The BOU runs up to two conferences a year, an annual spring conference which is usually held at the University of Leicester plus a one-day autumn meeting usually in Peterborough.
Conferences tend to be themed on major ornithological topics of the day and attract expert speakers to share their latest research.
BTO’s UK local/regional events directory
The BTO lists events (from one night talks to one-day regional conferences) across the UK – click here.
International diary of ornithological events
We will also list here BOU conferences and other national and international ornithological events. Send us details of your event – click here.
26 - 28 Mar 2019 BOU ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Tracking migration: drivers, challenges and consequences of seasonal movements | #BOU2019Warwick, UK
Migration has long captured the human mind and ingenious ways to unravel the processes involved in bird migration have long been at the core of ornithological research. Techniques such as ringing, the use of radars and flight tunnels and the deployment of bio-logging devices have gradually expanded our knowledge of this behaviour.
8 - 13 Apr 2019
Bird Numbers 2019Évora, Portugal
‘Counting birds counts’
8 - 12 Apr 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Tropical EcologyEdinburgh, Scotland
Strengthening collaborative science
9 - 11 Apr 2019 INTERNATIONAL EVENT
#WSTC5All around the world!
The 5th World Seabird Twitter Conference
13 Apr 2019 ABC ANNUAL MEETING
African Bird Club 25th Anniversary Annual MeetingThe Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London
24 - 26 May 2019 BNB CONFERENCE 2019
Beach-nesting Birds Conference 2019Inverloch, Victoria, Australia
Australian biennial Beach-nesting Birds Conference
24 - 28 Jun 2019 AOS CONFERENCE
AOS 2019 MeetingAnchorage, Alaska, US
American Ornithological Society (137th Stated Meeting)
27 - 30 Aug 2019 SCO-SOC 2019
36th Meeting of the Society of Canadian OrnithologistsQuébec City, Canada
1 - 4 Oct 2019 EUROPEAN VULTURE CONFERENCE
European Vulture ConferenceSalgados, Algarve, Portugal
A Vulture Conservation Foundation conference
24 - 28 Oct 2019 CONFERENCE
Western Hemisphere Shorebird GroupPanama
The 8th meeting of the WHSG.
22 Nov 2019 BOU SCIENTIFIC MEETING
More from moors | #BOUsci19King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University
This one-day event will bring together leading experts (researchers, land managers, policy-makers and conservationists) to share and build on current knowledge, explore alternative visions and consider how the uplands can deliver multiple benefits for people and biodiversity.
7 - 9 Apr 2020 BOU ANNUAL CONFERENCE
‘Restoration’ | #BOU2020University of Nottingham, UK
Diary date - more details to follow
10 - 15 Aug 2020 NAOC VII
North American Ornithological CongressSan Juan, Puerto Rico