There are currently two long term ringing surveys that allow us to collect more detailed data on survival and productivity allowing us to understand population change - vital information for conservation.
The Constant Effort Site (CES) Scheme monitors a range of passerines in the breeding season and the Retrapping Adults for Survival (RAS) Scheme involves individual projects each collecting detailed information on one species.
Unlocking the science to reveal the state of nature
David Noble takes a sober look at the latest State of Nature Report.
What effect might annual releases of non-native gamebirds be having on native biodiversity?
Henrietta Pringle reveals the work behind a recent paper on gamebirds and predation