Centre for Ornithology

Understanding nature through the study of birds

Birds at the Centre for Ornithology

Understanding nature through the study of birds

Great Tit - photo Peter Beasley

Understanding nature through the study of birds

Eggs in nest

We employ birds as model species in the investigation of general principles and mechanisms that are central to understanding key questions in biology and the environment.

Members of the Centre are based  in the School of Biosciences and the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences.  Honorary members are based world-wide.