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    Participation fee: 45 EUR
  • 1 October (Sunday) - Excursion to Vértes Hills and Csíkvarsa meadows. part of Danube-Ipoly National Park. The field trip starts at 9:00 from Budapest (exact location is decided later). Lunch will be provided in the afternoon. We expect to return to Budapest at about 17:00.
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4th International Peregrine Conference – Budapest, Hungary 2017
27 September - 1st October 2017

Follows on from International Peregrine Conferences in Madison, WI, USA 1965,  Sacramento, CA, USA, 1985
and Piotrowo/Poznan, Poland 2007

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Current news:

CMS Raptors Mou is kindly sponsoring the Columbus Boat, ice breaking reception and dinner on 27 September (Wednesday).

We kindly ask all attendees to register for the sponsored dinner and for the other two side events.

 

Please download "Conference programme and practical information" file in pdf:

 

Important for poster authors:

Posters of A2 (420mm x 594mm) or similar size are preferred, but A1 (594 mm x 841mm) or similar size is still acceptable.

 

 

WE EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS UNTIL JUNE 30

Please send your abstract as soon as possible

If you need visa for entering European Union, please contact us as soon as poossible - mprommer at gmail dot com

The full Conference fee is 200 Euro. That includes the Conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches during the Conference plus "Peregrine Falcon Populations - status and perspectives in the 21st century" eds J.Sielicki & T. Mizera 2009.

The standard Conference fee is 150 Euro. That includes the Conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches during the Conference.Additional payment will be required for the social evening or excursions.

The Student fee is 100 Euro, under conditions described below.

More info on the book "Peregrine Falcon populations - status and perspectives in the 21st century": http://www.falconline.eu/peregrinus/shop/11-28-0-Peregrine-Falcon-populations---status-and-perspectives-in-the-21st-century.html

Please register your interest in the Conference in the Registration Form

On the Conference:

The Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus is an icon of success in nature conservation.

In many countries Peregrine populations are in favourable conservation status, even better than before the major declines that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. In many countries there are ongoing projects involving reintroduction and management of the wild populations, in others such projects have now ended successfully. However, there still remains the challenging task to re-establish the tree-nesting population in central Europe.

The organisers of the Budapest Conference have the honour to announce Professor Tom Cade as a member of the Scientific Committee and welcome his generous proposal to count the next year's Conference in line with the Madison (1965), Sacramento (1985) and Poznan (2007) Conferences, making it the 4th International Conference to be dedicated to the Peregrine Falcon.

Peregrine studies are routinely presented at ornithological conferences, but as one of many other issues. This Conference will bring together experts and researchers from around the world to present the extensive range of Peregrine research that has been carried out over the last ten years.

The first such conference took place in 1965 in Madison, and was successful not only in highlighting the effects of organochlorines on Peregrine populations, but also in bringing a diverse audience together with the common purpose of restoring this species' fortunes. As Cade et al. (1988)* state "As the most cosmopolitan naturally-distributed bird in the world, and as a top predator in the global ecosystem, the Peregrine was and is a unique biological monitor of the quality of the world's environments. Long known as the bird of kings, the Peregrine's preeminent position in falconry and its embodiment of nobility in the wild helped rally to the cause of biological conservation an extraordinary array of individuals and organizations." 

* "Peregrine falcon populations: their management and recovery", Edited by T.C.Cade, J.H.Enderson, C.G.Thelander and C.M.White, The Peregrine Fund, 1988.

The 1985 Conference in Sacramento, USA, gathered an enormous number (circa 500) specialists from all over the world. They concluded that modern techniques of breeding and reintroduction, together with a ban on DDT, would allow recovery of many Peregrine populations. 

A smaller regional conference  was held in1994 in Włocławek, Poland (proceedings in Acta Ornithologica, Vol. 30, No 1, 1995, see  on the web).

The 2007 Conference in Poland (proceedings published in "Peregrine Falcon populations – status and perspectives in the 21st century", see on the web) confirmed the recovery of many Peregrine populations around the world  and positive growth of many others. 

Now, a decade after the Poznan Conference, the global status of the Peregrine has improved significantly.  And to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Peregrine returning to breed in Hungary, the 4th International Peregrine Conference is to be held in Budapest.

This Conference offers a unique opportunity for Peregrine enthusiasts from all over the world to meet up to renew old acquaintances, make new friends and exchange knowledge, experience and ideas.  It will be an international celebration of this truly spectacular and cosmopolitan bird for prey.

