OBC Autumn Meeting 2015

The OBC Autumn Meeting, incorporating the 31st AGM, will be held in the Wilkinson Room, St John the Evangelist, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN on Saturday 5th September 2015.

The meeting starts at 11:00 and all are welcome – please bring your friends. Snacks, cakes and hot and cold drinks will be available all day.

Sales by WildSounds
Prize draw in aid of the OBC Conservation Fund
The AGM, at which only OBC members may vote, will be held at 12:00

Parking in side streets around the venue is very limited and we recommend that you travel by rail where possible or use the ‘Park and Ride’ service (www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20149/park_and_ride). Walking time from Cambridge Station forecourt is about 15-20 minutes. Walk up Station Road to the junction with Hills Road and turn left. The venue is on the left hand side of Hills Road, about 400m after it crosses the railway, directly opposite Homerton College. There is a frequent bus service from Drummer Street bus station via the railway station forecourt, and along Hills Road. For a map, type the postcode CB2 8RN into ww.streetmap.co.uk.

Please find here the Minutes of the 2014 AGM, held in November 2014 and the OBC Accounts for 2014, both in PDF format.

Programme
10:30 Doors open – hot and cold drinks available
11:00 Opening remarks by the Chairman
11:15 ‘China’s Grippers’ – a talk on the most sought-after birds of China by Pete Morris
12:00 Annual General Meeting
12:30 Lunch break – refreshments and sales
13:30 ‘Baer’s Pochard: responding to a critical situation’ by Dr Debbie Pain, Director of Conservation at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
14:15 ‘In search of the endemic birds of Taiwan’ by Andy Walker
15:00 ‘Restoration of Indonesian rainforest – sustainable model or Government whim?’ by Andrew Impey, Head of Global Habitats, RSPB
15:45 Break for refreshments and sales
16:00 ‘Bangladesh’s Spoon-billed Sandpiper and World Shorebirds Day’ by Mya-Rose Craig (aka Birdgirl)
16:30 ‘Videoing around the Philippines’ by Keith Blomerley
17:15 Prize draw and closing remarks by the Chairman
17:30 Meeting closes