7th International Eurasian Ornithology Congress, Izmir, 2020

Dear Colleague, 

Of all living creatures, birds are the group that is most at risk from environmental deterioration caused by human activity. Even the remotest ecosystem is affected in some way, raising the possibility that isolation will afford insufficient protection to any species; migrants are at special risk because they travel through areas where resting and feeding stopovers have diminished or disappeared. Degraded wetlands, remnants of natural woodlands, the large-scale replacement of coastal vegetation by concrete inevitably will reduce the diversity of ecosystems whose features cannot be replicated by open waters created for leisure, by single-species woodland plantations or by gardens and parks, although these do offer advantages to adaptable bird species. Species that are habitat specialists can all too easily be driven to extinction. Although mankind and birds have co-existed remarkably well in many parts of the world until recently, it can be argued that the relentless pace of extinction of bird species is symptomatic of world-wide ‘simplification’ of plant, insect, mammal, and fish species as a consequence of industrial-scale mass production of food for humankind, whose vulnerability to catastrophe would appear to be increasing because food ‘crops’ are monocultures produced at densities not tolerated in nature and potentially at risk from disease evolution. In the Palearctic, Nearctic and Oriental regions, primary habitats for birds are diminishing at rates that are often severe and increasing. Thousands of insect species are believed to have become extinct before they have been described, putting many hundreds of bird species at risk as one of their primary food sources reduces. However, it is likely that the more subtle effects of removing insect species from complex ecosystems, especially the forced changes to the food chains, few of which have been studied at all, will have severe and unpredictable effects in the longer term. The 6th International Eurasian Ornithology Congress aims to bring together ornithologists and bird lovers in general, to create a platform for knowledge exchange and to discuss the problems and their solutions. This Congress welcomes all humanitarians who care about nature, particularly avifauna. All subjects related to birds will be deal in Congress sessions; there will be no other restriction on the topic of a presentation.   

Your attendance at this Congress will be our privilege and honour. We are looking forward to greeting you in İzmir on 21-25 April 2020. Sincerely yours.          

Organizing Committee


Important Dates


Symposium Date: 21- 25 April 2020  

The opening of Abstract Submission: 01 October 2019  

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31  Januar y2020  

Notification of Acceptance: 28 February  2020  

Early Registration Deadline: 09 March 2020 ​ 

Symposium Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail:  22 April  2020  

Symposium Dinner: 24 April 2020  

Symposium Language: The official language of the congress is English.

IEOC 2020 will be organized in Izmir, Turkey hosted by Ege University


Conference will be held in Ege University, Izmir -Turkey.  According to CWUR World University Rankings, Ege University is ranked at 616th in internationally and at 4th, in nationally. 


İzmir, Turkey


Located at the west of Turkey and on the Aegean shores, İzmir, the pearl of the Aegean, is the third largest city in Turkey. With its 8.500 year history, fertile land, favourable climate, 629 km coastline, 300 sunny days a year, a sea that offers every shade of blue and the heritage left behind by the 32 civilizations it has been a home to. İzmir is ready for you to discover its beauty, nature and hospitality. The city holds 6 different universities. Izmir holds a lot of natural and Historical values.

Congress topics


  • Behavior
  • Bird strikes and aircraft safety
  • Climate Change
  • Collision with obstacles
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Migration
  • Parasitology
  • Phylogeography and Phylogeny
  • Wildlife management
  • Others



Every participant is responsible for his own bookings

Link to University and conference location


Travel to İzmir: International Airports are close by:





Michael WINK


Galapagos- 185 years afte Charles Darwin

Jan-Åke Nilsson


Thermoregulatory strategies during breeding

Collaboration with

Ege University


Mehmet Akif Ersoy University


Akdeniz University


Ege University, Faculty of Science


Ege University, Department of Biology


MAKU, Lab of Ornithology


Ege University, Natural History Application and Research Centre


Ege University, Centre for Environmental Studies