This Conference is a collaborative effort involving the following organisations 

Hermann Otto Institute will host the Conference with help of other organisations.

This co-organiser of the Conference 

The Conference is sponsored by

We are open to further collaboration with other organisations and interested parties.

Topics

The Key topics will focus on the Peregrine Falcon and will likely include those listed below. 

However, authors are most welcome to submit papers on any aspect of the Peregrine Falcon for consideration by the Scientific Committee.

The sessions will be decided by Scientific Committee on the basis of provided abstracts.

  • populations - current status and trends
  • conservation - approaches and techniques
  • breeding sites - tree-nesting recovery and urban colonisation
  • genetics - including taxonomy
  • contaminants
  • diseases
  • ringing and marking – benefits, risks and problems in cooperation
  • movements - dispersal, habitat use and migration studies
  • threats - human persecution, poisoning, electrocution and collisions
  • sustainable use
  • conservation icon - international collaboration and cooperation 
  • climate change - potential influences and impacts 
  • hybridisation risk - real or perceived?
  • Peregrines as ecological indicators

The Scientific Committee

  • Kurt Burnham
  • Tom Cade
  • Andrew Dixon
  • Ed Drewitt
  • Knud Falk
  • Vladimir Galushin
  • Victor Hurley
  • Andrew Jenkins
  • Robert Kenward
  • Wolfgang Kirmse
  • Andrey Kovalenko
  • Peter Lindberg
  • Tadeusz Mizera
  • Torgeir Nygard
  • Giacomo Dell'Omo
  • Mátyás Prommer - Co-chairman
  • Adrian Reuter
  • Ralph Rogers
  • Christian Saar
  • Miguel Saggese
  • Janusz Sielicki - Chairman
  • Peter Wegner
  • Clayton White
  • Nick P. Williams
  • Mark Wilson
  • Michael Wink
  • Inigo Zuberogoitia

Executive Secretary - if You have any questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you plan to submit anything by post , please use the following address:

TURUL Robert Zmuda
Post Box 11
00-837 Warsaw 22
Poland

Programme

The Conference will run over 5 days, including a day for field trips

The Programme is, as follows:

 

27 September (Wednesday)

10:00 – 10:40  - Arrival, registration

10:40 – 11:00 – Welcome and opening speeches

11:00 – 12:40 – Presentations

12:40 – 14:00 – Buffet lunch

14:00 – 15:40 – Presentations

15:40 – 16:00 – Closing remarks

Side event I.(from about 18:00) 

Reception and buffet dinner on Columbus Boat (city centre) (additional fee 45 Euro)

 

28 September (Thursday)

09:00 – 11:00 – Workshop I.

11:00 – 11:20 – Coffee break

11:20 – 12:40 – Presentations

12:40 – 14:00 – Buffet lunch

14:00 – 15:00 – Poster session

15:00 – 16:00 – Presentations

16:00 – 16:20 – Closing remarks

Guided city walk (free) from about 18:00 (city centre) – only on demand

 

29 September (Friday)

09:00 – 11:00 – Workshop II.

11:00 – 11:20 – Coffee break

11:20 – 12:40 – Presentations

12:40 – 14:00 – Buffet lunch

14:00 – 15:40 – Presentations

15:40 – 16:00 – Closing remarks

Free programme

30 September (Saturday)

09:00 – 11:00 – Workshop III.

11:00 – 11:20 – Coffee break

11:20 – 12:40 – Presentations

12:40 – 14:00 – Buffet lunch

14:00 – 15:40 – Presentations

15:40 – 16:00 – Closing of the conference

Side event II.(from about 18:00)

Closing dinner (seated) in Mátyás Pince in city centre (additional fee 45 Eura)

 

1 October (Sunday)

Excursion to Vértes Hills area by bus. Maximum 45 persons.

