Neil Calbrade

Wetland Bird Survey Officer and Data Requests Coordinator

Neil is responsible for organising the WeBS Low Tide Counts.

Interests & Responsibilities

Neil is responsible for the overall running of the WeBS Low Tide Counts, including maintaining the WeBS database, producing the WeBS Newsletter and annual report, promoting the scheme, and liaising with WeBS volunteer surveyors and the network of volunteer WeBS Local Organisers. Neil also deals with requests for WeBS Data.

Other Information

Neil holds a ‘C’ ringing permit


BSc Hons Countryside Management, Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire 2000

Recent BTO Publications

Booth Jones, K., Thaxter, C., Clewley, G., Wolsey, S., Calbrade, N., Atkinson, P., Calladine, J. & Burton, N. 2022. Belfast’s urban gulls: an assessment of breeding populations, breeding season movements and winter population. Research Report no. 734. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford ISBN: 978-1-912642-26-7 52pp
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
Bowgen, K.M., Wright, L.J., Calbrade, N.A., Coker, D., Dodd, S.G., Hainsworth, I., Howells, R.J., Hughes, D.S., Jenks, P., Murphy, M.D., Sanderson, W.G., Taylor, R.C. & Burton, N.H.K 2022. Resilient protected area network enables species adaptation that mitigates the impact of a crash in food supply. Marine Ecology Progress Series 681 : 211-225 View at journal website (DOI: 10.3354/meps13922) 15pp
Brides, K., Wood, K.A., Hall, C., Burke, B., McElwaine, E., Einarsson, Ó., Calbrade, N., Hill, O. & Rees, E.C. 2021. The Icelandic Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus population: current status and long-term (1986–2020) trends in its numbers and distribution. Wildfowl Journal 71 : 29-57 Link to publication 29pp
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
Marchowski, D., Ławicki, Ł., Fox, A.D., Nielsen, R.D., Petersen, I.K., Hornman, M., Nilsson, L., Haas, F., Wahl, J., Kieckbusch, J., Nehls, H.W., Calbrade, N., Richard Hearn, R., Meissner, W., Fitzgerald, N., Luigujoe, L., Zenatello, M., Gaudard, C. & Koschinski, S. 2020. Effectiveness of the European Natura 2000 network to sustain a specialist wintering waterbird population in the face of climate change. Scientific Reports 10 View at journal website (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-77153-4) 12pp

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