Puffin. Sarah Kelman

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BTO Conference 2021

The BTO Conference 2021 will be held entirely online - book to attend a wealth of interesting talks via Zoom, celebrating the efforts of BTO volunteers and members.

November 2021

BTO Conference 2021: Session 1 Symphonious Spring – Rewilding and Birds at Knepp Wildland

We open our week of conference talks with Penny Green, ecologist and Tony Davis, lead ringer, sharing the journey of Knepp's rewilding project and the extraordinary results so far.

Penny Green/Tony Davis

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Nightingale. Edmund Fellowes

BTO Conference 2021: Session 2 Songbird Studies

Session 2 focuses on projects studying a trio of songbirds; Wheatears, Willow Warblers and Willow Tits.

Ian Beggs, Hugh Hanmer & Sophie Pinder

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Willow Warbler. Chris Knights

December 2021

BTO Conference 2021: Session 3 Wondrous Waders

Session 3 of the BTO Conference includes talks on Curlew by Sam Franks, Owen Williams talking about Woodcock Ringing and Richard du Feu talking about the Altcar Knot project.

Sam Franks, Owen Williams & Richard du Feu

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Curlew headstarting. Sam Franks

BTO Conference 2021: Session 4 New Advances in Technology

Session 4 of the BTO Conference includes talks on Tree Pipits by Niall Burton, Greg Conway talking about Nightjar DNA barcoding and Mark Wilson presenting about the tracking of migrant passerines breeding in Scotland using miniaturised geolocators.

Niall Burton, Greg Conway & Mark Wilson

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Tree Pipit. Graham Catley

BTO Conference 2021: Session 5 The Witherby Lecture - Coevolution as an engine of biodiversity: insights from African birds

For the final talk of the week join evolutionary biologist Prof Claire Spottiswoode who will give this year's Witherby Lecture - Coevolution as an engine of biodiversity: insights from African birds.

Prof Claire Spottiswoode

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Orlando Yassene holding a wild Greater Honeyguide in northern Mozambique. Claire Spottiswoode

BTO Conference 2021: Member's AGM

BTO AGM and Medal Presentations 2021, open to all BTO members. Featuring a review of the BTO year by Chair of the BTO Board, Professor Jenny Gill.

Jenny Gill & Andrew Scott

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BTO survey volunteers, David Tipling

View the 2020 conference on Youtube

The 2020 BTO Conference was held entirely online - thanks to all those that attended. Missed a session, or the whole conference? View all the recordings of the conference sessions on BTO's Youtube channel.

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