Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Camp Avalon - 20 Jun 2015, Talk from Somerset Country Recorder

Camp Avalon - A camp for young birders and inner city teenagers

Saturday morning was the first full day if the camp.  We had a great walk seeing some local specialties like Great White Egret in perfect weather.  

Camp Avalon Attendees
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Back at the Centre, after a talk by Andy Mears on world birding and conservation, Brian Gibbs the Somerset County Recorder gave us a talk.  He was really interesting and spoke to us about keeping good notes, what records are needed to support a rarity and how to submit records.  he then spoke to us about understanding fieldcraft and how to behave around birds and sensitive sites.

It was brilliant that Brian Gibbs made the times to come and speak to us and understand things better, particularly as older birders are not necessarily a good example.

Camp Avalon
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

Camp Avalon
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

Camp Avalon
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

About the Writer

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig on Scilly
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig 

Mya-Rose Craig is a 13 year old young birder, conservationist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She is looking forward to going Mountain Gorilla Trekking in East Africa in the summer and watching Penguins in Antarctica in December 2015, which will be her 7th continent. She has recently been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter

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