The Biking Birder 2016: A Green Birding Quest for 300

The Biking Birder 2016: A Green Birding Quest for 300

by Mr Gary B Prescott


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979338035
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2018
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Gary Prescott, now mostly better known as The Biking Birder, is a passionate environmentalist and birder, who spent three years, 2010, 2015 and 2016, cycling around the UK. During two of these years Gary cycled to every Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Wildfowl & Wetland Trust (WWT) nature reserve, all 242 of them. Gary cycled over 17,000 miles during this time. Gary became the British Green Birding Year list record holder in 2015, seeing 290 different bird species in that year. Gary in 2016 tried to become the European Green Birding record holder and this book details his attempt.
Gary did all of this in order to raise money for his favourite charities; the RSPB and the WWT. Also he raised money for Asthma UK, as he is a serious asthmatic and also for Chaskwasi-Manu. Chaskwasi-Manu is a project which enables indigenous rainforest children of The Manu Rainforest in deepest Peru access education. The children's aim is to get an education and hence learn how to lobby and petition in order to protect their rainforest from various industries trying to destroy their homeland; namely treeloggers, mineral extractors and the oil industry. The Manu is a two million hectare National Park and is in desperate need of protection.
Gary spent his career as a teacher, working as a Secondary Biology teacher in Wolverhampton, UK. Gary also taught for a number of years in Primary Schools before working as a Special Needs teacher in MLD, ESBD, Deaf and Autistic schools.
Now retired, Gary spends his life giving talks (email for details) and working as a volunteer at the wonderful Stratford Upon Avon Butterfly Farm during the Winter months.
Biking Birder adventure Peru is therefore Gary's fourth Biking Birder adventure. BB2018-Peru.
Now over sixty, Gary's zest for life is undiminished and many more exciting projects and destinations are ahead of him.

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