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BTO/SWLA Flight Lines: tracking the wonders of bird migration

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Whether it is the sight of the summer’s first Swallow or the sound of a spring Cuckoo, the return of our summer migrants delivers a reassuring sense of a globe that, as the poet Ted Hughes once described, ‘is still working’. That birds should undertake such long and dangerous migratory journeys is something that has long fascinated us, prompting works of art and literature, not to mention many thousands of scientific studies.

The BTO’s Flight Lines project, a joint initiative with the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA), highlights through art and narrative the challenges that migrant birds face and brings to a wider audience the research and conservation work that is being done to help them.

Mike Toms of the British Trust for Ornithology will be giving a talk about the BTO/SWLA Flight Lines Project – a major collaboration between the BTO and the SWLA involving many artists.

3pm The Mall Galleries, London.

This year’s SWLA events are being sponsored by Terravista, so the event itself is free but there is a £4 (£2.50 for concessions) charge to enter the Mall Galleries.

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