GONHS at BirdFair

The Society was represented by our hard-working council member Jill Yeoman, at the Bird Fair held at Egleton Nature Reserve at Rutland Water, Oakham from the 17th - 19th August. 

This is the second consecutive year Jill has taken posters, banners, Bird Reports, Nature News and other literature to the Bird Fair, which attracts thousands of visitors over the weekend.  Represented are worldwide Societies, NGO's, nature tour companies Eco-tour operators, Optic and camera vendors, with rows of telescopes and camera equipment on show for aspiring enthusiasts and professionals alike.  There are film shows, talks, demonstrations of ringing, sales of nest and bat boxes, wildlife painters and sculptors exhibiting their best wares,  etc.  

Many more nature orientated functions and vendors were there, too many to list, but worth a visit.

Jill Yeoman with Ian Leyde from the Gib London Tourist Office and Bruce Maxfield a birder and visitor and GONHS member.

 

So book now for next years Birdfair and see what there is on offer.

 

Two good friends at the Birdfair; Ricard Gutierrez from 'Rarebirds Spain' website and our Bird Report editor Ernest Garcia.

 

The proceeds of this year's Birdfair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a refuge for nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.

 

 

Plants of the Upper Rock outing

Plants of the Upper Rock outing

This outing, which took place on Saturday the 30th March was originally planned to cover Mediterranean Steps but, due to gale force levanter wind, we decided to avoid the east side and concentrate on the more sheltered west side of the Rock.

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La Janda Outing

La Janda Outing

The outing to La Janda on Saturday 16th February was productive despite the very strong winds.

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Hassan Centenary Terraces - Joint Statement from the 3 NGOs represented on DPC

Hassan Centenary Terraces - Joint Statement from the 3 NGOs represented on DPC

 The following statement was read out by GONHS General Secretary, Dr Keith Bensusan at the meeting of the Development and Planning Commission on 1th February 2019:

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Purple Sandpiper rescued

Purple Sandpiper rescued

A Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) was rescued from Sandy Bay beach  after being found entangled in discarded fishing line. 

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Wintering Seabirds Outing

Wintering Seabirds Outing

Our first outing of the year took place on Saturday 19th January at Harding's Observation Post, Europa Point.

Despite the forecast, the rain held off for the most part but the dark clouds and offshore breeze were not conducive to a great afternoon's birding.

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EuroBirdwatch 2018

EuroBirdwatch 2018

GONHS celebrated the 25th EuroBirdwatch last weekend, a Europe-wide event organised by BirdLife International to highlight bird migration and conservation.  The event has been celebrated in Gibraltar every year since 1993, when it began.  

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GONHS at BirdFair

GONHS at BirdFair

The Society was represented by our hard-working council member Jill Yeoman, at the Bird Fair held at Egleton Nature Reserve at Rutland Water, Oakham from the 17th - 19th August. 

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Rare Plants of Inglis Way

Rare Plants of Inglis Way

By this time of the year (June) many plant species on the Rock are already going to seed and everything seems to be drying up, but there are still some interesting plants which are fully in bloom. A number of these can be found along Inglis Way, and some only here and nowhere else in the Upper Rock.

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