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Rob Sheldon: Unravelling Bird Migration

12 November 2019
  • 18:30
  • Doors open at 6.00pm for AGM at 6.30pm. Talks commences at 7pm after AGM.

    FREE admission sponsored by John Beaufoy Publishing & Jetwing Safari Camp Yala.

Migration is one of the wonders of the natural world. Recent technological advances has led to some fascinating insights into the migratory behaviour of a wide range of species that occur in the UK and elsewhere. This talk will draw upon examples of migration from around the world. It will discuss the technology that scientists are using such as satellite tagging that have unveiled the amazing and hazardous migratory journeys of iconic species, as well as discuss some of the challenges they face. 

Rob Sheldon

Rob Sheldon has worked in nature conservation for almost 20 years, including 12 years with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Since 2013, he has been the Chair of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, The Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME). Most recently he has worked for the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) as the Director of the King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre (KKWRC) in Saudi Arabia. He now works freelance as a consultant through RDS Conservation.

Doors open at 6.00pm for AGM at 6.30pm. Talks commences at 7pm after AGM.

FREE admission sponsored by John Beaufoy Publishing & Jetwing Safari Camp Yala.

This is one of an annual programme of 6 talks organised by the London Bird Club a section of the London Natural History Society (LNHS). The LNHS organise around a 100 events a year, most of which are free. Their free guided walks offer a fantastic opportunity to discover London’s wild areas and to learn about wildlife from experts. See http://www.lnhs.org.uk/