S OME EVENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR

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Fri­day, 18 Au­gust

Lec­ture Mar­quee 2, 12pm-12.20pm Toby Green – The Scottish is­lands for UK rar­i­ties – Heather­lea guide Toby ex­plains how to take your UK bird list (and your #my200birdyear list) to new heights, with the help of a trip to Shet­land, Fair Isle, North Ron­ald­say, Orkney, and the Outer He­brides.

Fri­day, 18 Au­gust

Au­thor’s Fo­rum, 3.15pm-4pm Do­minic Couzens – Bri­tain’s Mam­mals: A Field Guide to the Mam­mals of Bri­tain and Ire­land. Do­minic talks about his new book, fol­lowed by the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase (and have signed) Do­minic’s pub­li­ca­tions.

Fri­day, 18 Au­gust

Au­thor’s Fo­rum, 4.15pm-4.45pm A Sweet Wild Note – Bird Watch­ing reg­u­lar Richard Smyth talks about his cul­tural his­tory of bird­song, from po­etry and mu­sic, to bird anatomy and the acous­tics of land­scape and a pas­sion­ate call to arms to end the de­cline in song­bird num­bers. Fol­lowed by the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase Richard’s pub­li­ca­tions and have them signed.

Satur­day, 19 Au­gust

Lec­ture Mar­quee 1, 12.30pm-12.50 pm Rick Simp­son – The World’s Rarest Waders – join Rick, of Wader Quest, for a look at some of the world’s rarest and most in­trigu­ing waders.

Satur­day, 19 Au­gust

Events Mar­quee, 4.15pm-5pm The Bird Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year Awards are a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Bri­tish Trust for Or­nithol­ogy and Na­ture Pho­tog­ra­phers Ltd, and is a com­pe­ti­tion that cel­e­brates the artistry of bird pho­tog­ra­phy and pro­motes con­ser­va­tion by help­ing to raise funds for the BTO. The 2016 com­pe­ti­tion re­ceived thou­sands of en­tries from all around the world and was blessed with some ab­so­lutely amaz­ing photographs. Chris Pack­ham (right) headed a large panel of ex­pert judges, and will present the prizes to the win­ning pho­tog­ra­phers ex­plain­ing what made their images stand out.

Sun­day, 20 Au­gust

Lec­ture Mar­quee 3, 10am-10.20am Craig Jones – Con­ser­va­tion With A Cam­era Craig, whose work has reg­u­larly fea­tured in Bird Watch­ing, shows how he uses his cam­era to speak out for birds and an­i­mals un­der se­ri­ous threat.

Sun­day, 20 Au­gust

Lec­ture Mar­quee 2, 10.30am-10.50am James Lowen – 52 shades of green: Bri­tain’s Best Wildlife Week­ends. Bird Watch­ing con­trib­u­tor James shows you how to ex­pand your in­ter­est in birds into other ar­eas of wildlife.

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