Nick Bayly

Speaker Details
  • Nick's love of birds began at the age of seven and more than 30 years later, birds continue to be his primary passion. Having completed his PhD on migratory birds at the University of Oxford, UK, Nick crossed the Atlantic in 2007 and has been working in the Neotropics ever since. As a founding member of the Colombian NGO SELVA, he has led a successful migratory bird research program that today spans multiple countries and species. Over the last 10 years he has trained close to 100 Latin American biologists, supervised PhD and Master's students and published around 40 papers. His current research projects include the Neotropical Flyways Project (, which works across six countries to uncover the mysteries of migration in the Neotropics, and detailed studies on the non-breeding ecology of species like the Canada Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Nick is also committed to conservation and oversees habitat restoration and reserve creation activities in several regions of Colombia.