Hampshire’s Special Birds

Keith Betton

Hampshire Ornithological Society’s Chair and County Bird Recorder, Keith is a contributing editor to Nature Travel Network. A Londoner by birth, and an active birdwatcher since he was 12, Keith now lives halfway between there and the south coast of England. A former Board Member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Keith is also Vice President of the British Trust for Ornithology, and Chairman of the African Bird Club. Having worked in the travel industry for 25 years, his views about travel trends are widely sought by the media – and he has made over 1,000 TV appearances – mainly in the UK, but also on CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC. He has visited nearly 100 countries and clocked up 7,200 bird species along the way. A keen supporter of the American Birding Association, he has also made over 15 birding trips to the USA and Canada.

Tonight, he will talk about Stone Curlew, Little Egret, Peregrine, Red Kite and Willow Tit among others. These are all species for which Hampshire is now important. All are still uncommon but some are declining.