Departure from Budapest: 09:00

Arrival to Budapest: 17:00

Additional fee 35 Euro, lunch included

 

Detailed Programme:

(25 minutes for each presentation including questions and answers)

 

27 September (Wednesday)

10:00 – 10:40 – Arrival, registration

10:40 – 11:00 – Welcome and opening speeches

11:00 – 12:40 – Presentations

·        Prommer, M., Bagyura, J., Molnár, I. L.: State and Dynamics of the Peregrine Population in Hungary after Twenty Years of the Comeback – New Challenges

·        Beran, V., Vrána, J.: Population Trends and Diversification of Breeding Habitats of Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in the Czech Republic since 1990

·        Sielicki, J., Sielicki, S.: Falconry and Restoration of Peregrine Falcon Population in Poland 1990 – 2017

·        Sorokin, A. G., Galushin, V. M.: Strategy for the Peregrine Conservation in Russia

12:40 – 14:00 – Buffet lunch

14:00 – 15:40 – Presentations

·        Khlopotova, A., Shershnev, M.: Peregrine Falcon in the Middle Ural, Russia

·        Pazhenkov, A., Karyakin, I., Afanasyev, D., Krivopalova, A., Pazhenkova, E.: To Restoration of the Tree-Nesting Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Population in the Volga-Ural Region

·        Karyakin, I., Nikolenko, E., Bekmansurov, R., Pazhenkov, A., Zinevich, L.: The Peregrine Falcon in the Volga-Ural and Altai-Sayan Regions of Russia

·        Isaev, A. P., Solomonov, N. G., Gabyshev, V. Y., Sleptsov, S.M.: The Current State of Peregrine Falcon in Yakutia

15:40 – 16:00 – Closing remarks

Side event I.(from about 18:00)

Reception and buffet dinner on Columbus Boat (city centre)

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28 September (Thursday)

09:00 – 09:45 – Workshop I.

                        Arctic Falcons Specialist Group (Chairman: Knud Falk)

(See description of workshops below)

09:45 – 11:00 – Presentations

·        Hodson, K.: Half a Century of Monitoring of Peregrines along the Mackenzie River in Northern Canada

·        Sielicki, J.: Peregrine – Population Modelling

·        Kéry, M., Banderet, G., Monneret, R.-J., Schaub, M.: Integrated Modelling of the Dynamics of a Western European Peregrine Population Over Half a Century

11:00 – 11:20 – Coffee break

11:20 – 12:35 – Presentations

·        Abuladze, A.: Present Status of Peregrine Falcon in Georgia

·        Rau, F., Becht, J., Lühl, R.: Long-term Monitoring of a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Population in Southwest Germany: Population Trends and Current Changes of Breeding Habitats

·        Vangeluwe, D.: The Peregrine in Belgium – From Extinction to World Star

12:35 – 14:00 – Buffet lunch

14:00 – 15:50 – Poster session

15:50 – 16:00 – Closing remarks

Guided city walk (free) from about 18:00 (city centre) – only on demand

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29 September (Friday)

09:00 – 11:00 – Workshop II.

Workshop on Biology and Conservation of Hierofalcons(Chairmen: Maurizio Sarà, Giovanni Leonardi)

11:00 – 11:20 – Coffee break

11:20 – 12:35 – Presentations

·        Zuberogoitia, I., Astorkia, L., Castillo, I., Burgos, G., Larrea, M., Azkona, A., Zuberogoitia, J., Zabala, J.: Trends of Peregrine Falcon in Northern Spain – Results of a Long-term Monitoring Project

·        Nygård, T., Reinsborg, T.: Increasing Peregrine Population in Central Norway Shifting from the Coast to the Inland – A 40-year Study

·        McGrady, M. J., Hines, J. E., Rollie, C., Smith, G. D., Morton, E. R., Moore, J. F., Mearns, R. M., Newton, I., Murillo-García, O. E., Oli, M. K.: Territory Occupancy and Breeding Success of Peregrines at Various Stages of Population Recovery

12:35 – 14:00 – Buffet lunch

14:00 – 15:40 – Presentations

·        Varland, D. E., Buchanan, J. B., Fleming, T. L., Kenney, M. K.: Scavenging as a Food Acquisition Strategy by Peregrine Falcons

·        Kleinstäuber, G., Kirmse, W., Langgemach, T.: Nesting Habitat Selection of Peregrine Falcons in Eastern Germany – The State of Knowledge

·        Lindner, M., Bäumer, B.: Influence of the Eagle Owl on the Peregrine Falcon Population in North-Rhine – Westphalia

·        Dixon, N., Gibbs, A.: Extreme Territorial Aggression by Urban Peregrine Falcons Towards Common Buzzards in South-West England

15:40 – 16:00 – Closing remarks

Free programme

 

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30 September (Saturday)

09:00 – 11:00 – Workshop III. & IV.

