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Author and academic Tim Birkhead to speak at club’s 2020 AGM
TIM Birkhead has agreed to be the guest speaker at the LBC's 24th March 2020 annual meeting.
Until his recent retirement, Tim had been Professor of Behaviour and Evolution at Sheffield University since 1976.
He has always combined his enthusiasm for research with a passion for undergraduate teaching.
He has taught courses on ecology, evolution, statistics, birds, behavioural ecology, animal behaviour and the history and philosophy of science.
An authority on guillemots, specifically those that nest on Skomer Island, his data on the species has yielded important insights on the impact of climate change, integrity of habitat, warmer oceans and food supplies.
Tim is the author of numerous, award-winning books including The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology.
The club's annual meeting will be at 7.30pm on March 24 at The Golf Hotel in Woodhall Spa.
An update on his guillemot research project is at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/guillemotsskomer
Photo: Tim Birkhead - with ‘team members’
There are a number of Programs and online services that enable you to store your bird sightings
Wildlife Recorder - This is a powerful and full-featured program for Windows. Used by the LBC to keep it records and by many birders and clubs throughout the world
BirdTrack - This is a free online service from the BTO where you can enter your records into their database. The LBC gets between 15000 and 20000 records from BirdTrack each month.
iGoTerra - An online service, paid by subscription.
Bird Journal - An offline and online service, free or paid by subscription. Runs on all platforms.
Birdwatching is our passion, but to go one step further with your hobby, please send in your sighting records so they can be stored and used an essential part of this.
Most software packages will export your records in a spreadsheet format which can be converted to our LBC Template and then imported directly into our database.
The LBC AGM Notice was emailed to all LBC Members on March 6th 2019.
Our speaker at the AGM on Tuesday April 9th 2019 at 7.30pm will be local Lincs birder Alex Lees, who is now a respected academic ecologist. Alex Lees is a lecturer in biodiversity at Manchester Metropolitan University and lives in the Peak District. Twitter: @Alexander_Lees
He will be talking about Rewilding and has some interesting ideas to share about opportunities in Lincs.
We are changing the venue this year to The Golf Hotel, Woodhall Spa and I look forward to seeing you all there.
The Golf Hotel