Talk - Costa Rica and Borneo by Dave Robinson

Friday 14 May


Price: £3.50 local group members £4.00 for non-members, LU student gratis with SU card. Pay at the door.

This talk will focus on the Natural History of several areas in the Tropics, with particular emphasis on the birdlife of Costa Rica and Borneo.  Some mammals, insects and plants will also feature - particularly those with interesting or unusual lifestyles.

Dave spent his career as a Research Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry. From a very early age he has been fascinated by all aspects of the natural world - with a particular passion for birds.  Retirement has allowed him to dedicate more time to wildlife activities - including related overseas travel, voluntary work with the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and general wildlife surveying and recording. He is a keen amateur photographer, but is not a fan of using heavy and unwieldy cameras!  With his particular interest in visiting tropical areas, this talk will focus on the birds and general natural history of Costa Rica and Borneo.

We get the best speakers and also have one of the best lecture theatres on the Loughborough University campus - tiered padded seats. wheelchair access and a sound system with a hearing loop - it is of more than adequate size for our audience, which gives everybody that bit of extra space.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate should be available - 70p or 50p if you bring your own mug.

A selection of wild bird food is usually available for sale.

Please note: this event is run by an RSPB volunteer group and is organised for interested members of the local community.


Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University. Epinal Way, Loughborough.

There is ample free parking right outside the building.

To find the lecture theatre click on the Googe Map link below, which shows the exact location of the entrance, especially if you use the satellite view.

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 52.765903, -1.227683 (Google Maps)
  • County: Leicestershire