BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers' Conference 2022

Barn Owl by Gray Clements
Sorrel Lyall, Katherine Booth Jones, Chris Wernham, Ben Darvill
Saturday, November 5, 2022 -
09:00 to 17:00
Fully booked

Talks, birdwatching and socialising at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre

This is a one-day BTO conference designed to give a flavour of the bird research, monitoring, and conservation work being undertaken by BTO and others in Northern Ireland and further afield.

Entry is £25 per person. This includes registration, coffee and a finger-buffet lunch. 

Young people aged 25 and under can book at the reduced rate of £10.

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.


Teresa Frost (BTO) - Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) in Northern Ireland

Caroline Finlay (Conservation Detection Dogs Northern Ireland) - The use of detection dogs for avian conservation

Karl Partridge - The use of drone technology for heronry surveys

Katy Bell (Ulster Wildlife) - The Barn Owl story in Northern Ireland

Roisin Kearney - Copeland Bird Observatory

Richard Gray (NIEA) - NIEA partnership with BTO (tbc)

BTO Northern Ireland Science and Engagement update

BTO Youth Engagement update

Plus a birds and poetry workshop with Mary Montague, or birding on the reserve with wildfowl identification help from BTO staff.