Events Programme

KOS Logo 2018 Annual KOS Conference

Counting Birds: Making Birds Count

Saturday November 3rd 2018
Chaucer College, Canterbury

Our conference this year explores many ways in which watching and counting birds can help improve their lives. We are delighted to welcome, among others, Mark Avery, the well known wildlife campaigner, and the Director of the BTO, Andy Clements, who will address KOS members in Kent for the first time.
Places are limited – please book early!

Andy Clements Director of the BTO
Mark AveryWildlife Campaigner
Nicole Khan RSPB: Turtle Doves Project
Will Tofts Warden, Northward Hill RSPB Reserve
Carol DonaldsonCountry side Consultations
Dr Sara Zonnenfeld University of Exeter
Steffan Walton Sandwich Bay BO
Kent bird artists, Norman McCanch and Ian Rendall will be exhibiting work.
£25.00 for current KOS members
£30.00 Guests & non-KOS members
£10.00 Under-25s

Includes: refreshments on arrival, morning coffee, lunch

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Field Meetings

All members and non members are welcome to join us on any of the field trips below. Participation is free. A good chance for experienced birders to meet other enthusiasts or visit new sites and for beginners to benefit from expert guidance. For more information on our outdoor meeting programme contact Ray O’Reilly 07831 362502 ">

2018 Field Meeting Programme

Depending on recent sightings, weather, wind direction and tide, I decide on venue two days prior to the outing. Participants can stay as long as they would like. Field Trips are always a full day.

Bring adequate clothing, boots and at times wellies. On rare occasions sun hats and sun cream. Packed lunch, flask and water are essential, as we do not stop at shops or cafes.

We will stop at available toilets when possible. We cater for both beginners and experts and have a policy of understanding what species a bird is and why. We often look at birds’ present and previous distribution. We explore erstwhile names and who birds are named after.

We enjoy ALL other wildlife including plant life and take our time at sites, not rushing around. As an item of fun we keep a daily bird list record high of 98, lowest 62.
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