A UK Green birder, birdwatcher, twitcher and environmentalist, Gary Prescott aka The Biking Birder is preparing for the Biking Birder Adventure of a lifetime, a 6 month journey across Southern Peru.
Starting in April next year, he will cycle from the Pacific, up and over the High Andes. Then leaving his bike, he will kayak down the mighty Madre de Dios river through the Manu Rainforest.
Sunday, 5 February 2017
time no post so a catch up is required.
is Sunday the 5th
of February and I am sitting with my Mum and Dad at their home in
North Worcestershire, UK. It is foggy and cold outside and the
conversation is all about sport with Dad, while Mum is on Planet
Kindle. I am trying to show Dad how brilliant tonight's Superbowl is
going to be. A video of ten of the best Tom Brady plays this season
doesn't grab him. Oh well, I will watch it alone tonight.
is said that American Football's popularity is declining in the US.
Soccer is ascending. I hope this isn't another case of attention span
deficiency, as with cricket. The move away from Test Matches to the
20:twenty format is sad in my opinion but audience figures show that
the short format is the future. I need to get to Australia for The
Ashes as soon as possible. Maybe I can get there this Christmas!
just over six weeks time The SpokesFolks will be heading off for The
Champions of The Flyways competition in Eilat, Israel.
The Champions of The Flyways is :
A Big International Birding Event
Takes place in Eilat on the 28th of March, 2017
The main aim is to raise money for Birdlife International
Fourteen Teams - PLEASE support The SpokesFolks
The four of us
in the team; Erin, George, Samuel and I will be the first
International Green Team to take part in the event and very proud of
this we are. We have been informed that because of our presence there
are a few other Green teams from Israel participating. Bring it on!
Birding teams are not allowed to use fossil fuels for transport so we
will be cycling. My hope is that we can get camels for the hottest
time in the day.
Now I will take the opportunity here to say a massive thank you to our team sponsor, Viking Optics. It is a real boost to have such a big company behind us.
competition is a twenty four hour bird race, Midnight to Midnight and
it is going to be extremely tough on the four of us with the weather
going to be hot and the terrain dusty.
inclusion of a Green Birding team in such a major event is a sign
that this sport is growing. The more awareness of Green Birding and
of it's aims can only be a good thing.
COTF event is designed to raise money for Birdlife International,
supporting projects that fight the illegal murder of millions of
migrating birds through the region. This year the event is supporting Doga, the Turkish branch of Birdlife International.
Click on logo for more details.
Over the coming weeks I will be posting updates on here and on our SpokesFolks - Champions of The Flyways blog, detailing our hopes, our preparations and growing confidence.
We would love you to support our team by donating to Birdlife International. Please use this link to do so.