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Thaxter, C.B., Ross-Smith, V.H., Bouten, W., Clark, N.A., Conway, G.J., Masden, E.A., Clewley, G.D., Barber, L.J. & Burton, N.H.K. 2019. Avian vulnerability to wind farm collision through the year: insights from Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) tracked from multiple breeding colonies. Journal of Applied Ecology View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13488)
Conway G.J., Austin G.E., Handschuh M., Drewitt A.L. & Burton N.H.K. 2019. Breeding populations of Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius and Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula in the United Kingdom in 2007. Bird Study View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2018.1563045) 10pp
Cook, A.S.C.P., Humphreys, E.M., Bennet, F., Masden, E.A. & Burton, N.H.K. 2018. Quantifying avian avoidance of offshore wind turbines: Current evidence and key knowledge gaps. Marine Environmental Research 140 : 278-288 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.06.017) 11pp
Chris B Thaxter, Gary Clewley, Lee Barber, Greg J Conway, Nigel A Clark, Emily S Scragg, Niall H K Burton 2018. Assessing habitat use of Herring Gulls in the Morecambe Bay SPA using GPS tracking devices. Research Report no. 693. British Trust for Ornithlogy, Thetford, Norfolk ISBN: 978-1-908581-82-2 77pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
Gary D Clewley, Emily E Scragg, Chris B Thaxter, Niall H K Burton 2018. Assessing the habitat use of Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) from the Bowland Fells SPA - ANNEX 1 - 2017 update. Research Report no. 694. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk 15pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
Henrietta E K Pringle, Niall H K Burton 2018. Improving understanding of the possible relationship between improving freshwater and coastal water quality and bird interest on designated sites - phase 1 review. Research Report no. 696. British Trust for Ornithology , Thetford, Norfolk ISBN: 978-1-908581-83-9 50pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Thaxter, C.B., Ross-Smith, V.H., Bouten, W., Masden, E.A., Clark, N.A., Conway, G.J., Barber, L., Clewley, G.D. & Burton, N.H.K. 2018. Dodging the blades: new insights into three-dimensional space use of offshore wind farms by lesser black-backed gulls Larus fuscus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 587 : 247-253 View at journal website (DOI: 10.3354/meps12415)
Clewley, G.D., Scragg, E.S., Thaxter, C.B. & Burton, N.H.K. 2017. Assessing the habitat use of Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) From the Bowland Fells SPA.. Research Report no. 694. British Trust for Ornithology ISBN: 9781908581815 60pp £5.00
Méndez, V., Gill, J.A., Alves, J.A., Burton, N.H.K. & Davies, R.G. 2017. Consequences of population change for local abundance and site occupancy of wintering waterbirds. Diversity and Distributions : 1 472-4 642 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12653)
Thaxter, C.B., Clark, N.A., Ross-Smith, V.H., Conway, G.J., Bouten, W. & Burton, N.K.H. 2017. Sample size required to characterize area use of tracked seabirds. The Journal of Wildlife Management Wiley Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21283) 12pp Download Report (PDF)
Chris B. Thaxter, Cat Horswill, Kathryn E. Ross, Graham E. Austin, Dawn E. Balmer and Niall H.K. Burton 2017. Urban Breeding Gull Surveys: A Survey Design Simulation. Research Report no. 699. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford ISBN: 978-1-908581-78-5 60pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF), Download Report (PDF)
Scragg E S, Thaxter C B, Clewley G D, and Burton N.H.K. 2017. Assessing behaviour of Lesser Black-backed Gulls from the Ribble and Alt Estuaries SPA using GPS tracking devices. Research Report no. 689. ISBN: 978-1-908581-75-4 53pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Ross-Smith, V.H., Thaxter, C.B., Masden, E.A., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Burton, N.H.K., Wright, L.J., Rehfisch, M.M. & Johnston, A. 2016. Modelling flight heights of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Great Skuas from GPS: a Bayesian approach. Journal of Applied Ecology 53 (part 6) View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12760)
Kathryn E Ross, Niall H K Burton, Dawn E Balmer, Elizabeth M Humphreys, Graham E Austin, Beth Goddard, Helena Schindler-Dite and Mark M Rehfisch 2016. Urban Breeding Gull Surveys: A Review of Methods and Options for Survey Design. Research Report no. 680. ISBN: 978-1-908581-70-9 58pp Download Report (PDF)
