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!



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


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