Breaking Tour News

Pushing the Boundaries Tour

You are invited to attend any of the events below. 

5 night left!

N.B. **NEW DATES** in Lincoln and Leicester. Hope you can make it.

Dorset – Wednesday 30th January 2013 – more info here

Kent – Thursday 31st January 2013 – more info here

Lincoln – Friday 1st February 2013 – more info here

Leicester and Rutland – Saturday 2nd February 2013 – more info here

Northumberland – Monday 4th February 2013 – more info here

“One of the most inspiring events I have ever seen” is how attendees, coming from all over Europe and North America, summed up the first Arctic Gullfest in April 2012. This evening brings together the hosts of that event. Martin and Sharon, from Sheffield, UK will talk about pushing the boundaries of birding over the last 12 months, some of which have been kept off the Birding Frontiers blog, especially for this tour. Birding architects Tormod and his wife Elin will talk about their family move to Varanger, in Arctic Norway. They combine pioneering architecture and conservation while engaging ordinary local people- pushing the boundaries in how people and nature work better together. It promises to be a highly entertaining and inspiring evening- not to be missed!

When and Where:

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Other upcoming Birding Frontiers Events

London Natural History Society – Wednesday 6th February 2013 – more info here and  here

6 Weds. 19.00 Ornithology (London Bird Club). The LookOut, Hyde Park. The Wonder Of Birds. Martin Garner. Author of Frontiers In Birding, Martin Garner invites you to join him in sharing a passion for birds and wildlife!  A member of the British Birds Rarities Committee and an ID consultant for Birding World, Martin will illustrate why we should never take our local patch for granted by highlighting some London rarities and also looking at some of the most exciting places for birding in the Western Palearctic. So come and be inspired, encouraged and entertained in an evening fully exploring the wonder of birds!

Wakefield RSPB Group – Thursday 28th February 2013 – more info here

“The wonders of Israel in Spring and Autumn”

2 thoughts on “Breaking Tour News

  1. Tim Jones (@TimsBirding)

    Hi Martin,

    In your recent talk you told us to take up sound recording as it will teach us lots and help to ID birds, however a set up like yours costing best part of £1500! is way out of the price range of most birders. Could you recommend a parabolic setup within a more reasonable price range? (£100-£300)


    1. Martin Garner

      Hi Tim

      You certainly don’t even need a parabolic reflector. I started with a Remembird which I still think does a great job and is so light weight- plus software for recording your data. You can now add an external microphone as well

      Also recorders like the Olympus LS11 are excellent and amplify the bird sound. There are other options as well – I guess the forums on bird sound are about and would give more choices. So yes plenty of other options but I can only really recommend ones I have used as listed above). Not everyone like parabolic sounds either. So my suggestion would be just start with small hand held recorder and download Raven lite (free sonogram software from Cornell) and get started.

      Hope that helps Martin


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