Thaxter, C.B., Ross-Smith, V.H., Clark, J.A., Clark, N.A., Conway, G.J., Masden, E.A., Wade, H.M., Leat, E.H.K., Gear, S.C., Marsh, M., Booth, C., Furness, R.W., Votier, S.C. & Burton, N.H.K. 2016. Contrasting effects of GPS device and harness attachment on adult survival of Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus and Great Skuas Stercorarius skua. Ibis 158 (part 2) : 279-290 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12340)
Thaxter, C.B., Ross-Smith, V.H., Bouten, W., Clark, N.A., Conway, G.J., Rehfisch, M.M. & Burton, N.H.K., 2015. Seabird–wind farm interactions during the breeding season vary within and between years: A case study of lesser black-backed gull Larus fuscus in the UK. Biological Conservation 186 (part 2 015) : 347-358 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.03.027)
Elizabeth M. Humphreys, Aonghais S.C.P. Cook and Niall H.K. Burton 2015. Collision, Displacement and Barrier - Effect Concept Note. Research Report no. 669. 37pp Download Report (PDF)
Johnston, A., Thaxter, C.B., Austin, G.E., Cook, A.S.C.P., Humphreys, E.M., Still, D.A., Mackay, A., Irvine, R., Webb, A. & Burton, N.H.K. 2015. Modelling the abundance and distribution of marine birds accounting for uncertain species identification. Journal of Applied Ecology 52 (part 1) : 150-160 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12364)
Aonghais S C P Cook, Chris Thaxter, Lucy J Wright, Nick J Moran, Niall H K burton, Jed Andrews, Sophie Barker and Fred Cooke 2014. Analysis of sea-watching data from Holme Bird Observatory, Norfolk. Research Report no. 629. ISBN: 978-1-908581-48-8 110pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G.E. & Burton, N.H.K. 2014. Notes on the WeBS-Defra Annual Cormorant Index. Research Report no. 653. ISBN: 978-1-908581-45-7 18pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
Cook, A.S.C.P., Humphreys, E.M., Masden, E.A., Band, W. & Burton, N.H.K. 2014. The avoidance rates of collision between birds and offshore turbines. Research Report no. 656. Link to publication
Johnston, A., Cook, A.S.C.P., Wright, L.J., Humphreys, E.M. & Burton, N.H.K. 2014. Modelling flight heights of marine birds to more accurately assess collision risk with offshore wind turbines. Journal of Applied Ecology 51 (part 1) : 31-41 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12191)
Lucy J. Wright, Veronica Mendez & Niall H.K. Burton 2014. Review of knowledge regarding the effect of major estuarine developments on bird populations with reference to proposals for an airport in the Thames Estuary. Research Report no. 657. ISBN: 978-1-908581-43-3 50pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Thaxter, C.B., Ross-Smith, V.H., Clark, J.A., Clark, N.A., Conway, G.J., Marsh, M., Leat, E.H.K. & Burton, N.H.K. 2014. A trial of three harness attachment methods and their suitability for long-term use on Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Great Skuas. Ringing & Migration 29 (part 2) : 65-76 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/03078698.2014.995546)
Wade, H.M., Masden, E.A., Jackson, A.C., Thaxter, C.B., Burton, N.H.K., Bouten, W. & Furness, R.W. 2014. Great skua (Stercorarius skua) movements at sea in relation to marine renewable energy developments. Marine Environmental Research Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.09.003)
Newson, S.E., Marchant, J.H., Sellers, R.M., Ekins, G.R., Hearn, R.D. & Burton, N.H.K. 2013. Colonisation and range expansion of inland-breeding Cormorants in England. British Birds 106 : 737-743 Download Report (PDF)
Burton, N.H.K., Banks, A.N., Calladine, J.R & Austin, G.E. 2013. The importance of the United Kingdom for wintering gulls: population estimates and conservation requirements. Bird Study 60 (part 1) : 87-101 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2012.748716)
Burton, N.H.K., Thaxter, C.B., Cook, A.S.C.P., Austin, G.E., Humphreys, E.M., Johnston, A., Still D.A. & Wright, L.J. 2013. Ornithology Technical Report for the Proposed Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore Wind Farm Projects. Research Report no. 643. Link to publication
Chamberlain, D. E., Austin, G.E., Green, R.E. & Burton, N.H.K. 2013. Production of representative Cormorant population trends with confidence limits. Research Report no. 612. ISBN: 978-1-908581-08-2 22pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
Chamberlain, D.E., Austin, G.E., Newson, S.E., Johnston, A. & Burton, N.H.K. 2013. Licensed control does not reduce local Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo population size in winter. Journal of Ornithology 154 (part 3) : 739-750 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-013-0938-3)
