private reception and dinner in the Library Room at Sandringham House, the Royal Family’s private estate in on October 8th. The following day members from the Norfolk, UK UK, USAand theNetherlands spent an enjoyable day bird watching on the North Norfolkcoast.
- August 2009 Club Luncheon at the British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water, England - 50 or so Club members and special guests enjoyed an informal Club luncheon on the opening day of the British Bird Fair. All the profits from the Club luncheon this year went towards the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Program which Bird Fair itself has been supporting for three years. Its aim is to give a fighting chance of survival to all 192 species listed as Critically Endangered.
- July 2009 Club Dinner in Cambridge hosted by HIH Princess Takamado of Japan - In her capacity as President of BirdLife International, HIH Princess Takamado hosted a special dinner in Cambridge to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Club. Around 40 members attended including some from Japan who were presented with special thank you certificates for their generous support. BirdLife’s Chief Executive – Dr Marco Lambertini gave a visual presentation on BirdLife’s four cornerstone conservation programs to save the world’s seabirds, conserve migratory birds, protect forest habitats and prevent species extinction.
- May 2009 Reception at the House of Lords, Westminster, London - Thanks to Club member Baroness Barbara Young of Old Scone, members enjoyed a special reception in the River Room of the House of Lords launch BirdLife’s Migratory Birds Appeal. Guest speaker and Honorary Club President – Margaret Atwood spoke passionately about the need to support this work which aims to halt the alarming decline in migratory birds.
- April 2009 Birding and cultural trip to Shikoku and Okinawa Islands, Southern Japan - A group of Japanese Club members accompanied HIH Princess Takamado on a visit to the Shinto shrine at Kotohira-Gu to meet the High Priests who raised significant funds for BirdLife’s conservation work in Asia. A smaller group of European Club members visited Okinanwa for a short birding trip and were rewarded by spotting the elusive and rare Okinawa rail.
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