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CHOG Committee

Dr. Chris ChapleoChairman 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 AndrewsVice-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 TaylorGeneral Secretary, Website Co-ordinator, Landowner Liaison and Trustee
Occupation: Product Management Consultant
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 BrettRinging 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 CorderyOutdoor Meetings Organiser
Occupation: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Number of Years Birding: 45+
Countries Birded: Australia, Ethiopia, Kenya, New Zealand, South
Africa, Spain and the USA.
Olly FramptonRecorder
Occupation: Bus Driver
Number of Years Birding: 15+
Greg LambeIndoor 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 LawrieEngagement 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 LevyStudent Liaison Officer
Occupation: Student studying Ecology & Wildlife Conservation at
Number of Years Birding: 12
Countries Birded: Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Iceland and
the USA.
Leo PykeArchivist
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 and CHOG Online 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, Portugal,
St. Lucia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain including the Balearic Islands,
Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates
and the USA.
Trevor WarrickConservation Officer
Occupation: Town Planner
Number of Years Birding: 30+
Countries Birded: Australia, France, Gambia, Morocco, Spain, Turkey
and the USA.


We have a number of publications available including the current edition of The Birds of Christchurch Harbour.

Also, back issues from previous years and other goodies.


Our interactive harbour map helps you to identify locations around the harbour and gives some useful pointers.