NERF organizes an annual conference for all with an interest in raptors in the uplands,

The Annual Northern England Raptor Forum conference

Planning for our normal conference in November starts early in the year and requires a variety of firm commitments and bookings to be made by mid-summer.
Having carefully considered the uncertainties around possible Covid restrictions that might apply later in the year it is with regret that the decision has been made to cancel our 2021 conference.
We look forward to hosting a North of England Raptor Conference in 2022 .  Details will be advised well ahead of the selected date
In the meantime; stay safe and best wishes to you and your family

Previous conferences

November 2020, The conference will be hosted by South Peak Raptor Study Group  and Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group. Details will be made available as soon as possible.

Saturday 23rd November 2019, The annual NERF conference was hosted by the Cheshire and Wirral Raptor Study Group and held at The Binks Building, Chester University, Parkgate Road, Chester CH14BJ.

Saturday 17th November 2018, The annual NERF conference was hosted by the North York Moors Merlin Study Group and held at Askham Bryan College, Near York. YO23 3FR

Saturday 18th November 2017. The annual NERF Conference was hosted by Northumbria Ringing Group and held at Northumbria University, City Campus East,

Newcastle upon Tyne.  NE2 1UY. Travel instructions are available here.

Saturday 19th November 2016, The annual NERF Raptor Conference was hosted by Durham Upland Bird Study Group and held at the Xcel Centre ,  Long Tens Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham DL5 6AP.

Saturday 21st November 2015, hosted by Calderdale Raptor Group  – Click the link to download A Summary of 2015 Conference Presentations

16th November 2014, Derbyshire, hosted by South Peak Raptor Study Group and Peak District Raptor Monitoring group. – Click the link to download  A Summary of 2014 Conference Presentations

17th November 2013, York, hosted by North York Moors Merlin Study and South Ryedale and East Yorkshire Raptor Groups. Click the link to download a Summary of Speakers 2013 Conference Speakers.

18th November 2012, Newcastle, hosted by Northumbria Ringing Group  Programme 2012

20th November 2011, Durham, hosted by Durham Upland Bird Study Group and Durham Bird Club Programme 2011

20th November 2010, Rishworth, hosted by Calderdale Raptor Study Group  Programme 2010

14th November 2009, Matlock,hosted by South Peak District Raptor Study Group  Programme 2009

22nd November 2008, Thirsk, hosted by NYMUBSG  Programme 2008

10th November 2007, Durham, hosted by Northumbria Ringing Group  Programme 2007

11th November 2006, Durham, hosted by Northumbria Ringing Group and Durham Upland Bird Study Group  Programme 2006

12th November 2005, Durham,hosted by Durham Upland Bird Study Group Programme 2005

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Photo: Ian Fisher