The conference committee has drawn together an exciting and varied program that will address a wide range of issues that are of interest to Raptor Workers.
The NERF Conference is the primary training aid for birders interested in Birds of Prey in the North of England.
Delegate Fees £12.50 young people under 18 years and £25.00 for adults. Once again demand for places at this year’s conference is expected to be high. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Online booking form available here
A downloadable programme is available here
A downloadable booking form is available here if you prefer to submit your booking by post
09.00 Registration: Coffee & Tea will be available
09.50 Welcome and Introductions
10.00 Return of Osprey to the Borders – Tony Lightly, Forestry Commission Scotland
10.30 Insights into ‘Intruding’ Ospreys in Kielder Forest – Joanna Dailey, Kielder Osprey Project
11.00 Coffee & Tea Break
11.30 Vole and Raptor Population Dynamics – Xavier Lambin, Professor of Ecology, University of Aberdeen
12.15 The Peregrine in South Scotland & North England 2002 -2017 – George Smith, Lothian & Borders Raptor Study Group
12.45 Northumberland National Park Authority & Raptor Protection – Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes & Conservation NNPA
14.15 Reinforcing South Scotland’s Golden Eagle Population – Dr. Cat Barlow, South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project
14.45 Raptor Patch – Dr. Amy Challis, Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme
15.10 Coffee & Tea Break
15.40 A Future for Red Kites in North East England? – Ian Kerr, Friends of Red Kites in NE England (FORK)
16.00 Secrets in the Forest – Dr. Clive McKay
16.20 Closing remarks
16.35 Close of conference