Change at the top

Posted August 1st, 2017 at 1:32 am in People

"Where did you say the bird was?" Once again, Cox demonstrates his consummate skill as a birder by looking in completely the wrong direction.

Kevin Cox has stepped down as Chair of Devon Birds at the last Council meeting on 26 July. The role will be taken over on an interim basis by Jerry Tallowin, currently Devon Birds' Conservation Officer, who will hand over to Shaw Edwards, Membership Secretary, at the next AGM.

Kevin is stepping down early as he has been nominated to take up the role of RSPB's Chair of Council in October. He said, "It's been a great privilege to serve as Chair of Devon Birds over the past sixteen months and to see the Society go from strength to strength. We now have our highest ever membership and we are doing more for bird conservation than ever before. I've most enjoyed meeting members from across the county, on our reserves, at field and indoor meetings, and on bird surveys. Devon Birds is surely one of the most active and engaged county bird societies in the country and I'm pleased that Jerry and Shaw have stepped up to take over at the helm. We couldn't be in better hands. Although my new role at RSPB will keep me fully occupied, I shall remain an ardent supporter of Devon Birds."