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Dorset Bird Club

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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!

 

 

Organised by Dorset Bird Club representatives

 

Supported by Dorset Bird Club & The British Trust for Ornithology

 

 

Programme

 

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

 

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

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