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 - 26 Aug 2018 INTERNATIONAL EVENT
IOC 2018 – VancouverVancouver Canada
The 27th International Ornithological Congress will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 19 – 26 August 2018. The Congress is being hosted by Bird Studies Canada. For more details visit the IOC2018 Congress website.
20 Aug 2018 NEXT BOU CONFERENCE
Ecology and conservation of the world’s grassland birdsVancouver, Canada
BOU one-day meeting | Ecology and conservation of grassland birds
3 - 6 Sep 2018 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
14th International Seabird Group ConferenceLiverpool, UK
Hosted and organised by Jon Green and Samantha Patrick at the University of Liverpool on behalf of The Seabird Group Further details Find us on . . . Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
28 Sep 2018 - 1 Oct 2018 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
International Wader Study GroupWorkum, the Netherlands
Further details Find us on . . . Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
11 Oct 2018 BOU SCIENTIFIC MEETING
Seabirds: towards a sustainable future with renewable energies | #BOUsci18Great Northern Hotel
This one-day event will bring together leading experts to share and build on current knowledge and challenge us to think about the key questions we still need to address at the individual, (meta) population and community level (including seabird-prey interactions).
16 - 19 Oct 2018 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
6th International Swan SymposiumTartu, Estonia
Wetlands International/IUCN-SSC Swan Specialist Group event
26 - 28 Oct 2018 MEETING
2nd European Meeting of Young OrnithologistsTurin, Italy
Meeting of the European Ornithologists’ Union’s ‘Fledgelings’. Further details Find us on . . . Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
20 - 21 Nov 2018 TWITTER CONFERENCE
#BOU18TC | BOU 2018 Twitter ConferenceAll around the world!
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.
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.