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

2018 conference

This year’s one day conference for raptor monitoring enthusiasts will be hosted on behalf of the Northern England Raptor Forum by the North York Moors Upland Bird (Merlin) Study Group and will be held at Askham Bryan College, Near York, YO23 3FR on Saturday 17th November 2018
Details of the speaker programme and booking forms will be made available on the NERF website from August onwards. Delegates from previous conferences will automatically receive an email invitation to attend.

Previous conferences

Saturday the 18th November 2017. The annual NERF Conference will be 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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