Cook, A.S.C.P., Johnston, A., Wright, L.J. & Burton, N.H.K. 2013. Strategic Ornithological Support Services. Project SOSS-02. A review of flight heights and avoidance rates of birds in relation to offshore wind farms. Research Report no. 618. ISBN: 978-1-908581-21-1 59pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
L J Wright, G E Austin, I M D Maclean & N H K Burton 2013. Waterbird populations on the Greater Thames Estuary: Numbers and trends by count sector. Research Report no. 512. ISBN: 978-1-908581-30-3 505pp £35.00 Download Report (PDF)
Thaxter, C., Ross-Smith, V., Burton, N., Wade, H., Masden, E. & Bouten, W. 2013. Connectivity between seabird features of protected sites and offshore wind farms: Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Great Skuas through the breeding, migration and non-breeding seasons. Book title: BOU Proceedings - Marine Renewables and Birds BOU Link to publication
Burton, N.H.K., Austin, G.E., Cook, A.S.C.P., Humphreys, E.M., Johnston, A., Morrison, C.A., Thaxter, C.B. & Wright, L.J. 2012. Ornithological Technical Report for the Proposed Dogger Bank Creyke Beck Offshore Wind Farm Projects.. Research Report no. 630. Link to publication
Mendez, V., Gill, J.A., Burton, N.H.K., Austin, G., Petchey, O.L. & Davies, R. 2012. Functional diversity across space and time:trends in wader communities on British estuaries. Diversity and Distributions 18 (part 4) : 356-365 Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00868.x)
Morrison, C.A., Taylor, R., Hallam, A. & Burton, N.H.K. 2012. The effects on waterbirds of dredging at the Cardiff Bay Barrage: report for 2011/12. Research Report no. 617. ISBN: 978-1-908581-05-1 28pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
Thaxter, C.B., Lascelles, B., Sugar, K., Cook, A.S.C.P., Roos, S., Bolton, M., Langston, R.H.W. & Burton, N.H.K. 2012. Seabird foraging ranges as a preliminary tool for identifying candidate Marine Protected Areas. Biological Conservation Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.12.009)
Cook, A.S.C.P., Ross-Smith, V.H., Roos, S., Burton, N.H.K., Beale, N., Coleman, C., Daniel, H., Fitzpatrick, S., Rankin, E., Norman, K. & Martin, G. 2011. Identifying a range of options to prevent or reduce avian collision with offshore wind farms, using a UK-based case study.. Research Report no. 580. ISBN: 978-1-906204-95-2 197pp £15.00 Download Report (PDF)
Thaxter, C.B., Cook, A.S.C.P., Johnston, A. & Burton, N.H.K. 2011. Review of statistical techniques to model the at-sea distributions of breeding Sandwich Terns. Research Report no. 582. ISBN: 978-1-906204-89-1 57pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Thaxter, C.B., Moran, N.J., Musgrove, A.J. & Burton, N.H.K. 2011. The National Seawatching Workshop 11 November 2010 conclusions and recommendations. Research Report no. 591. ISBN: 978-1-906204-93-8 26pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
Thaxter, C.B., Ross-Smith, V.H, Clark, N.A, Conway, G.J., Wade, H., Masden, E.A., Rehfisch, M.M, Bouten, W., Burton, N.H.K 2011. Measuring the interaction between marine features of Special Protection Areas with offshore wind farm development zones through telemetry: second breeding season report. Research Report no. 610. Link to publication 52pp
Thaxter, C.B., Ross-Smith, V.H., Clark, N.A., Conway, G.J., Rehfisch, M.M., Bouten, W. & Burton, N.H.K. 2011. Measuring the interaction between marine features of SPAs with offshore windfarm development zones through telemetry: first breeding season report. Research Report no. 590. Link to publication 72pp
Burton, N.H.K., Baker, H., Carter, I., Moore, N. & Clements, A. 2010. The impacts of non-native species: a review of the British Ornithologists' Union's Autumn 2008 Scientific Meeting. Ibis 152 : 654-659 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01033.x)
Burton, N.H.K., Cook, A.S.C.P., Howells, R.J, Hughes, D.S., & Jenks,P. 2010. Monitoring bird distribution and behaviour in the Carmarthen Bay & Estuaries. SAC at low tide in winter 2009/10. Research Report no. 554. Link to publication
Burton, N.H.K., Musgrove, A.J., Rehfisch, M.M. & Clark, N.A. 2010. Birds of the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel: their current status and key environmental issues. Marine Pollution Bulletin 61 : 115-123 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.12.018)
Burton, N.H.K., Thaxter, C.B., Cook, A.S.C.P., Austin, G.E., Wright, L.J. & Clark, N.A. 2010. Evaluating the potential impacts of tidal power schemes on estuarine waterbirds. BOU Proceedings 2010 - Climate Change and Birds Link to publication
Cook, A.S.C.P & Burton, N.H.K. 2010. The effects on waterbirds of dredging at the Cardiff Bay Barrage. Report for 2009/10. Research Report no. 553. ISBN: 978-1-906204-75-4 28pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)

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