Acoustic monitoring reveals new records for key species
Inconsistent relationships between area, heterogeneity and plant species richness in temperate farmed landscapes
Are the declines of birds and invertebrates linked by climate change?
Many of the detected effects of climate change on biodiversity have occurred through impacts on food chains.
Reversing declines in farmland birds: how much agri-environment provision is needed at farm and landscapes scales?
How much agri-environment scheme is needed to help birds?
Nest survival of threatened Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) breeding at low densities across a human-modified landscape
Curlew collaboration to boost breeding success
Research from BTO and the University of East Anglia reveals how land management can support the breeding success of this declining species.
Proof of concept tool to predict avian influenza outbreaks
Data on the distribution, abundance and movements of wild birds are collected at a national scale within many European countries, thanks largely to the efforts of non-governmental organisations and
The Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) as a model to understand the mechanisms of vagrancy and its potential significance for the evolution of new migratory routes
In addition to their regular movements, birds are also known for their propensity to move beyond their geographic range limits, a phenomenon known as vagrancy, and a behaviour that provides birdwat
Tracking data allows researchers to monitor Curlew without disturbance during the breeding season
The Curlew is of significant conservation concern in the UK, but many questions still remain about their breeding behaviour.
High pathogenicity avian influenza: Targeted active surveillance of wild birds to enable early detection of emerging disease threats
A different approach could provide warning of avian influenza outbreaks
Although we lack complete understanding of the disease links between wild and captive bird populations, the pattern of HPAI emergence in captive poultry reflects the movements of migratory waterfow
Acoustic monitoring sheds new light on North York Moors wildlife
A review to inform the assessment of the risk of collision and displacement in petrels and shearwaters from offshore wind developments in Scotland
Scoping the feasibility of developments to the Terrestrial Bird Indicator for Scotland – urban, farmland and wetland indicators
What does the latest Birds of Conservation Concern review mean for Welsh birds?
The numbers of threatened birds are greater on UK sites with the highest levels of protection.
While there is plenty of evidence to demonstrate that protected areas are effective at protecting natural habitats, their benefits for birds and other species have been less well-studied.
Rare and declining bird species benefit most from designating protected areas for conservation in the UK
How protected areas benefit rare and declining birds
Research using data from core BTO surveys shows how protected areas are working for UK birds.
Acute impacts from Teflon harnesses used to fit bio-logging devices to Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Thoracic harnesses are not suitable for Kittiwake tagging studies.
Biologging devices including GPS and satellite tags, which attach to individual animals and collect information on their movements, are increasingly deployed in ecology and conservation research.
Individual, sexual and temporal variation in the winter home range sizes of GPS-tagged Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Curlew are highly faithful to a small winter range, a finding which will inform conservation management for this Red-listed species.
In a collaborative study led by the University of Hull, BTO scientists aimed to find out more by establishing the overwinter home range size (the size of the space used by the birds during winter)
BTO Data Reports
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