What is BirdWatch Zambia?
formerly known as ZOS (Zambian Ornithological Society) is one of the
older NGOs registered under the Societies Act in Zambia having been in
existence since 1969. The object of the Society is to stimulate
interest in and to further the study and conservation of birds in
Zambia. We are also a Partner Designate of BirdLife International.
BirdWatch Zambia has always had a committed core membership with a high
degree of technical skills capable of maintaining a constant output of
high quality ornithological research which is regularly published in
internal and external scientific publications. Grouped around this core
of expertise is a committed and knowledgeable membership providing
freely of their time towards BirdWatch Zambia's many activities
including a monthly Newsletter and frequent walks and field outings.
How is BirdWatch
is managed by a democratically elected executive committee comprising
of up to 11 members who are elected annually to office at the Annual
General Meeting. The members of the executive committee comprise a
Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and up to 7 ordinary members.
The Technical Advisor (TA), is not elected but co-opted and has no
voting rights. The TA is selected from a small group of internationally
recognised ornithologists living in Zambia. The BirdWatch Zambia
executive committee meets monthly to conduct the formal business of the
Society and review and assess the projects work that is in progress.
BirdWatch Zambia runs a
full time office situated in 25 Joseph Mwilwa Road, Rhodes Park, Lusaka.
The office is
run by an Office Manager and the staff include a research Officer
Chaona Phiri, and Accounts Clerk as well as two logistics officers.
There is a branch of BirdWatch Zambia on the Copperbelt and one in the
Luangwa Valley. These branches are called “Nests” and have their own
birding activities in the area they represent.
Sichilongo (0966 442540)
- Crispin Sinyama
Bell-Cross (0977 485446)
- Peggy Evans
Membership Secretary - Susan Clayton
Coordinator - Carl Beel (0978239543)
Newsletter Coordinator - Glenys Shone
Fundraising, Advertisiing and - Fen Rickards
- Griffin Shanungu
- Fil Hide (0978 345590)
- Frank Willems
How is BirdWatch
The core functions
of the Society have always been financed from member's subscriptions
and other internal fund raising activities. In addition, the Society,
which has gained an enviable reputation for credibility and
accountability, has been successful in acquiring grant financing for