Urban Peregrines: an update and perspectives(Chairman: Giacomo Dell'Omo)

Reconstructing the process of Peregrine’s return to Europe(Chairmen: Mátyás Prommer, Janusz Sielicki)

11:00 – 11:20 – Coffee break

11:20 – 12:35 – Presentations

·        Bondi, S., Vitale, E., Antioco, N., Guzzo, E., Schifani, E., Mascara, R., Sarà, M.: Comparative Analysis of Lanner and Peregrine Trophic Niche in the Mediterranean

·        Bondi, S., Guzzo, E., Mascara, R., Zanca, L., Sarà, M.: Natal Dispersal of First-Winter Peregrine Falcons

·        Dell'Omo, G.: Transition to Independence and Onset of Dispersal of Urban Peregrines

12:35 – 14:00 – Buffet lunch

14:00 – 15:40 – Presentations

·        Nowak, Z., Sielicki, S.: Genetic Variability of the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus peregrinus) Intended for Reintroduction in Poland

·        Inderwildi, E., Müller, W., Ayé, R.: Intentional Poisoning of Peregrine Falcons in Switzerland – An Important Threat Factor?

·        Williams, N.: The Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU) – An introduction

·        Prommer, M., Bagyura, J.: Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) vs Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) in Hungary – Competitors or Not?

15:40 – 16:00 – Closing the conference

Side event II.(from about 18:00)

Closing dinner (seated) in Mátyás Pince (city centre)

 

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1 October (Sunday)

Excursion to Vértes Hills area by bus. Maximum 45 persons.

Departure from Budapest: 09:00

Arrival to Budapest: 17:00

 

More information on the side events can be found below

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOPS

 

 

Arctic Falcons Specialist Group (Chairman: Knud Falk)

Working meeting: collaboration on joint circumpolar publication, harmonisation and sharing basic monitoring parameters, and contributing to Arctic Councils’ upcoming State of the Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Report (START). Meeting is mainly for AFSG members, but open to visitors.

 

Workshop on Biology and Conservation of Hierofalcons (Chairmen: Maurizio Sarà, Giovanni Leonardi)

The Hierofalco group include Gyr (Falco rusticolus), Saker (Falco cherrug), Lanner (Falco biarmicus) and Laggar Falcons (Falco jugger) – closely related species that inhabit open habitats from deserts across temperate steppes to arctic tundra. Due to various reasons the level of knowledge on their biology, precise distribution and ecology is not equal for all species and regions. The workshop aims to have an overview on the state of the species’ conservation status, threats, ongoing conservation actions highlight shortages and needs for research and conservation measures. It also provides good opportunity to share best conservation/research practices that can be used in case of other Hierofalco species. As an outcome, we expect to form a network of Hierofalco specialists and address common research topics on comparative ecology of species with strong conservation implications. The conference is a unique occasion for assembling Hierofalco specialists in a single workshop to share their experience. Contributions on the Laggar falcon are very welcomed due the very poor knowledge on this species.

 

Urban Peregrines: an update and perspectives (Chairman: Giacomo Dell'Omo)

In the last 15 years Peregrines have progressively colonized our cities and nowadays breed in a variety of structures in many countries. As an example, the first Peregrines breeding in Rome were recorded in 2005 and there are now (2017) not less than 14 breeding pairs. In many other Italian and European cities peregrines have also increased their presence both as wintering and breeding birds. The workshop will be an opportunity to discuss among many of us the urbanisation of the peregrines in our countries and update on the current situation in various European cities. Urban peregrines represent a unique opportunity in that they are easier to observe and to access than those living on cliffs and therefore can be studied across cities using the same protocol. They are suitable for behavioural, genetic and ecotoxicology studies and for studying the population dynamics and regulation. They also can represent a bio-indicator that can allow comparisons across cities. Many of the nest sites are under camera surveillance and the behaviour of the birds can be observed in detail by thousands of people on the web. The workshop will also represent an opportunity to set up a network of those interested in sharing their data and participate to a common protocol of data collection for the coming years. This could help to harmonise the efforts and target with a coordinated approach specific issues across countries. The peregrines is already an important  flag species, birds living in cities can even better fulfill this role as they live closer to us.

 

Reconstructing the process of Peregrine’s return to Europe (Chairmen: Mátyás Prommer, Janusz Sielicki)

Peregrines have been successfully re-populating Europe after the population collapse in the DDT era. The process has been closely followed in many European countries, yet no comprehensive analysis has been made on European-level including data from the various countries. The workshop aims to examine the potential for a common European project to map the return of the species, unveil hidden connections and understand the recolonization process as much as possible.

