Research facilities

The Centre for Ornithology is able to conduct research on a wide range of birds species.

For local fieldwork we have the use of the 100ha Chaddesley Woods National Nature Reserve 16.5 km from the University where we have erected 300 nest boxes for long term work on the breeding biology of a range of passerine species. We are grateful to the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust for permission to use this wood as a site for our research and especially to Mervyn Needham, the  woods' warden, for his encouragement and assistance.


A number of muffle furnaces are available for work on the inorganic components of egg shells. The School's Functional Proteomics and Genomics Laboratories are along the corridor and provide a wide range of up-to-date techniques and equipment run by expert technicians.