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Sussex Ornithological Conference 2021 - Day 1 Saturday, 30th January 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sussex Ornithological Conference 2021 (event organised by SOS)

This year the SOS Annual Conference moves online with events taking place on the evenings of 30th and 31st January. These events are open to all with five excellent speakers lined up for you over two nights. The theme for 30 January is waders and migration.

Curlews in Crisis: Reasons for their decline and hope for their conservation

A talk by Samantha Franks of the British Trust for Ornithology.

The curlew's iconic, bubbling call is fast disappearing from our countryside - the UK has lost nearly half its breeding curlews in the space of a generation, while in Ireland, they face the very real threat of imminent extinction. From exploring our understanding of declines, to highlighting how people from all walks of life are working to save Curlew across the British Isles, this talk will provide a glimmer of hope that by working together, we can turn the fortunes of Curlew around.

Flyway Birding at the Straits of Gibraltar.

A talk by Simon & Niki of Inglorious Bustards
Here at the Inglorious Bustards, experiencing the powerful event of bird migration has led to a life-long fascination with avian migration and #FlywayBirding. Our location near Tarifa puts us right at the epicentre of birding in The Straits and, from a migrating raptor’s point of view, we must surely also be at the centre of the world! This talk will introduce you to our home and highlight the importance of flyway scale conservation and the conservation work we are undertaking!

These events are free and open to all but you will need to register here

Sussex Ornithological Conference 2021 - Day 1