Northern England Raptor Forum: 2016 annual conference

nerf-logo3This year’s Northern England Raptor Forum conference will be held on Saturday 19 November at the Xcel Centre in Durham, co-hosted by the Durham Upland Bird Study Group and the Durham Bird Club.

The conference programme has just been announced (see here) and includes the following presentations:

Birds of the Durham uplands: current population trends & studies (John Strowger & David Raw)

Intensification of grouse moor management in Scotland: consequences for upland raptors (Ruth Tingay)

The breeding ecology of Little Owl in England: factors affecting breeding performance in two study areas (Emily Joachim)

Bod Tinwen, Hen harriers in Wales: are Hen harriers increasing in the Welsh uplands? (Stephen Bladwell)

The 2014 UK breeding Peregrine survey: the mixed fortunes of Peregrines with a focus on results in England (Mark Wilson)

Merlins in SE Scotland, 1984-2014: a 30 year study in the Lammermuir Hills ended abruptly in 2015 (Ian Poxton)

Driven grouse shooting, born in 19th Century, fit for the 21st? The impact of management practices and the need for change (Pat Thompson)

The downloadable booking form is available here or book online here

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