Forthcoming book auction

Dominic Winter will be selling books from Martin Woodcock’s collection on 12th December.

It includes scarce titles on Asian and African birds, and much else, including a number of extra-illustrated “one-offs,” some with original watercolur vignettes by Martin.

The catalogue will be online on the Dominic Winter website on 30th November and the hard copy catalogue will be available from 3rd December.

Diary date: 2018 Autumn Meeting

The OBC Autumn Meeting, incorporating the 34th AGM, will be held in the Wilkinson Room, St John the Evangelist, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

Doors open at 10:30 and the meeting starts at 11:00. All are welcome – please bring your friends. Snacks, cakes and hot and cold drinks will be available all day.

Speakers include:
John Geeson on Birding Highlights of the Tibetan Plateau
H S Sathya Chandra Sagar on Impacts of bird trapping in post-logged forest in lowland Sumatra
James Robinson on Fighting to save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper –
Dr Nigel Collar on Unidentified flying objects in Asia
Pete Morris on Japan – Birding through the Seasons

Download the meeting agenda here…and see you there! Minutes of the 33rd AGM, held in September 2017.

BirdingASIA 29

OBC Members should already have received the latest edition of BirdingASIA, Number 29. Another issue packed full of the latest news from the region, including articles on latest taxonomic updates, species new to Malaysia and elsewhere in the region, new breeding records, latest sightings and much much more…

As an OBC member you will receive two issues of BirdingASIA per year plus our scientific journal Forktail – all for a bargain membership fee. So don’t delay, join today!

Flappy’s journeys end

On 17th May 2018, the last satellite transmission was received from Flappy – the Oriental Bird Club sponsored Common Cuckoo of the nominate subspecies – 100 km north of Mandaly and 30 km east of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.

It seems certain Flappy perished sometime on the night of 14-15th May, during the return leg of her migration from wintering quarters in Mozambique to where she had spent the previous two summers, in northern Mongolia, close to the border with Russia.

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BirdingASIA 28

OBC Members should already have received the latest edition of BirdingASIA, Number 28. Another issue packed full of the latest news from the region, including articles on latest taxonomic updates, species new to Malaysia and elsewhere in the region, new breeding records, latest sightings and much much more…

As an OBC member you will receive two issues of BirdingASIA per year plus our scientific journal Forktail – all for a bargain membership fee. So don’t delay, join today!

OBC fundraising tour to the Philippines

UPDATE: August 2018 – tour now full!

Silvery Kingfisher is one of the many endemic species participants can hope to see on the 2019 OBC tour to the Philippines © Birdtour Asia

OBC are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Birdtour Asia to offer a tour to the fabulous Philippines archipelago.

Profits from the tour, which runs from 24th March to 9th April 2019 will go to the OBC Conservation Fund.

Focusing on Luzon, Mindanao and Palawan, participants can hope to see more than 140 endemics including such spectacular species as Philippine Eagle, Palawan Peacock-Pheasant, Philippine and Steere’s Pitta, Southern Silvery Kingfisher, Southern Rufous Hornbill, Celestial Monarch, Philippine Trogon and Cinnamon Ibon, potentially an endemic family.

Please visit the Birdtour Asia website for further details and to register your interest.

2017 Autumn Meeting

2017 Autumn Meeting
The OBC Autumn Meeting, incorporating the 33rd AGM, will be held in the Wilkinson Room, St John the Evangelist, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN on Saturday 23rd September 2017.

Doors open at 10:30  and the meeting starts at 11:00. All are welcome – please bring your friends. Snacks, cakes and hot and cold drinks will be available all day.

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BirdingAsia 27 published

OBC Members already, or should shortly receive the latest edition of BirdingASIA, Number 27. Another issue packed full of the latest news from the region, including articles on recent taxonomic changes proposed for Asian birds, breeding birds of Wallacea, the Asian songbird crisis, Rote Island Indonesia, Virachey National Park Cambodia and much much more…

As an OBC member you will receive two issues of BirdingASIA per year plus our scientific journal Forktail – all for a bargain membership fee. So don’t delay, join today!