16th August 2019

9:30 am - 9:50 am Adventures on Puffin Island by Matt Williams
Intrepid adventures from the uninhabited Treshnish Isles on the west coast of Scotland. The results of the 2018 seabird census...

10:00 am - 10:20 am Tasmania's raptors: up close and personal by Tonia Cochran
Protecting Tasmania's raptors and the use of minimal-impact hides for education, viewing and photography. A random act of removing a...

10:30 am - 10:50 am 21 years of conservation success in Ecuador by Adela Espinosa & Antonio Paez
Sponsored by World Land Trust Fundacion Jocotoco's reserves protect biodiversity, averting the extinction of birds, while providing benefits for communities....

11:00 am - 11:20 am 21st Century Obs - bird observatories in the modern era by Mark Pearson
Can Bird Observatories still thrive in the technological age? Inspired by his ongoing work with UK Bird Observatories and his...

11:30 am - 11:50 am The Kingdom of Bhutan by Duncan Macdonald
A land of towering, snow-clad mountains, temples and monasteries, perched precariously over vast forest-swathed valleys. The Kingdom of Bhutan or...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm The birds of the British Antarctic Territory by Andrew Clarke
The British Antarctic Territory is one of the most sought-after destinations in world birding. The British Antarctic Territory is a...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Golden, spiky and blushing - saving the weird and wonderful invertebrates of St Helena Island by Vicky Wilkins
St Helena has 460 unique invertebrates, explore their incredible world and the actions saving them. St Helena is a tiny...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Celebrating 60 years of BBRC by Paul French
Paul will be exploring the history of rare bird recording in Britain. In the 60th anniversary year of the British...

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Cuba - it's time to salsa by Steve Lovell
A fusion of Cuban Todys, Cigars , culture, Crocodiles and Classic cars. Great birding , beaches and history. A location...

 

16th August 2019

9:30 am - 9:50 am Wild Justice - the first six months by Ruth Tingay   Wild Justice launched in February and was set up by Mark Avery, Chris Packham and Ruth Tingay. It exists to...

10:00 am - 10:20 am The best places to go birding in Australasia by Keith Barnes   Rapid changes from China to Papua have made some birds more accessible, and with rapidly disappearing habitat some a lot...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Birdphotography - art or not? by Kaisa Peltomaki & Jari Peltomaki   It is not all about the photography equipment but the vision. Kaisa and Jari find themselves often from the same...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Wild(life) swimming and sleeping by Phoebe Smith   Watching wildlife by day is wonderful, but what happens when all the people go home? Phoebe has made it her...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm When failure = success: the quest for the hooded seedeater by Guy Kirwan   Known with certainty solely from a unique male specimen collected in central Brazil in the early 19th century, the Critically...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Around the world in 80 birds by Christopher Hodgson   Sponsored by World Land Trust Known with certainty solely from a unique male specimen collected in central Brazil in the...

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Unravelling the mysteries of migration by Jennifer Gill   The incredible journeys of our summer birds brought to life by tracking the flyway. BTO seeks to understand why our...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Northwestern Ecuador - pure birdiversity! by Richard Parsons   Photographic journey experiencing the diversity and beauty of birds at different elevations in Northwestern Ecuador. Join Richard on a photographic...

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Architecture & nature - designing for a positive impact on nature by Tormod Amundsen   From Varanger in Arctic Norway to UK, Biotope is connecting people and nature through architecture. Varanger in Arctic Norway is...

16th August 2019

10:00 am - 10:20 am Fair Isle Bird Observatory - The Future by Douglas Barr
With the recent fire completely destroying the Fair Isle bird observatory, current chairman Douglas Barr takes a look at the...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Birding the land of the Incas - Peru and Bolivia - past, present and future by Barry Walker
Birding the land of the Incas - Peru and Bolivia - Past, Present and Future. A look at the two...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Living wild in South America by Michael and Paula Webster
Wild and windswept Patagonia. Tick-infested rainforests. The snowy Andes. The steamy Amazon. The sultry Caribbean. Each place with its own...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Last wilderness nation by Chris Leahy
Introducing Mongolia, an increasingly popular destination for adventurous birders, nature lovers, and cultural explorers. Mongolia is one of the least...

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Rechannelization of indigenous knowledge and practices towards resource sustainability in Nigeria by Stephen Aina
Economic growth vastly occurring in the urban space has shifted the odds of biodiversity distribution and relative abundance in favour...

16th August 2019

9:30 am - 9:50 am Nature detective: the art and application of wildlife tracking by David Wege
The wildlife tracker's role is enjoying a resurgence and finding its modern-day application. Wildlife track and sign interpretation is a...

10:30 am - 10:50 am Farming and wildlife by Nicholas Watts
Nicholas Watts has been studying farmland birds for over 30 years now and his talk describes why farmland birds are...

11:00 am - 11:20 am Living in harmony with nature - the challenge for Toyooka by Nakagai Muneharu
Sponsored by Toyooka Reintroduction of the Oriental White Storks in Toyooka -a magnificent project, which aims for an ecologically and...

11:30 am - 11:50 am Best of British by Craig Jones
Witness some of the amazing wildlife we have here in the UK with my talk that celebrates all that is...

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Big game in wide open spaces - Malawi & Zambia by Mary-Anne Bartlett
Art Safari founder Mary-Anne Bartlett talks about the wealth of artistic inspiration in the wildlife of Malawi & Zambia, showing...

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Future cities - birds and the built environment by Mike Toms
Using the BTO's extensive research into birds and the built environment, New Naturalist author Mike Toms explores how birds use...

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm The black woodpecker - when is it coming to Britain? by Gerard Gorman
Although it is found just across the Channel, where it is not uncommon, and despite rumours and claims, the black...

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm Swifts and biodiversity - using swift projects to bring wider-ranging improvements by Edward Mayer
It is fair to say that most new development and rebuilding in the UK is leading to environmental and societal...

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm The Solomon Islands: endemic birds and extraordinary marine life by Dr Charles Anderson
Rugged, jungle-clad islands in the South Pacific, ringing with the exotic calls of Parrots, Hornbills and Kingfishers. Little-visited coral reefs,...

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Healing the Rift – Saving Africa's Vultures in the Rift Valley with Champions of the Flyway by Mark Pearson


4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Assessing the potential role of zoos towards the conservation of native birds in the UK by Jake Brass
Evaluating the role of education in zoos: a shift away from exotic to native. BIAZA accredited zoos attract roughly 30,000,000...

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Ensuring a future for predators in Kenya: the role of the Kenya Wildlife Trust by Mark R Stanley Price
KWT is the premier supporter of predator conservation in Kenya, with community and education programmes. Despite its phenomenal wildlife experiences,...