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Scottish Birdwatchers' Conference 2023

Golden Eagle. Photograph by Sarah Kelman
Ben Darvill, Chris Wernham, Steve Willis
Saturday, March 18, 2023 -
09:00 to 17:00
Places available

Scotland's annual spring conference, in partnership with the SOC: Ornithological highlights from the heart of Scotland

This is a one-day conference organised by BTO Scotland, the SOC and the SOC's Central branch. Join us for a range of fascinating talks, designed to be interesting and relevant to both local attendees and those joining from further afield.

The charge for the conference is £32 per person, and includes registration, teas/coffees and a buffet lunch. A limited number of discounted places are available to under 30s and students, priced at £25.
NOTE: we recognise that the cost of living is making things difficult for many people. If the full cost of attending would be prohibitive for you, please get in touch as we would be happy to offer a reduced rate, regardless of your age.

Booking is essential - we cannot accept payment on the door.


Rachel Steenson (PhD student, University of Stirling) - Unravelling the plight of the Dipper, an iconic river bird

Gary Clewley (BTO Scotland) - Land or sea? Tracking gulls from the east coast of Scotland

Young birders (Scottish Bird Camp participants) - The first ever Scottish Bird Camp

Tom Bowser (Argaty Red Kites) - Kites, Beavers and rewilding on Argaty estate

Dave Anderson (Scottish Raptor Study Group) - Discovering more about eagles!

Ben Darvill (BTO Scotland) - Teaching people about birds

Anthony Wetherhill (BTO Scotland) - Tracking Goosanders in Scotland and beyond...

Derek Robertson (Wildlife artist) - Giving Gaelic names to newly established bird species in Scotland



Albert Halls
Albert Halls Dumbarton Road
FK8 2QL Stirling
United Kingdom