Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Camp Avalon - Sat 20 Jun 15, A session on world birding and conservation


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


Saturday morning was the first full day if the camp.  After a morning of birding we returned to the Avalon Marshes Centre for drinks, lots of chocolate cake and then a talk from world birder, Andy Mears.  He talked about how world birding has improved his birding skills and all the other great things about birding abroad.  He also talked about all the conservation that takes place because of birders travelling to other countries and putting money into eco-tourism.

Andy was really inspiring and encouraged us to volunteer with an eco tourism bird project abroad if we were going to have a gap year.

Andy was the second person in the world to see all the Pittas of the World, which is amazing when you think about how hard it is to see even the easiest species.


Camp Avalon Attendees at Andy Mears session
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

Camp Avalon Attendees at Andy Mears session
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig

Camp Avalon Attendees at Andy Mears session
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig


Camp Avalon Attendees at Andy Mears session
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig


Camp Avalon Attendees
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 12 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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