Marsh Awards for Ornithology

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The Marsh Awards for Ornithology are among over 40 Marsh Awards issued in the United Kingdom by the Marsh Christian Trust and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), in the field of ornithology.[1][2] The awards given include:

The Marsh Award for Ornithology[edit]


For an ornithologist who is making a significant contribution to the field, typically someone who gained a PhD between ten and twenty years prior to the award being made.[3]

The BTO Marsh Local Ornithology Award[edit]


For a bird club or group that publishes a book, completes a study or conducts any other exceptional activity in the preceding calendar year that advances knowledge about birds.[3]

The Marsh Award for Innovative Ornithology[edit]

Introduced in 2012[1] to celebrate:

an important contribution which takes forward our understanding of avian ecology or conservation science[1]

  • 2012 (2012): The BTO's Cuckoo Team for their satellite tracking project[1][2]
  • 2016 (2016): Dick Newell and Action For Swifts[1][2]