Debbie Colgate

I have been a member of Henfield Birdwatch since 2005. In 2007 I rang our Chairman Mike Russell and offered to assist with any general admin. Mike asked me to take over the vacant Secretary role – talk about in at the deep end! I now edit and send out the newsletters, organise events and, since 2017 when we set up the Henfield Birdwatch Swift Project, I have been the Henfield Swifts Champion. I am also one of the Perching Manor Farm Bird Survey team.

I am a member of RSPB, the Sussex Ornithological Society, the British Trust for Ornithology, Friends of Warnham Nature Reserve, Butterfly Conservation, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England and Sustainable Henfield 2030.