AGM then Project Owl

Dr Hugh Hanmer

Join us for the Club’s Annual General Meeting, incuding highlights of the year’s birding.  This will be followed by a presentation of the BTO’s Project Owl by Hugh Hanmer.


Hugh Hanmer is a BTO Research Ecologist working primarily on urban ecology and avian demography research projects in addition to research on owls. A bird ringer from a young age, he did a PhD at the University of Reading on urban birds and bird feeding with Professor Mark Fellowes and Dr Becky Thomas with a number of BOC members helping with his research prior to joining the BTO.

This talk will discuss all the owls of the UK, their distributions, trends, movements, current monitoring efforts and the many gaps in our knowledge about this often mysterious family of birds. From there we learn how Project Owl, a set of interrelated owl research projects aimed at filling some of these knowledge gaps to better understand and hopefully conserve our owls.”