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House Martin at nest, Doug Welch

Using citizen science to assess drivers of Common House Martin breeding performance

Survey determines drivers of House Martin breeding success

2020 | Kettel, E.F., Woodward, I.D., Balmer, D.E. & Noble, D.G. Ibis

Latest research based on the House Martin Survey shows that one of the simplest ways to help House Martins is to provide artificial nesting cups. 

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A 2021 Horizon Scan of Emerging Global Biological Conservation Issues

Sutherland, W.J., Atkinson, P.W., Broad, S., Brown, S., Clout, M., Dias, M.P., Dicks, L.V., Doran, H., Fleishman, E., Garratt, E.L., Gaston, K.J., Hughes, A.C., Le Roux, X., Lickorish, F.A., Maggs, L., Palardy, J.E., Peck, L.S., Pettorelli, N., Pretty, J., Spalding, M.D., Tonneijck, F.H., Walpole, M., Watson, J.E.M., Wentworth, J. & Thornton, A. Trends in Ecology and Evolution

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Evaluating spatially explicit sharing‐sparing scenarios for multiple environmental outcomes

Finch, T., Day, B.H., Massimino, D., Redhead, J.W., Field, R.H., Balmford, A., Green, R.E. & Peach, W.J. Journal of Applied Ecology

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Sule Skerry – an overspill gannetry from Sule Stack

Harris, M.P., Blackburn, J., Budworth, D. & Blackburn, A.C. Seabird

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Camera traps reveal predators of breeding Black Guillemots Cepphus grylle

Johnston, D.T., Furness, R.W., Robbins, A.M.C., Tyler, G.C. & Masden, E.A. Seabird

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First efforts to address bird collisions with power lines in Iran

Kolnegari, M., Moghimi, E., Allahdad, M., Hazrati, M., Akbar Basiri, A., Jafari, R., Yekanik, M., Jalalpour, M., Sajjad Jalali, A., Mojaradiafra, M., Abbasi Kohan, H., Reza Izadi, H., Williams, N.P., Ferrer, M. & Conway, G.J. Sandgrouse

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Blackcap by Gary Loader

Individual variability and versatility in an eco-evolutionary model of avian migration

Delmore, K.E., Van Doren, B.M., Conway, G.J., Curk, T., Garrido-Garduño, T., Germain, R.R., Hasselmann, T., Dieter Hiemer, D., van der Jeugd, H.P., Justen, H., Ramos, J.S.L., Maggini, I., Meyer, B.S., Phillips, R.J., Remisiewicz, M., Roberts, G.C.M., Sheldon, B.C., Vogl, W. & Liedvogel, M., Proceedings of the Royal Society B

It has been known for some time that Blackcaps employ several different migration strategies.

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Electrical Components Involved in Avian-Caused Outages in Iran

Kolnegari, M., Conway, G.J., Akbar Basiri, A., Panter, C.T., Hazrati, M., Rafiee, M.S., Ferrer, M. & Dwyer, J.S. Bird Conservation International

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DNA diet profiles with high‐resolution animal tracking data reveal levels of prey selection relative to habitat choice in a crepuscular insectivorous bird

Evens, R., Conway, G., Franklin, K., Henderson, I., Stockdale, J., Beenaerts, N., Smeets, K., Neyens, T., Ulenaers, E. & Artois, T. Ecology and Evolution

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Pollinator monitoring more than pays for itself

Breeze, T.D., Bailey, A.P., Balcombe, K.G., Brereton, T., Comont, R., Edwards, M., Garratt, M.P., Harvey, M., Hawes, C., Isaac, N., Jitlal, M., Jones, C.M., Kunin, W.E., Lee, P., Morris, R.K.A., Musgrove, A., O'Connor, R.S., Peyton, J., Potts, S.G., Roberts, S.P.M., Roy, D.B., Roy, H.E., Tang, C.Q., Vanbergen, A.J. & Carvell, C. Journal of Applied Ecology

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WeBS News - Issue 36

Read about why data received from WeBS counts are as important as ever, and WeBS' continued support to count waterbirds along the East Atlantic flyway.

