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Newson, S. & Austin, G, 2022. Definition of Favourable Conservation Status for Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo. Natural England Report Natural England Link to publication ISBN: 978-1-78354-723-4 25pp
Clewley, G.D., Calbrade, N.A., Austin, G.E., Frost, T.M. & Burton, N.H.K. 2022. A review of the BTO/RSPB/JNCC Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) Low Tide Counts scheme with recommendations for its future operation.. Research Report no. 744. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford ISBN: 978-1-912642-35-9 52pp Download Report (PDF)
Woodward, I.D., Austin, G.E., Boersch-Supan, P.H., Thaxter, C.B. & Burton, N.H.K 2022. Assessing drivers of winter abundance change in  Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata in England and Wales. Bird Study View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2022.2049205)
Frost, T.M., Calbrade, N.A., Birtles, G.A., Hall, C., Robinson, A.E., Wotton, S.R., Balmer, D.E. and Austin, G.E. 2021. Waterbirds in the UK 2019/20. 40pp Download Report (PDF)
Humphreys, E.M., Austin, G.E., Frost, T.M., Mellan, H.J., Boersch-Supan, P., Burton, N.H.K., Balmer, D.E. 2021. Wader populations on the UK’s open coast: results of the 2015/16 Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey (NEWS-III) and a review of population trends. Bird Study 67 : 371-384 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2021.1884184) 14pp
Teresa M. Frost, Neil A. Calbrade, Gillian A. Birtles, Heidi J. Mellan, Colette Hall, Anna E. Robinson, Simon R. Wotton, Dawn E. Balmer and Graham E. Austin. 2020. Waterbirds in the UK 2018/19. Download Report (PDF)
Teresa M. Frost, Graham E. Austin, Neil A. Calbrade, Heidi J. Mellan, Richard D. Hearn, A.E. Robinson, David A. Stroud, Simon R. Wotton and Dawn E. Balmer. 2019. Waterbirds in the UK 2017/18: The Wetland Bird Survey. Download Report (PDF)
Burke, B., Lewis, L. J., Fitzgerald, N., Frost, T., Austin, G. & Tierney, T. D. 2019. Estimates of waterbird numbers wintering in Ireland, 2011/12–2015/16. Irish Birds 41 : 1-12 13pp
Frost, T.M., Austin,G.E., Hearn, R.D., McAvoy, S.G., Robinson, A.E., Stroud, D.A., Woodward, I.D. & Wotton, S.R. 2019. Population estimates of wintering waterbirds in Great Britain. British Birds 112 : 130-145 Link to publication 16pp
Tucker, A.M., McGowan, C.P., Robinson, R.A., Clark, J.A., Lyons, J.E., DeRose-Wilson, A., Du Feu, R., Austin, G.E., Atkinson, P.W. & Clark, N.A. 2019. Effects of individual misidentification on estimates of survival in long-term mark–resight studies. The Condor 121 (part 1) Link to publication View at journal website (DOI: 10.1093/condor/duy017) 13pp
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
Woodward, I.D., Calbrade, N.A. & Austin, G.E. 2018. Analysis of Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) Data for The Humber Estuary SSSI, SAC, SPA and Ramsar site: Third appraisal - sector-level trends to winter 2016/17. Research Report no. 709. ISBN: 978-1-912642-09-0 268pp Download Report (PDF)
Teresa M. Frost, Graham E. Austin, Neil A. Calbrade, Heidi J. Mellan, Richard D. Hearn, David A. Stroud, Simon R. Wotton and Dawn E. Balmer. 2018. Waterbirds in the UK 2016/17: The Wetland Bird Survey. Download Report (PDF)
Graham Austin, Teresa Frost, Heidi Mellan, Dawn Balmer 2017. Results of the third Non-Estuarine Waterbird Survey, including Population Estimates for Key Waterbird Species. Research Report no. 697. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk ISBN: 9781908581860 69pp £5.00 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)
Teresa M. Frost, Graham E. Austin, Neil A. Calbrade, Chas A. Holt, Heidi J. Mellan, Richard D. Hearn, David A. Stroud, Simon R. Wotton and Dawn E. Balmer. 2017. Waterbirds in the UK 2015/16: The Wetland Bird Survey. Download Report (PDF)
Graham E. Austin, Teresa M. Frost and Kathryn Ross 2017. Providing Data for Rapid Condition Assessment of Non-Breeding Waterbird SPAs in England: Phase II. Research Report no. 684. British Trust for Ornithology ISBN: 978-1-908581-73-0 29pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
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)
Teresa M. Frost, Graham E. Austin, Neil A. Calbrade, Chas A. Holt, Heidi J. Mellan, Richard D. Hearn, David A. Stroud, Simon R. Wotton and Dawn E. Balmer. 2016. Waterbirds in the UK 2014/15: The Wetland Bird Survey. Download Report (PDF)
Graham E Austin 2015. The use of Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) data for rapid condition assessment of non-breeding waterbird SPAs in England. Research Report no. 670. ISBN: 978-1-908581-53-2 21pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
