Our Team – BTO Northern Ireland
BTO Northern Ireland
Find a Regional Representative
Select your region in the map below to see the details for your representative.
Regional Representatives (RRs)
There are RRs for six BTO regions in Northern Ireland, corresponding roughly with the six counties. The RRs are charged with finding volunteers within their "county", and then liaising with them about surveys and projects. They support volunteers and BTO members by answering queries, giving talks and encouraging participation. Contact details for our RRs can be viewed through the above map, or in the list below:
- Antrim & Belfast - Adam McClure (adamdmcclure [at] gmail.com)
- Armagh - Stephen Hewitt (sjameshewitt [at] hotmail.com)
- Down - Kez Armstrong (kestrelsni [at] gmail.com)
- Fermanagh - Michael Stinson (mick.stinson [at] hotmail.com)
- Londonderry - Claire Hassan (clairehenry71 [at] hotmail.com)
- Tyrone - Steven Fyffe (sfyffe [at] hotmail.co.uk)
Breeding Bird Survey Regional Organisers (BBS ROs)
In two Northern Ireland counties there are Regional Organisers who support volunteers taking part in the Breeding Bird Survey. In other counties the RR deals with BBS.
- Antrim & Belfast - Kevin Mawhinney (kevin.mawhinney [at] btinternet.com)
- Down - Alastair McIlwain (alimcilwain [at] icloud.com)
Wetland Bird Survey Local Organisers (WeBS LOs)
There are fourteen WeBS LOs in Northern Ireland, both for our larger high-priority sites such as Loughs Neagh and Beg and Strangford Lough, and for smaller, local sites.
If you'd like to get in touch with your WeBS LO please contact the NI Officer at stephen.hewitt [at] bto.org and he will pass on their details.
Alternatively, you can register interest in surveying a WeBS site through our WeBS Vacant Sites Map - this will send an email to the relevant WeBS LO.
The organisation of the Heronries Census throughout Northern Ireland is coordinated by Ian Enlander (ian.enlander1 [at] hotmail.com). Please contact Ian if you're interested in taking part in one of BTO's longest running schemes, surveying the nest sites of these fantastic birds, often known as "hern crans" in local parlance.
Garden BirdWatch (GBW)
The promotion of GBW throughout Northern Ireland is looked after by our GBW Ambassador, Mark Beal (mark_beal [at] icloud.com).
Nest Record Scheme (NRS)
We currently have only one voluntary NRS mentor in Northern Ireland; NI Engagement Coordinator Stephen Hewitt (sjameshewitt [at] hotmail.com). Please contact Stephen if you'd like information about this important scheme.
Email the BTO NI team at northern.ireland [at] bto.org or stephen.hewitt [at] bto.org.
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