About the British Ornithologists’ Union
Founded in 1858, the BOU is one of the world’s oldest and most respected ornithological organisations with an international membership stretching across all continents.
By joining and supporting us you are supporting the wider global ornithological community. Join here
Our main activities are –
IBIS – international journal of avian science
Publishing papers at the forefront of ornithological research More details . . .
Up to two topical events held each year More details . . .
Grants and bursaries
Funding ornithological research around the world More details . . .
Promoting ornithology on social media
We promote anything ornithological (new papers, conferences, science news stories, etc) on Twitter and Facebook to our active online ornithology community More details . . .
Supporting Early Career Researchers
We support Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to attending BOU conferences, with bursaries and more More details . . .
Member conference travel awards
Each year we provide travel awards for our members to attend and present their research at the larger international ornithological conferences More details . . .
The British List
The official list of birds in Britain More details . . .
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