About the CHOG Committee


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

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

David Taylor - General Secretary, Website Co-ordinator, Stanpit Marsh Representative
and Trustee

Occupation: Product Director
Number of Years Birding: 40+
Countries Birded: Austria, Azerbaijan, Canary Islands, China, Denmark, Estonia, Gambia, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Israel, Mongolia, Morocco, Norway, 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, Turkey, the USA and the former USSR

Richard Cordery - Hengistbury Head Representative
Occupation: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Number of Years Birding: 45
Countries Birded: Australia, Ethiopia, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and the USA.

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

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, Mongolia, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain and the USA

Greg Lambe - Indoor Meetings Organiser
Occupation: Property Manager
Number of Years Birding: 43+
Countries Birded: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand and the USA.

Gina Lawrie - Engagement Officer
Occupation: Personal and Organisational Consultant, Coach and Trainer - trying to move toward semi retirement, at least
Always been passionate about nature and the environment.
Countries Birded: Australia, Gambia, Greece, India, Kenya, Morocco, Romania, South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago.

Samuel Levy - Student Officer
Occupation: Student studying Ecology &Wildlife Conservation at Bournemouth
Number of Years Birding: 12
Countries Birded: Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Iceland and the USA.

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

Charles StubbsReport Editor
Occupation: Management Consultant (semi-retired)
Number of Years Birding: 50+
Countries Birded: Antigua, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cayman Islands, Chile, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, St. Lucia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain including the Balearic Islands, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates and the USA.

Ron Toft - Publicity Officer
Occupation: Retired Wildlife Journalist, Author and Photographer
Number of Years Birding: 30+
Countries birded: Barbados, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Crete, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Gambia, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, St. Lucia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the USA and Zambia.

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.