 

Round-Tables and Workshops

You are welcome to suggest topics for Round Tables discussions and Workshops – Please submit your proposals no later than 15 April 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Topics for Round Tables and Workshops will be announced by the end of April 2017.

WE EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL JUNE 30, please contact organisers if you have any proposals.

Evening Programme

We plan to host film and slideshow after the scientific programme on Wednesday and Friday evenings. If you would like to show your film or slides – please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please remember that we have PAL/SECAM system for DVD in Europe.

Registration is open now

There are 3 options available for you now:

  • if you are not yet sure if will attend - please register your interest and you will receive regular e-mails with information about the Conference
  • if you wish to attend – please register now and pay the appropriate Conference Fee
  • if you have an abstract ready - please register now, pay your Conference Fee and submit your abstract

If you have any questions – please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Registration Form can be found at the end of this webpage.

Important dates

To ensure that your contribution arrives in time to be included in the Scientific Program, abstracts must be submitted by 15 April 2017 and you must be registered for the Conference by 1st of August 2017.

15 April 2017 Deadline for submission of proposals for Round-Tables and Workshops
15 May 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts
15 June 2017 Deadline for early registration free (regular 150 Euro)
1 August 2017 Deadline for standard registration fee (regular 180 Euro). You must be registered by this date to be included in the Scientific Program.
before Conference Late Conference fee is 200 Euro
27 September 2017 Conference begins

Abstracts

 

WE EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS UNTIL JUNE 30

 

Abstract must be submitted by no later than 15 May 2017, to ensure inclusion in the book of abstracts to be printed in advance of the Conference.

All abstracts will be reviewed for relevance to the conference theme and for content. We reserve the right to turn down submissions. Unsolicited papers are open for submission as posters. Papers may be based on empirical research or reviews of published data.

Writing your Abstract

Please note that abstract titles should not exceed 100 characters (including spaces), and abstracts should be less than 2500 characters (including spaces). We reserve the right to edit abstracts for punctuation and grammar.

Your abstract should contain 2-3 sentences of basic-level introduction to the area of study; a brief account of the background and rationale of the work; a statement of the main conclusions (introduced by the phrase 'Here we show' or its equivalent); and 2-3 sentences putting the main findings into general context so it is clear how the results may affect other researchers or the field in general.

Abstract Submission

To submit an abstract please include it as a Word document attachment and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please make sure to include the following information when submitting your abstract:

Presentation (whether you prefer to present your paper orally or as a poster)

Abstract title (Maximum length 100 characters including spaces; do NOT use all capital letters)

List of authors (First name, Last name, number corresponding to author's primary institutional affiliation, below, in parentheses)

Numbered List of institutions (List by number the primary institutional affiliations of each of the authors)

Abstract (Maximum length 2500 characters including spaces)

Example:

Population Biology of the Peregrine in Poland.

Joe Black (1), John White (2), Jack Green (1).

(1) MME  (2) Falcon Society 

We studied the Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) in three locations ....[remainder of abstract]

Papers and presentations

Four half-days of oral presentation sessions and a poster session are planned.
Each oral presentation will be a maximum of 25 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions and answers.

As soon as your paper is ready, please prepare a CD/DVD including all pictures, text, literature cited etc. and submit it as soon as possible.  Proceedings will be published so complete papers must be submitted before the end of the Conference at the latest.

The Conference will be held in English only, so please prepare all your materials, including abstracts, in English.

A standard computer projector, TV, DVD player and flip-chart will be available.

If you need any special equipment, please let us know as soon as possible.

Please don’t forget that in Europe the TV system differs from the US, so you should prepare your DVD for PAL/SECAM system. 

Place

 

The Conference will be held at Herman Otto Institute, 1223 Budapest, Park u. 2.

Details are on the map on Institute website

The venue is easy accesible by train form the Budapest city center - go to train station Budatétény near the Institute.

Accommodation

We do not have any preferred accommodation for Conference participants.

There is no hotels close to the Conference venue, but it is easy accesible by public transport from the Budapest center. We recommend you to stay in the center. You may also like to stay in Aquarius hotel, which is on the outskirts of Budapest, bit closer to the venue.

 

Conference Fee

After August 1 the fee options are:

  • Full Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials, tea/coffee breaks, lunches and the book "Peregrine Falcon Populations" ed. 2009 (To be collected at the Conference) - 250 Euro
  • Standard Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials, tea/coffee breaks and lunches - 200 Euro
  • Student Conference Fee, including all the Conference materials, tea/coffee breaks and lunches - 120 Euro - only for registered students of biology, veterinary, forestry or related subjects or students falconers (subject to acceptance by the organisers

All participants are encouraged to participate in the official Closing Dinner and to subscribe for the Conference Proceedings, planned for publication in 2018/2019.

