Goodbye to our colour mark sightings officer Simon Feys
Simon Feys steps down as Colour-mark Sightings Officer
Simon was responsible for the IWSG sightings mailbox since March 2013. During his time as sightings officer he has dealt with about 3,000 sightings within the East Atlantic Flyway and elsewhere in Europe, distributing these sightings out to the network of species experts and then recording the outcome of the sightings as either success or failure.
The sightings officer is an important role within the IWSG, helping observers trace project leaders of colour-marking projects that they have not been able to track down themselves. It can also be a frustrating job if people do not answer e-mails – which happens far too often. The position of the sightings officer is not a position within ExCo and as Simon did not come to the Wader Study Group Annual Conferences it is probable that not very many of you have actually met him, but he was always there working for the IWSG. We thank him for all his hard work over these years!