Gary Prescott is atÂ present a 53 year old special needs teacher but next yearÂ will faceÂ an exciting challenge:
“In 2010 Gary will visit every RSPB [Royal Society for the Protection of Birds] and WWT [Wildfowl & Wetland Trust, based at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire] nature reserve, following a route that almost circumnavigates the coastline of the United Kingdom; over 5,000 miles. This has never been done before by any means of transport butÂ he will be doing this almost exclusively by bicycle, together with a few boats!Â He looking to promote birdwatching in general and obviously promote what he is doing next year. It is hoped that hisÂ efforts will raise the profile of our wonderful interest and especially hoped that birders will be encouraged to take GREEN transport when birding. GaryÂ will also be attempting to break the current non-motorised year list record held by Chris Mills.Â
The journey will start on January 1st 2010 at Sandwell Valley RSPB reserve near Birmingham; continuing onto just outside Oxford at Otmoor and ending by returning to Sandwell Valley sometime after Christmas 2010.
Gary’s main reason for doing this is to raise awareness of the terrible effects that future climate change could bring. We as birders have seen over the years bird populations change with losses and gains and we have been in a position to see the growing effects of climate change. Other reasons include the raising of funds for 3 charities; namely the RSPB, the WWT and Asthma UK. Gary has asthma, as do 5 million other people in Britain. Please consider sponsoring Gary next year.
Gary’s website is to be found at www.bikingbirder.co.uk
Gary B.Prescott The Biking Birder 2010
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