AGM followed by a talk by Andrew Cleave MBE – Birding in Belarus

Andrew Cleave

Andrew Cleave MBE is a Hampshire based natural historian with a lifelong passion for wildlife.

He has written more than 20 books on natural history and co-authored many more. He is also a keen wildlife photographer, lecturer and tour leader.

This talk takes us on a brief visit to the vast forests and marshes of Belarus at the height of the breeding season when the air is filled with bird song. Familiar UK species are found here, but many rarities find a home in this relatively un-developed landscape. Some, such as the Aquatic Warbler, are benefitting from skilled habitat management, whilst other species, now scarce in Britain, thrive in the open countryside.