SoLa male Ruslan2

I’m looking forward to giving two talks next week at the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey. Both talks are free and all are welcome to attend.

On Wednesday 13th June: A flyway approach to the conservation of the Critically Endangered Sociable Lapwing

The Sociable Lapwing is a Critically Endangered species that migrates from its breeding grounds in central Asia to the wintering areas of the Middle East, north-east Africa, Pakistan and India. Research and conservation efforts have been ongoing since 2004 across many countries and involving many project partners. This talk will outline the approach that has been taken, some of the key findings so far and discusses the future for this wonderful bird and the implications for other species.

The second talk will be on Saturday 16th June: Raptor migration at Batumi in Georgia

The Batumi bottleneck in Georgia is one of the most spectacular raptor migration spots in the world with more than a million birds of prey traversing the area each autumn. Standardised counts have been undertaken for 10 years that highlights the importance of this region for more than 30 different species of raptor. This talk will also look at the wider ornithological interest of this wonderful birdwatching destination.

Both talks are at the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey as part of the Birdwatching and Wildlife Club programme of events. For further details see here


Photo credit: Ruslan Urazaliyev