The inspiration for this site originates from a perceived desire beyond the small group of North East Essex Birders who regularly visit Holland Haven, to make available a reference point for all to promote, contribute to and support what is arguably one of Essex's premier bird watching locations.
Although not a location readily associated with ''mega alert'' messages received via one of the pager services, Holland Haven nonetheless is widely recognized as a site that regularly hosts, from a rarity perspective, species of national interest in addition to a wide variety of scarcer migrants and commoner residents.
WHO ARE WE?
The Holland Haven Birding Group is principally Gary Gardiner (website originator, ringing team member and also occasional site recorder), Karen Aldous (website maintainer and recorder), recorder Mick Rodwell - who can on most days, be found surveying both bird and various wildlife species while wandering the areas of the site, be it with or without other individuals from the supportive dozen or more local birders - that include amongst them, Simon Cox, John Sawyer and Paul Brayshaw.
Occasional ringing has occurred since the assembling of a ringing team in July 2009. The team consists of Simon Cox, Peter Newton and Gary Gardiner. Details of these events can be seen under the "Ringing" link.
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