Please find details below for this year's Herts Bird Club & BTO Conference:

Saturday 2nd March 2019, 2pm - 5:30pm

Affinity Water Office, Tamblin Way, Hatfield, AL10 9EZ

As usual there is a packed programme of presentations and talks as well as the usual stalls, raffle, bird ID and Herts bird photo competitions. Admission is £5 on the door 

Warm thanks go to Affinity Water for once again hosting this popular event. Click Directions to download a map.

​2:00  Welcome – Peter Delaloye, Chairman, Herts Bird Club

Affinity Water Update on the water situation in Hertfordshire  – Alister Leggatt​

2:05  Swifts – Vicky Duxbury

2:25  Whinchats – Martin Ketcher

Martin Ketcher is a life-long birder and currently the BTO representative for Hertfordshire. Since 2011 he has combined working part-time for HMWT as Water Vole Conservation (and Invasive Non-native Species) Officer with residential volunteering for the RSPB in Northern England with a special focus on a RAS on Whinchat

3:05  BTO Update – Murray Orchard/Martin Ketcher

3:15  Break

4:00  Review of the Year, including the finding of the pallid harrier at Therfield Haeth – Graham Knight and Stuart Cossey

4:30  Owls – Secrets of the Night – Hugh Hanmer, BTO

Hugh Hanmer is a BTO Research Ecologist and the coordinator for Project Owl. In addition to owls, Hugh works primarily on urban, demography and agri-environment scheme research projects. A bird ringer from a young age, he did a PhD at the University of Reading on urban birds prior to joining BTO.

5:05  Competition results and raffle draw

5:30  Finish