Just back from the States, where we were proudly representing Filey and Flamborough Bird Observatories at the International Bird Observatory Conference 2017 (IBOC2017) in Cape May, New Jersey. I'll be writing about it in more detail within several upcoming articles, but with so much to process and build upon after what was an extraordinarily inspiring time (and so much else to do now we're back), it seems smart to kick out a succession of posts here just to keep the plates spinning.
(Thanks Bjorn for the above photo of the team vismigging at Higbees at sunrise!)
We forged great friendships (and strengthened existent ones) with comrades from all over the world, learned so much, found inspiration at every turn and above all felt very much part of a global Obs community - from which there will be many partnerships and positives to follow. So with apologies for lack of detail (for now) and photo indulgence (it's good to have them in one place and accessible beyond social media), here's a few photos that reflect the camaraderie and team spirit of the conference, its fantastic people and of the greater Cape May Bird Obs family:
(and thanks to Bjorn, Am and Maina for other photos above)
More to follow!