In 2016 I will try to break the world record of bird watching. My
mission is to see more than 6000 species over the course of my
‘Biggest Year’. In a collaboration with Vogelbescherming Nederland and the
Dutch Birding Association I will raise money for the groundbreaking Birdlife
Preventing Extinctions Programme.
This programme aims to prevent the extinction of critically endangered all
globally threatened bird species by applying an active, innovative and highly
effective methodology. The programme works with two growing communities ‘Birdlife
Species Guardians’ and ‘BirdLife Species Champions’. The ‘Species Guardians’
are the world-leading experts - local scientists and conservation professionals
(recognised as such by BirdLife) who put their years of hands-on knowledge and
experience, heart and soul into the protection of the bird species in their
care – ones facing imminent extinction.
Every penny raised will go directly to the Birdlife Preventing