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.
20 - 23 Sep 2019 #IWSG2019
International Wader Study GroupMorecambe, UK
The IWSG 2019 conference will be held in the historic building ‘The Platform’ in Morecambe, Lancashire.
24 - 26 Sep 2019 CONFERENCE
11th Biennial European Bird Curators MeetingTel-Aviv, Israel
Tel-Aviv, Israel The 11th European Bird Curators’ meeting (EBC) will be hosted by the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History (SMNH), Tel Aviv University, Israel. The national collection at SMNH is the biggest in the Middle East and recently moved to a new home, with a state-of-the-art exhibit. Further details Find us on […]
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.
27 - 30 Oct 2019 AFO-WOS 2019
2019 joint meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological SocietyCape May, New Jersey, USA
AFO-WSO 2019 joint conference
3 - 8 Nov 2019 WORKSHOP
Avian parasitology on a migratory flywayUpper Galilee, Israel
An introduction and review of major topics in avian parasitology
22 Nov 2019 BOU SCIENTIFIC MEETING
More from moors | #BOUsci19
7 - 9 Apr 2020 BOU ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Restoring bird populations: scaling from species to ecosystems | #BOU2020Nottingham, UK
BOU 2019 annual conference
10 - 15 Aug 2020 NAOC VII
North American Ornithological CongressSan Juan, Puerto Rico