BTO Conference 2020

The 2020 BTO Conference will be virtual. Join us for a week of talks and panels celebrating the work and efforts of BTO members, volunteers and staff, and highlighting intriguing ornithology.

Register for individual sessions from listings below. Streams of live events will be embedded below.

All public sessions will be available for later viewing on the BTO Youtube channel.

November 2020

BTO Conference: Session 1 - Tracking

Session 1 of the BTO Conference includes talks on Short-eared Owls by John Calladine, Chris Hewson talking about Cuckoos and Ros Green will present new insights gained through tracking Shelduck. The talk will be held online using Zoom.

John Calladine, Chris Hewson, Ros Green

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Tagged Short-eared Owl. Anne Carrington-Cotton

December 2020

BTO Conference: Session 2 - Monitoring Curlew & Jack Snipe

Session 2 of the BTO Conference includes two talks on Curlew by Katharine Bowgen and Harry Ewing, and Colin McShane talking about using new technology to improve the UK winter population estimate of Jack Snipe. The talk will be held online using Zoom.

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Curlew - Paul Hillion

BTO Conference: Session 3 - Identifying Decline

Session 3 of the BTO Conference includes talks on Red Sixty Seven by Yolo birder/Kit Jewitt, Sarah Harris talking about Arctic Skuas and Annette Fayet talking about her research tracking the migration and foraging movements of Atlantic puffins.

Yolo birder, Sarah Harris and Annette Fayet

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Puffin. Sarah Kelman

BTO Conference: Session 4 - Youth Advisory Panel

BTO Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) update followed by a panel discussion on engaging young people in science and conservation

BTO Youth Advisory Panel

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YAP

BTO Conference: Session 5 - In the Garden & Wintering Blackcaps

Session 5 of the BTO Conference includes talks on 25 years of Garden Birdwatch by Kate Risely, Garden Wildlife Health by Becki Lawson and Blackcaps by Benjamin Van Doren. The talk will be held online using Zoom.

Kate Risely, Becki Lawson and Benjamin Van Doren

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BTO Conference: Session 6 - Digital Ears

Session 6 of the BTO Conference is a talk by Simon Gillings on using audio recorders to monitor nocturnal bird migration. The talk will be held online using Zoom.

Simon Gillings

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Oystercatcher. Robert Canis

BTO Conference: Looking to the Future

BTO Youth Advisory Panel members host a discussion between our new CEO, Juliette Vickery and outgoing CEO, Andy Clements. The discussion will be held online using Zoom.

BTO Youth Advisory Panel

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BTO Podcast episode 2 - Greg Palmer, Juliet Vickery and Andy Clements

BTO Conference: Witherby Memorial Lecture

This year’s Witherby Memorial lecture will be presented by Prof. Caren Cooper. Caren is Associate Professor, Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University. The lecture will be held online using Zoom.

Prof. Caren Cooper

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Caren Cooper



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