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 Welcome to new season
New to Qatar or to the QNHG? Don't know much about us?  For more information contact Steering Committee member. Welcome to the 2017/18 QNHG Season! Our monthly programme of talks are usually held the first Wednesday of the month, October - June at 7:00 pm at the auditorium/gym of the Doha English Speaking School (DESS Map) Doha, Qatar,  unless otherwise stated. 
 

 
Post Ramble News: The 1st ramble of the season attracted great number of enthusiastic past and new members. Thanks to Peter Shellard's expertise,  40 species of birds were identified.   Check the list he generously prepared.
 


 Monthly Talks:
 
 

 Monthly Rambles
 
April FIELD TRIP #2- SATURDAY 28th April 2018 - Exploration of the archaeological site at Murwab
 
 

 



Volunteer Announcement
There is an opportunity for our members to assist Marine Biologist, Dr. Jed Brown, with fish counting and identification on one hour underwater videos. He will train you in this process. Please read the information below to understand this opportunity and how to contact Dr. Brown.

Volunteer Announcement - 2018
 
There is an opportunity for our members to assist Marine Biologist, Dr. Jed Brown, with fish counting and identification on one hour underwater videos. He will train you in this process. Please read the information below to understand this opportunity and how to contact Dr. Brown.
I am seeking volunteers to examine underwater video tapes to count & identify fish.  (These are normal videos, not 360 videos).  The purpose is to quantify the abundance of certain fish species at the locations where we deployed our cameras.  This requires a PC (not a MAC) from the volunteer and if you have an external hard drive, that’s better.  I can train any interested people how to do this and how to identify the fish species of interest.  I would prefer people who can commit to about 25 videos or so.  The videos are one hour but can be viewed at higher speeds.  If you don’t have an external hard drive, we can probably loan one to you. Any interested people can contact me directly at 3045-3776 or jedb00@gmail.com (2 zeros after the b).

I am seeking volunteers to examine underwater video tapes to count & identify fish.  (These are normal videos, not 360 videos).  The purpose is to quantify the abundance of certain fish species at the locations where we deployed our cameras.  This requires a PC (not a MAC) from the volunteer and if you have an external hard drive, that’s better.  I can train any interested people how to do this and how to identify the fish species of interest.  I would prefer people who can commit to about 25 videos or so.  The videos are one hour but can be viewed at higher speeds.  If you don’t have an external hard drive, we can probably loan one to you. Any interested people can contact me directly at 3045-3776 or jedb00@gmail.com (2 zeros after the b).
 


 



  
QNHG members who went on the Field Trip to Al Ahamal park and the north coast had a reasonable successful morning's birding.
Although the Al Shamal park was fairly quiet we did see some red-throated pipits and a song thrush, and for the eagle-eyed there was even a rare sighting of a sparrowhawk.
Our journey along the coast and the harbour at Al Ruwais yielded a Pacific Golden Plover, a Black Redstart and a Spotted Redshank.
In all, largely due to the much appreciated help of Doha veteran birders Peter Shelland and Gordon Saunders, collectively, we managed to see 49 species.
It is hoped to arrange another birding trip in the near future, either to the same location, or, authorities permitting to Irkaya Farm.
 
 
 
Jacques LeBlanc A new publication on the surface geology of Qatar is available for free download - for more details go here




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