Dorset Bird Club




A Joint Dorset Bird Club & BTO Conference


Conservation in Action


To be held at:


Queen Elizabeth's School, 600 Blandford Rd, Wimborne, BH21 4DT


Saturday 23rd February 2019

From 09:00-17:00



Morning sessions – Action for Habitats

Afternoon sessions – Action for Species


Conference Fee: £20 

(£10 if in full-time education - email admin@dorsetbirds.org.uk for more details)

Includes coffee/tea and buffet lunch


Everyone is Welcome!

Tickets will not be issued for this event but we will be providing name badges for delegates upon registration.


Organised by Dorset Bird Club representatives


Supported by Dorset Bird Club & The British Trust for Ornithology





09:00  Doors Open & Delegate Registration


09:30  The changing fortunes of Dorset’s birds

George Green


10:00  RSPB Lytchett Fields – Working Together to Maximise Opportunities for Birds and People

Shaun Robson


10:30  The First Cut is the Cheapest – Managing Public Open Space for Pollinators in the Era of Austerity

Peter Moore (Butterfly Conservation)


11:00  Tea/Coffee


11:30  Quinoa, Tree Sparrows & Bumblebird or just wishing on a Pallas’s Reed Bunting -

perfecting the mix for farm wildlife at Portland Bird Observatory

James Phillips and Martin Cade


12:00  Mitigation Measures and Enhancing Opportunities for Birds in Planning and Development  

Ali Quinney (DCC)



12:30  Buffet Lunch 

(incl BirdTrack open sessions)



14:00 Urban Nightjars - Heathlands and Beyond

Terry Elborn, Brian Cresswell and Thomas Weston


14:30  Recovery and Protection of Chesil’s Little Tern colony

Kevin Rylands (RSPB)


15:00  Tea/Coffee


15:30  Project Owl: Secrets of the Night

Hugh Hanmer (BTO)


16:00  Tales of the Unexpected – New Insights from Satellite Tracking Cuckoo

Chris Hewson (BTO)


16:30  Concluding remarks