BirdTrack Support Officer
Stephen's main tasks are to assist in the running of BirdTrack, as well as to promote the system through social media and writing monthly e-newsletters.Diploma in Environmental Protection, IT Sligo, 2001 - 2004 Degree in Environmental Science and Technology, IT Sligo, 2004 - 2006
Interests & Responsibilities
Stephen's main research responsibilities lie in maintaining the BirdTrack database, as well as in finding patterns in reports to BirdTrack that can effectively promote BirdTrack through social media. Research interests include monitoring changes in migration timing and distribution.
Organising and leading bird tours throughout Europe since 2007.
Warden at Roseate and Little Tern colonies on the east coast of Ireland from 2007 to 2010.
Recent BTO Publications
Content Related to Stephen McAvoy
Waders wane while geese gain
A major new study led by BTO, working with the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) partners, JNCC, RSPB and in association with WWT, provides detailed information on the importance of Great Britain for waterbirds each winter.