Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

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Chris Dee

Study species: Pied Flycatcher

I have had an interest in the natural world since childhood and developed an enthusiasm for birds in my teenage years, going on to study Zoology at the University of Oxford.

In North Devon, England, I monitor breeding Pied Flycatchers in nestboxes at three woodlands as part of the PiedFly Network.

When I am not ringing, I run my own company specialising in website development for bird-related not-for-profit organisations and volunteer groups.

I am a UK licensed bird-ringer holding a training endorsement and was an active member of the Rye Meads Ringing Group for over 30 years and a founder member of the North Thames Gull Group. I have continued ringing since moving to Devon in 2015 where I make frequent visits to the island of Lundy - an important site for migrant passerines in both Spring and Autumn. My bird interests are not confined to landbirds, as I am heavily involved with the Devon and Cornwall Wader Ringing Group.

I am particularly interested in the use of web and other evolving technologies to engage volunteers in environmental monitoring and to present bird distribution and movement data in an accessible format.