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#BOU17TC | BOU Twitter Conference 2017


28 – 29 November 2017

Catch up with our Summary accounts of each session!
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5 | #AvianAds
Session 6

Abstracts (PDF)
Tweeting guidelines – please read
Frequently asked questions


#BOU17TC is the first ever general ornithology Twitter Conference. Our event has been inspired by the success of the three World Seabird Twitter Conferences (#WSTC, #WSTC2 and #WSTC3) and @Biotweeps’ recent #BTcon17.

Twitter conferences are becoming increasingly popular as they are both a low carbon and cost-free way for researchers from around the world to come together to share their research.

Taking part in #BOU17TC couldn’t be easier – you join in from wherever you want, accessing the event on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet via the Twitter website or a Twitter app using our conference tag #BOU17TC.


We have some great names lined up for you and we’ll announce them on Twitter before adding them here in due course. Look out for those tweets!

Graham Appleton 2Graham Appleton | @GrahamFAppleton
WaderTales, UK
International Shorebird Rescue
28 November, 1200 UTC
Pete MarraPete Marra | @PeterPMarra
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, US
Studying birds in the context of the annual cycle: Carry-over effects and seasonal interactions
28 November, 1600 UTC
cooper-caren-cluster-photo_origCaren Cooper | @CoopSciScoop
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, US
The value of birdwatchers for bird conservation: myths, limits, and frontiers of citizen science
28 November, 2115 UTC
Holly Jones SquareHolly Jones | @DocHPJones
Northern Illinois University, US
Sentinels of the sea: Status, threats, and hope for global seabird conservation
29 November, 0130 UTC
Virat Jolli | @jollivirat
Biodiversity & Environmental Sustainability (BEST), India
Conservation challenges and opportunities in the developing world: conservation of Himalayan birds through community participation
29 November, 0500 UTC
Arjun AmarArjun Amar | @arjundevamar
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, South Africa
Raptor conflicts and conservation
29 November, 0800 UTC
GrrlscientistGrrlScientist | @GrrlScientist
Science writer @Forbes @EvoInstitute and @BirdNoteRadio
Science communication in the digital age
29 November, 1300 UTC



#BOU17TC runs across a 24-hour period giving those in different regions around the world a change to follow and participate.

It will begin at UTC 1200 on 28 November in Europe/Africa/Middle East (UTC +3 to -1) before rolling westwards taking in eastern North America/South America (UTC -2 to -5), western North America (UTC -6 to -10), east Asia/Pacific/Australasia (UTC +12 to +8), west Asia (UTC +7 to +4) before rolling back into Europe/Africa/Middle East (UTC +3 to -1) and ending at UTC 1345 on 29 November.

What if I miss a presentation?
The beauty of hashtags on Twitter is they collate all tweets in a single place. So all you have to do is visit #BOU17TC whenever you want to catch up on all the presentations.

#BOU17TC conference links

Tweeting guidelines
Session 1 (commences UTC 1200, 28 November)
Session 2 (commences UTC 1600, 28 November)
Session 3 (commences UTC 2115, 28 November)
Session 4 (commences UTC 0130, 29 November)
Session 5 (commences UTC 0500, 29 November)
Session 6 (commences UTC 0800, 29 November)
Frequently asked questions


Get in touch with #BOU17TC organisers via Twitter or email:
Steve Dudley @stevedudley_ or email Steve
Nina O’Hanlon @Nina_OHanlon or email Nina

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