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House Martin at nest, Doug Welch

Using citizen science to assess drivers of Common House Martin breeding performance

Survey determines drivers of House Martin breeding success

Kettel, E.F., Woodward, I.D., Balmer, D.E. & Noble, D.G. Ibis

Latest research based on the House Martin Survey shows that one of the simplest ways to help House Martins is to provide artificial nesting cups. 

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BBS survey, David Tipling

Phenological mismatch between breeding birds and their surveyors and implications for estimating population trends

Massimino, D., Harris, S.J. & Gillings, S. Journal of Ornithology

Several studies in recent decades, including those led by BTO, have demonstrated that many birds are migrating or breeding earlier as the climate changes.

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Evolution of chain migration in an aerial insectivorous bird, the common swift Apus apus

Åkesson, S., Atkinson, P.W., Bermejo, A., de la Puente, J., Ferri, M., Hewson, C.M., Holmgren, J., Kaiser, E., Kearsley, L., Klaassen, R.H.G., Kolunen, H., Matsson, G., Minelli, F., Norevik, G., Pietiäinen, H., Singh, N.J., Spina, F., Viktora, L. & Hedenström, A. Evolution

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Pink-footed Goose flock, Chris Knights

Behavioural responses of non-breeding waterbirds to drone approach are associated with flock size and habitat

Do drones disturb wintering waterbirds?

Jarrett, D., Calladine, J., Cotton, A., Wilson, M.W. & Humphreys, E. Bird Study

Newly published research, carried out by staff at BTO Scotland, has investigated the response to wintering waterbirds to drones, and shown that they can be easily scared into flight by drone use.

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Investigating the implications of shifting baseline syndrome on conservation

Jones, L.P., Turvey, S.T., Massimino, D. & Papworth, S.K. People and Nature

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Do surveys of adult dragonflies and damselflies yield repeatable data? Variation in monthly counts of abundance and species richness

Pearce-Higgins, J.W. & Chandler, D. Journal of Insect Conservation

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Disentangling the relative roles of climate and land cover change in driving the long‐term population trends of European migratory birds

Howard, C., Stephens, P.A., Pearce‐Higgins, J.W., Gregory, R.D., Butchart, S.H.M. & Willis, S.G. Diversity and Distributions

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Ensuring tests of conservation interventions build on existing literature

Sutherland, W.J., Alvarez‐Castañeda, S.T., Amano, T., Ambrosini, R., Atkinson, P., Baxter, J.M., Bond, A.L., Boon, P.J., Buchanan, K.L., Barlow, J., Bogliani, G., Bragg, O.M., Burgman, M., Cadotte, M.W., Calver, M., Cooke, S.J., Corlett, R.T., Devictor, V., Ewen, J.G., Fisher, M., Freeman, G., Game, E., Godley, B.J., Gortázar, C., Hartley, I.R., Hawksworth, D.L., Hobson, K.A. Lu, M.-L., Martín‐López, B., Ma, K., Machado, A., Maes, D., Mangiacotti, M., McCafferty, D.J., Melfi, V., Molur, S., Moore, A.J., Murphy, S.D., Norris, D., van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., Powers, J., Rees, E.C., Schwartz, M.W., Storch, I. & Wordley, C. Conservation Biology

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Meadow Pipit by Edmund Fellowes

Can microclimate offer refuge to an upland bird species under climate change?

Massimino, D., Beale, C. M., Suggitt, A. J., Crick, H. Q. P., Macgregor, N. A., Carroll, M. J., Maclean, I. M. D. & Pearce-Higgins, J. W. Landscape Ecology

Climate change is now widely recognised as having a large impact on biodiversity, affecting species distributions at a large spatial scale.

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Roads as a contributor to landscape-scale variation in bird communities

Cooke, S.C., Balmford, A., Donald, P.F., Newson, S.E. & Johnston, A. Nature Communications

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