News and notices


European Ornithologists’ Union (EOU) 9th Conference

27–31 August 2013. University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

With the BOU co-hosting this event (with BTO, EGI, RSPB and the University of East Anglia) this conference replaces BOU's autumn meeting.

Full details at

Twitter search– #EOU2013 –for news and updates.

Reduced rates for BOU students and early-career researchers

The BOU will be subsidizing a number of places for BOU students and early-career researchers. Please see the EOU conference website for details:

BOU/Swarovski best student and early-career presentations

The BOU have teamed up with Swarovski to provide an award for the best oral and poster presentations by students and early-career researchers. The best oral presentation will receive a pair of Swarovski EL42 binoculars and the best poster presentation a pair of Swarovski CL Companion binoculars.

BOU14 Annual Conference

Upland Birds

1–3 April 2014. University of Leicester, UK

The conference will cover issues relating to birds using European upland, montane, alpine, peatland moorland, blanket bog and tundra type habitats.

Further details can be found on the BOU website ( where updates will be posted from time to time and online bookings can be made.

Twitter search – #BOU14 – for news and updates.

Students–reduced rates!

The BOU will again be offering reduced rates for students and early-career researchers, and there are a number of free places available to students from lower income countries. Please see the BOU website for details

New Student and Early-career Researcher Subscription

Students and early-career researchers can now take advantage of our new reduced rate subscription of only £10.00! This will give you the following benefits:

  • Access to Ibis online – all issues back to 1859!
  • Exclusive access to reduced rates to BOU conferences
  • Exclusive access to BOU Career Development Bursaries
  • Exclusive access to the BOU student community via our student reps
  • 20% discount on Wiley books.

For further details visit

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

You can now get all the latest Ibis and BOU news on Twitter (@IBIS_journal) and Facebook (

BOU Grants and Bursaries

The BOU now runs two different award schemes for those undertaking ornithological research.

BOU Small research grants

Awards of up to £2000 per project aimed at supporting small projects outright or to part-fund medium-sized research programmes.

BOU Career development bursaries

These aim to support short-term research positions for young (or early-career) ornithologists, between a first and higher degree programme or immediately after completion of a higher degree. Successful grant proposals will combine the applicant's development of skills that will be useful for their future career in ornithology with sound science.

Further details including deadlines can be found at

Projects receiving support during 2013 will be announced on the BOU website and appear in Ibis in July.

BOC Website and Publications

The BOC website has an online store facility to order BOC publications online. See

BOU Checklist Series

A reminder that all BOU titles can be ordered via the BOU website at

Other Meetings and Conferences

Visit the BOU website for details of the forthcoming conferences listed below.

AOU 2013 annual conference

13–17 August 2013

Waterbird Society

24–29 September 2013

British Ornithologists’ Club Meetings

BOU members are always welcome to attend Club meetings. For 2013 our evening meetings will be held at The Barley Mow, Horseferry Road, Westminster, London. A cash bar will open at 6.00 to give attendees time to socialize and enabling those who want to eat after the talk to place an order in advance. The talk will begin at 6.30 and last for about an hour. There is no charge for attending the meetings. Further information on dates, and speakers can be found on the BOC website at

Special offer – Robert Gillmor Sacred Ibis print

You can still purchase one of 55 limited editions of this striking linocut print, of the Ibis cover. Each print will be numbered and signed by Robert. The prints (unframed) cost £275.00 each and this includes UK postage and packing. To order your print, or enquire about overseas postage costs, please contact Angela Langford [; +44 (0) 7 876 437 370].