European Ornithologists' Union

Welcome to the European Ornithologists’ Union

The objectives of the EOU are the advancement of ornithology and the promotion of the scientific study of birds within Europe. To this end, the EOU holds conferences at different places in Europe, promotes communication between European ornithologists  and engages in other activities designed to advance ornithology in Europe. Any person seriously interested in the study of birds in Europe is welcome to join. Membership is free.

Our Next Conference: Lund 2023

The next EOU Conference will take place at Lund University, Sweden, on 21 -25 August 2023. Please look out for further details on the conference website ( and on social media – follow us on Twitter at @EOUnion


Abstract submission for the EOU2023 conference is now closed - but REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Please visit the conference website to take advantage of early bird rates!


EOU Noticeboard

EOU News

Tagging Urban Birds – seeking advice

Dear EOU members, My name is Greg Eckhartt and I have recently embarked on a research project in which I will be tagging urban blackbirds in the UK. I am hoping to canvas the expertise and experience of the EOU member base with a particular brand of tags we may look...

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Member Forum – Announcements

EOU Fledglings on Facebook

Connect with our Fledglings interest group on Facebook

EOU Links

Links to websites of interest