Field Trips are not included in the fee – details and costs will be announced later.

If you have any special requirements – please contact us.

If you need support and/or you would like to apply for a reduced Conference Fee – please contact the organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including the reasons why you are seeking a reduced fee.

Payments, fee

Payments should paid in EURO. In case of payment in any other currency You will be asked to cover exchange rates of the bank.
Payment should include in the title name of the participant and description of fee (Full, Standard, Student).
After you pay, please send the confirmation of your payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
 
Payment should be done to the following account:
 
Account owner: Stowarzyszenie Sokol, ul. Osiedlowa 1, 87-800 Wloclawek, Poland
Bank Ochrony Srodowiska, I Oddzial we Wloclawku, ul. Kosciuszki 15, 87-800 Wloclawek, Poland
IBAN PL 62 1540 1069 2106 8721 8535 0003
SWIFT code  EBOSPLPW050

Sponsorship 

We wish to encourage attendance by participants from less economically developed countries, not least because the habitats and biodiversity of these countries are frequently less degraded by human activities.  We have a limited budget to provide support to a small number of delegates, so we encourage organisations and individuals from more affluent countries to consider offering support to their less wealthy counterparts.

In addition, we are seeking additional financial and in-kind support to host this important international gathering.

Sponsorship can be offered in three ways:

  • by contacting the organisers who will provide names of participants seeking support, whereby the sponsor can select the preferred delegate(s) and provide the support direct; or
  • by submitting a financial contribution to the organisers who will distribute the support to the delegate(s).
  • by submitting a financial contribution or details of proposed in-kind support to the organisers.

If you wish to be a sponsor please contact the organisers at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SIDE EVENTS

We offer three side events for the participants during the conference.

27 September (Wednesday)

We kindly invite you aboard to Columbus Boat (http://www.columbuspub.hu/lang/english/) for an ice breaking reception and dinner. The boat can be found in the Pest side of Budapest, anchored near Chain Bridge – the oldest bridge in Budapest – with a panoramic view on the royal castle of Buda.

Participation fee: 45 EUR (including reception and buffet dinner with a selection of dishes)   

 

30 September (Saturday)

We close the conference with a dinner in “Mátyás Pince” (“Mátyás Cellar&rdquoWink the oldest restaurant of Budapest (http://eng.matyaspince.eu/). It is an authentic Hungarian restaurant with traditional dishes and live Gypsy/folk music. It is something not to be missed, when you are in Budapest.

Participation fee: 45 EUR

 

1 October (Sunday)

Excursion to Vértes Hills and Csíkvarsa meadows (http://www.dunaipoly.hu/en/places/protected-areas/protected-areas-1/protected-landscape-area-of-vertes). The area is part of Danube-Ipoly National Park (http://www.dinpi.hu/index.php?lang=en) and hosts a great variety of habitats from steppe grasslands to ravines, cliffs and beech forests. Accordingly, you can find many species dwelling in those habitats. We visit steppe-like semi-natural grasslands maintained by grazing, meadows, forests and dry hills. We also visit the visitor centre of Pro Vértes Public Foundation, the major conservation organisation in the area that manages habitats for nature.

We have chance to see peregrine and saker falcon (the only area in Hungary and maybe in Central Europe, where you can find them nesting in the same area close to each other), white-tailed and imperial eagle, kestrel, sparrowhawk, goshawk, marsh harrier, common buzzard. If we are lucky, we may see some late red-footed falcon (although large communal roosts up to a few thousand individuals can be found in Southeast-Hungary), hobby, short-toed eagle or honey buzzard.

The field trip starts at 9:00 from Budapest (exact location is decided later). Lunch will be provided in the afternoon. We expect to return to Budapest at about 17:00.

Participation fee: 35 EUR (lunch included)   

Registration for side events can be done on the conference website: http://www.peregrinus.pl/en/peregrine-conference-budapest-2017

Fees are to be paid at the venue (in cash).

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See you at the Conference


Useful informations 

PLlease dowload pdf file with the practical information at the top of this page.

The Conference will be held at Herman Otto Institute, 1223 Budapest, Park u. 2.

Details are on the map on Institute website

The venue is easy accesible by train form the Budapest city center - go to train station Budatétény near the Institute.


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