Ruth Walker

Ringing & Nest Recording Communications Officer

Ruth leads on communication for the Ringing and Nest Recording Team, is the lead editor for LifeCycle, the BTO magazine for ringers and nest recorders, and is the Managing Editor of Ringing & Migration (R&M), the journal of the BTO Ringing Scheme.

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation, Nottingham Trent University, 2004–2007
HND Photography & Digital Imaging, Nottingham Trent University, 1997–1999

Interests & Responsibilities

As communications lead for the Ringing and Nest Recording Team, Ruth's responsibilities include producing the annual bird ringing and nest recording report that is published in Ringing & Migration, editing and producing LifeCycle, maintaining the ringing element of the BTO website, producing the electronic newsletter that is sent to ringers and nest recorders and liaison with the BTO Communications Team.  Ruth is also the lead on a project to update guidance material for ringers and nest recorders and move publication of this material online.

As lead editor for LifeCycle, Ruth liaises with the editorial board over content, commissions articles, edits content and manages the production of the magazine.  As Managing Editor of Ringing & Migration, Ruth works with the editor and publisher to ensure papers are formatted, copy edited and published in a timely manner and she is the BTO contact for readers of the journal. 

Other Publications

Horswill, C., Walker, R.H., Humphreys, E.M. & Robinson, R.A. 2016. Review of mark-recapture studies on UK seabirds that are run through the BTO’s Retrapping Adults for Survival (RAS) network. JNCC Report 600. JNCC, Peterborough.

Robinson, R.A., Leech, D.I., ​Massimino, D., ​Woodward, I., Eglington, S.M., ​​Marchant, J.H., ​Sullivan, M.J.P., ​Barimore, C., Dadam, D., Hammond, M.J., Harris, S.J., Noble, D.G., Walker, R.H. & Baillie, S.R. 2016. BirdTrends 2016: trends in numbers, breeding success and survival for UK breeding birds. Research Report 691. BTO, Thetford. www.bto.org/birdtrends

Walker, R.H., Robinson, R.A., Leech, D.I., Moss, D., Barimore, C.J., Blackburn, J.R., Barber, L.J., Clewley, G.D., de Palacio, D.X., Grantham, M.J. and Griffin, B.M., Kew, A.J., Schaefer, S. & Clark, J.A. 2016. Bird ringing and nest recording in Britain and Ireland in 2015. Ringing & Migration 31, 115–159.

Robinson, R.A., Marchant, J.H., Leech, D.I., Massimino, D., Sullivan, M.J.P., Eglington, S.M., Barimore, C., Dadam, D., Downie, I.S., Hammond, M.J., Harris, S.J., Noble, D.G., Walker, R.H. & Baillie, S.R. 2015. BirdTrends 2015: trends in numbers, breeding success and survival for UK breeding birds. Research Report 678. BTO, Thetford. www.bto.org/birdtrends

Walker, R.H., Robinson, R.A., Leech, D.I., Moss, D., Kew, A.J., Barber, L.J., Barimore, C.J., Blackburn, J.R., Clewley, G.D., De Palacio, D.X. and Grantham, M.J., Griffin, B.M., Scheafer, S. & Clark, J.A.  2015. Bird ringing and nest recording in Britain and Ireland in 2014. Ringing & Migration 30, 84–147.

Walker, R.H., Robinson, R.A., Leech, D.I., Moss, D., Kew, A.J., Barber, L.J., Barimore, C.J., Blackburn, J.R., De Palacio, D.X., Grantham, M.J. and Griffin, B.M., Schaefer, S. & Clark, J.A. 2014. Bird ringing and nest recording in Britain and Ireland in 2013. Ringing & Migration 29, 90–150.


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