Awards recognise the contributions {of professional} and volunteer ornithologists | BTO

The 2023 Marsh Awards for Ornithology had been offered at an occasion held at London’s Mall Galleries on Thursday 2 November, recognising the excellent contributions made by each skilled and volunteer ornithologists. The awards are offered by means of a partnership between BTO and the Marsh Charitable Belief.

All images by Anthony Sajdler.

Over 230 friends attended the occasion, which is supported by the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA), whose Pure Eye exhibition offers a shocking backdrop to the night, celebrating the ornithological achievements of the award winners.

Dr Aldina Franco was offered with the Marsh Award for Ornithology, recognising her tireless work for biodiversity conservation and the ornithological analysis neighborhood. Aldina has been on the forefront of learning animal actions, corresponding to migration, for a few years.

The Royal Air Pressure Ornithological Society (RAFOS) was awarded the Marsh Award for Native Ornithology in recognition of its long-standing dedication to monitoring the wetland birds of a number of the wildest and most distant elements of northern Scotland by means of an annual expedition nicknamed ‘Operation Winter Duck’. With out the society’s outstanding onerous work and dedication, our data of the hen life in these areas could be a lot poorer.

Mya Bambrick obtained the Marsh Award for Younger Ornithologist. Mya is a shining instance of a younger ornithologist and an excellent ambassador for our work. In her position as a BTO Youth Consultant, she has spent the final 16 months main a wide range of occasions in her neighborhood, starting from guided walks to seaside clean-ups.

Alongside the Marsh Awards for Ornithology, BTO additionally offered its Bernard Tucker Medal, awarded in recognition of excellent contributions to BTO’s scientific work, and its Dilys Breese Medal, awarded to excellent communicators who ship science to new audiences.

This yr’s award winners have all executed extraordinary issues to assist perceive and preserve birds, and to share the sweetness and marvel of the pure world with others. Tackling the biodiversity disaster wants this kind of creativity and dedication and it’s an honour to recognise their achievements.Juliet Vickery, BTO Chief Government

The Bernard Tucker Medal was offered to Dr Stephanie Tyler MBE, whose contributions to BTO’s mission have been really excellent. Stephanie’s work stretches again over greater than 50 years, to her first paper on the breeding biology of Gray Wagtails in 1972 and he or she is a real inspiration to many ladies in ornithology.

Two Dilys Breese Medals had been offered this yr. The primary was awarded to Jack Baddams, whose communication of hen ringing and nest recording on social media is excellent, and helps to elucidate the fieldwork behind BTO science in an interesting and galvanizing strategy to a wider viewers. The second medal was offered to sculptor Harriet Mead, whose presidency of the SWLA has delivered profitable collaborations with BTO, enabling our work on migrant birds to be taken to new audiences by means of the Flight Strains e book and exhibitions.

Study extra about our ornithology awards

Our ornithology awards recognise excellent contributions to hen science, communication and engagement. Examine their goal and historical past in addition to our previous award winners on our ornithological awards web page.

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