Ian D. Woodward, Viola H. Ross-Smith, Rafael Pérez-Domínguez, Mark M. Rehfisch and Graham E. Austin 2015. The Wash Bird Decline Investigation 2014. Research Report no. 660. ISBN: 978-1-908581-52-5 113pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
Méndez, V., Austin, G.E., Musgrove, A.J., Ross-Smith, V.H., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Chas A. Holt, C.A. 2015. Use of environmental stratification to derive non-breeding population estimates of dispersed waterbirds in Great Britain. Journal for Nature Conservation View at journal website (DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2015.09.001)
Chas A. Holt, Graham E. Austin, Neil A. Calbrade, Heidi J. Mellan, Richard D. Hearn, David A. Stroud, Simon R. Wotton and Andy J. Musgrove. 2015. Waterbirds in the UK 2013/14: The Wetland Bird Survey. 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)
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)
Chas Holt, Graham Austin, Neil Calbrade, Heidi Mellan, Richard Hearn, David Stroud, Simon Wotton & Andy Musgrove 2014. Waterbirds in the UK 2010/11: The Wetland Bird Survey. Download Report (PDF)
Graham Austin & Viola Ross-Smith 2014. Guidance to Interpretation of Wetland Bird Survey Within-Site Trends. Research Report no. 661. ISBN: 978-1-908581-49-5 31pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
Graham E. Austin, Neil A. Calbrade, Heidi J. Mellan, Andy J. Musgrove, Richard D. Hearn, David A. Stroud, Simon R. Wotton and Chas A. Holt 2014. Waterbirds in the UK 2012/13: The Wetland Bird Survey. Download Report (PDF)
Graham E. Austin, Neil A. Calbrade, Heidi J. Mellan, Andy J. Musgrove, William Skellorn, Richard D. Hearn, David A. Stroud, Simon R. Wotton and Chas A. Holt. 2014. Waterbirds in the UK 2011/12: The Wetland Bird Survey. Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G. & Calbrade, N. 2013. Within-site waterbird trends relative to whole-site, regional and national population trends: Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay SSSI. Research Report no. 546. ISBN: 978-1-908581-20-4 115pp £10.00 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
Calbrade, N.A., Musgrove, A.J. & Austin, G.E. 2013. Waterbirds on English Sites of Special Scientific Interest: A review of the use made by non-breeding waterbirds of the English SSSI network. Research Report no. 574. ISBN: 978-1-908581-23-5 18pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
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)
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)
V.H. Ross-Smith, N.A. Calbrade & G.E. Austin 2013. Analysis of Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) Data for the Wash SSSI/NNR. Research Report no. 587. ISBN: 978-1-908581-22-8 166pp £15.00 Download Report (PDF)
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)
Chas A. Holt, Graham E. Austin, Neil A. Calbrade, Heidi J. Mellan, David A. Stroud, Simon R. Wotton and Andy J. Musgrove 2011. Waterbirds in the UK 2009/10: The Wetland Bird Survey. Download Report (PDF)
Hewson, C.M., Austin, G.E., Gough, S.J. & Fuller, R.J. 2011. Species-specific responses of woodland birds to stand-level habitat characteristics: the dual importance of forest structure and floristics. Forest Ecology and Management 261 : 1 224-1 240
Lucy J. Wright, Viola H. Ross-Smith, Graham E. Austin, Dario Massimino, Daria Dadam,Aonghais S.C.P. Cook, Neil A. Calbrade & Niall H.K. Buon 2011. Strategic Ornithological Support Services Project SOSS-05: Review of bird migration routes in relation to offshore wind farm development zones. Research Report no. 592. Link to publication
Musgrove, A.J., Austin, G.E., Hearn, R.D, Holt, C.A., Stroud, D.A. & Wotton, S.R. 2011. Overwinter population estimates of British waterbirds. British Birds 104 : 364-397 Link to publication
Calbrade, N.A., Holt, C.A., Austin, G.E., Mellan, H.J., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Musgrove, A.J 2010. Waterbirds in the UK 2007/08: The Wetland Bird Survey. Download Report (PDF)
Calbrade, N.A., Holt, C.A., Austin, G.E., Mellan, H.J., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Musgrove, A.J 2010. Waterbirds in the UK 2008/09: The Wetland Bird Survey. Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G. & Calbrade, N. 2010. Within-site waterbird trends relative to whole-site and regional population trends: the South Lincs. Shooting zone on The Wash SPA. Research Report no. 548. ISBN: 978-1-908581-03-7 56pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
Austin, G.E., Cook, A.S.C.P., Maclean, I.M.D., Mitchell, P.I., Rehfisch, M.M. & Wright, L.J. 2010. Healthy & Biologically Diverse Seas Evidence Group Technical Report Series: Evaluation and gap analysis of current and potential indicators for Seabirds & Waterbirds. JNCC, Peterborough.

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