South Wales is one of several areas of the UK where the BTO has appointed volunteer ‘ambassadors’ to arouse public interest and participation in its Garden BirdWatch scheme.
Amanda Skull covers the area west of Cardiff, while Mick Bailey covers from Cardiff to the English border. In practice they help each other out and do not keep rigidly to this territorial division.
Their activities include radio broadcasts, press articles, talks to clubs and other social groups (bird and wildlife groups, churches, WI, PROBUS, U3A, etc), stalls in garden centres and at various events.
They are always on the lookout for such opportunities and would welcome enquiries and suggestions.
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In addition to his GBW activities, Mick also gives other talks on birds in order to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. He also gives talks on MS itself.
The BTO GBW team can be contacted at BTO headquarters in Thetford:
01842 750 050