BTO & Lincolnshire Bird Club Conference 2021

BTO & Lincolnshire Bird Club
Saturday, January 30, 2021 -
15:00 to 17:10
Places available

Join us online on 30 January for the BTO & Lincolnshire Bird Club Conference 2021.



This year the BTO & Lincolnshire Bird Club conference is going virtual with an afternoon of talks you can watch from the comfort of your home for just £5. The conference will be held online using Zoom.

15.00 Welcome Phil Espin

15.05 Black-tailed Godwits: Lincs to Iceland – Jenny Gill
Anyone who has been birding in Lincs over the last few decades will have witnessed the huge increase in numbers of wintering Black-tailed Godwits. Tracking of marked individual Godwits since the 1990s has helped us to work out why numbers have gone up and why eastern England has seen some of the biggest increases, and all will be revealed in this presentation.

15.35 Managing Frampton Marsh for passage and breeding wadersJohn Badley
An illustrated talk on the design and ongoing management of a coastal wetland for waders through ‘dynamic management.’ The challenges, considerations and opportunities in trying to make the reserve a factory for breeding waders and an ongoing production line of passage waders for birders to enjoy.

16.00 Comfort break

16.10 How your birdwatching records are used in EuropeDawn Balmer
The short talk will show how your general birdwatching records and data from the surveys you take part in are used in projects and schemes across Europe.

16.35 Nocturnal migration: things that go tseep in the night – Simon Gillings
Every spring and autumn, millions of birds migrate over us whilst we sleep. Recent years have seen considerable interest in using audio recorders to capture the flight calls of these migrants, either to boost garden lists or as part of more structured monitoring. Simon will introduce nocturnal migration, discuss how recordings can be taken and illustrate some of what he has learned about this topic. Expect to have your eyes, ears and minds opened to what could be skimming your rooftop whilst you slumber.

17.10 Close

The conference will be chaired by BTO's Dawn Balmer.