About the CHOG Committee


Dr. Chris Chapleo - Chairman
Occupation: University Lecturer
Number of Years Birding: 40
Countries Birded: Australia, Canary Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Kenya, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the USA

Mark Andrews - Vice-Chairman and Treasurer
Occupation: Certified Accountant
Number of Years Birding: 40+
Countries Birded: Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Egypt, Falkland Islands, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Morocco, Poland, Russia, Spain, the USA, Western Sahara and the West Indies

David Taylor - General Secretary, Website Co-ordinator and Stanpit Marsh Representative
Occupation: Product Director
Number of Years Birding: 40+
Countries Birded: Austria, Canary Islands, China, Denmark, Estonia, Gambia, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Israel, Morocco, Nepal, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain including the Balearic Islands, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and the USA

Ed Brett - Ringing Secretary
Occupation: Retired Air Traffic Controller
Number of Years Birding: 40
Countries birded: Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Poland, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, the USA and the former USSR

Olly Frampton - Recorder
Occupation: Bus Driver
Number of Years Birding: 15

Ali Germain - Publicity & Promotions
Occupation: Organisation Development Consultant and Coach
Always been passionate about nature and the environment
Count(r)ies birded: Cornwall, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, the Isles of Scilly, Sri Lanka and the USA.

Roger Howell - Report Distribution
Occupation: Retired IT Support Engineer
Number of Years Birding: 45
Countries Birded: Armenia, Canada, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, China, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Madeira, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain and the USA

Leo Pyke - Report Editor
Occupation: Hearing Aid Dispenser
Number of Years Birding: 30+
Countries Birded: Botswana, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, France, Gambia, Ghana, Iceland, India, Israel, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey and the USA

Kevin Sayer - Indoor Meetings Organiser
Occupation: Retired IT Manager
Number of Years Birding: 50+
Countries Birded: Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain and the USA

Dave Smith - Hengistbury Head Representative

Ian Southworth - Membership Secretary
Occupation: Retired Accountant
Number of Years Birding: 30+
Countries Birded: Brazil, China, Costa Rica, France, Gambia, Ghana, India, Israel, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the USA

Trevor Warrick - Conservation Officer
Occupation: Town Planner
Number of Years Birding: 30+
Countries Birded: Australia, France, Gambia, Morocco, Spain, Turkey and the USA

Nick Whitehouse - Outdoor Meetings Organiser
Occupation: Tour Leader for Birding Abroad Ltd
Number of Years Birding: 45
Countries Birded: Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Canary Islands, China, Corsica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy including Sicily, Israel, Latvia, Mongolia, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain including the Balearic Islands, Sweden, Switzerland and the former Yugoslavia. Favourite destinations – Mongolia, Oman and Point Pelee, Canada.

Publications
We have a number of publications available including the current edition of Birds of Christchurch HarbourReport CoverAlso, back issues from previous years and other goodies.