Tim Appleton MBE announced as Patron of Andalucia Bird Society

Tim Appleton MBE announced as Patron of Andalucia Bird Society

The Andalucia Bird Society has said it is “delighted” to announce Tim Appleton MBE as Patron of the group and look forward to a full and fruitful relationship working together with Tim to promote the aims and appeal of the Society.

As the work by the ABS in regional conservation is entering into a new era Tim Appleton will be an active member and work together with ABS conservation officer Neil A Hill and ABS president Peter Jones in their regional conservation planning.

Tim said, “I am delighted and honoured to become Patron of the Andalucía Bird Society.

“I first visited Andalucía in 1984 and that first visit laid a foundation for some of the most memorable birding experiences in that region. Since those early days, I have made repeated visits and fallen in love with Andalucía, its birds, its culture, its people, its gastronomy and the amazing range of wildlife habitats.

“So, to be asked to become the Society’s Patron is a dream come true!

“I will ensure that, in my role as Patron, I will endeavour to help the Society grow and become an organisation recognised throughout the country and beyond as a shining example of friendship, active in conservation and promoting the birds of Andalucía.”

Peter Jones ABS President said, “I am so very happy and honoured that Tim has become our Patron. I have been friends with Tim for well over 40 years and together we share so many ideals related to conservation and birding in general. He is a global figure in the world of bird conservation and promises to be a wonderful ambassador for our Society.”


Andalucia Bird Society

About Andalucia Bird Society

Officially registered and established in 2008, The Andalucía Bird Society provides resident and visiting bird watchers with support and information that is unrivalled for the region and is the largest dedicated bird society in this region. Benefits for members include monthly field meetings, led by professional bird guides, bi-monthly newsletters and our own regional bird checklist, plus of course our flagship quarterly magazine ‘Birds of Andalucía’. www.andaluciabirdsociety.org