Four years ago I was participating in the Champions of the Flyway Bird Race in Israel with the three gentlemen above. It was fun and we raised a lot of money for bird conservation in Greece. But Israel is not the country in the world with the best moral credentials (nor is the UK!) and we all got there by plane and drove around a lot.
Having said that – it was a great trip (see here for an account written after I got back).
This year, of course, it’s cancelled because of a global pandemic.
But the fundraising is still a good cause, I don’t have to go to Israel and I’d like to see some birds. So my bird race will start just before dawn in my garden in east Northants and I’ll be looking for birds all day (though not every minute of the day – I’ll be popping in and out of the garden every hour for a while).
Why? Because I can, and also to highlight the fact that the cause selected to benefit from this year’s cancelled race is a good cause and it would be a shame if it wasn’t supported.
I’ll keep you updated through the day, but if I get to 30 species that will be pretty good going so don’t expect much. But, you never know.
I like the logo of this team and so if you want to support them here is their JustGiving page too.