Date(s) - 07/10/2023
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Very important notes:
The meeting place is inside Gibraltar, see map and Meeting Point below the map
REMEMBER TO TAKE YOUR PASSPORT
Event: Tovey Cottage Natural History Field Centre in Gibraltar
Meeting Point: Europa Point Car Park, 4M63+9RR, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar (be careful this is inside Gibraltar!)
Directions to the meeting point: https://goo.gl/maps/2ZgWoA1vK3qc4VM38
Leader for the day: Tommy Finlayson – Local Guide, assisted by Lin Moore
Liaison: David Pope – Public Relations
Information about the meeting:
We will assemble in the Europa Point “FREE” car park at 09:30h sharp; (please be on time because I want to be away from this location). Your vehicle will no longer be needed so be sure to take everything you need for the morning with you!
As from this point, those attending will be transferred to the Tovey Cottage Field Centre, situated high up on the Rock of Gibraltar. Here we will be introduced to Vincent Robba(ABS Member) and head of the Raptor rehab section where you will be given a viewpoint presentation on the big screen which will include Conservation projects carried out and planned.
After you will view “Birds of Prey” on display and before lunch we will explore the north part of the nature reserve to look for Barbary partridges although there is a chance we will see them at Tovey. If we are lucky, we may be entertained by a few Barbary macaques along the way!
We will head for Roy’s fish and chips at Casmates between 1 -1.30pm.
After lunch we will return to Europa Point whence we started to watch for seabirds over the Straits and, given time, go birding in the nearby Cemetery which is highly recommended. Depending on wind conditions we may change the itinerary to include Migrating raptors from Princess Caroline’s Battery.
Accommodation in the area:
Details about the accommodation offered by our Affiliated Members in this area can be found by using the following this link.
Clothing and food:
Hats and sunscreen with a flask of water and a healthy snack.
1. We will ask a member to write a trip report for our experiences of the day.
2. Members can invite guests, but they must join the Society on the day for insurance purposes.
3. We will ask members in attendance to drop a voluntary micro-contribution in a collection box to help support a nominated ABS conservation project.
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