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Into the Red

A collection of words and art inspired by Britain's most vulnerable birds.

2022 | Jewitt, K. & Toms, M.

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Curlew. Liz Cutting

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.

2022 | Mander, L., Nicholson, I., Green, R., Dodd, S., Forster, R. & Burton, N. Bird Study

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)

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Blue Tit, Sarah Kelman/BTO

Evidence that rural wintering populations supplement suburban breeding populations

2022 | Hanmer, H.J., Dadam, D. & Siriwardena, G.M. Bird Study

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Common Toad. Moss Taylor

Diversity, fragmentation and connectivity in the UK amphibian and reptile data landscape

2022 | Turner, R.K., Griffiths, R.A., Wilkinson, J.W., Julian, A., Toms, M.P. & Isaac, N.J.B. Biodiversity & Conservation

This paper sets out to fill this knowledge gap for UK reptiles and amphibians, identifying existing sources of biodiversity data for these taxa and then characterising the nature of the data manage

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Wood Warbler. Graham Clarke / BTO

Loop-migration and non-breeding locations of British breeding Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix

British-breeding Wood Warblers follow a clockwise loop in their annual migratory cycle

2022 | Burgess, M., Castello, J., Davis, T. & Hewson, C. Bird Study

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Great Skua, Edmund Fellowes

The incursion of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) into North Atlantic seabird populations: an interim report from the 15th International Seabird Group conference

2022 | Cunningham, E.J.A., Amandine Gamble, A., Hart, T., Humphreys, E.M., Philip, E., Tyler, G. & Wood, M.J. Seabird

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Swift by Dennis Atherton

Demography of Common Swifts Apus apus breeding in the UK associated with local weather but not aphid abundance

Ringing and Nest Record Scheme data suggest weather is a better predictor of Swift breeding success than the availability of insect prey

2022 | Finch, T., Bell, J.R., Robinson, R.A. & Peach, W.J. Ibis

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Golden Plover by Liz Cutting / BTO

Trade-offs between the natural environment and recreational infrastructure: a case study about peatlands under different management scenarios

Birdwatchers and anglers value peatlands differently to walkers and cyclists.

2022 | Martino, S., Kenter, J.O., Albers, N., Whittingham, M.J., Young, D.M., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Martin-Ortega, J., Glenk, K. & Reed, M.S. Land Use Policy

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Into the Red

A collection of words and art inspired by Britain's most vulnerable birds.

2022 | Jewitt, K. & Toms, M.

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Upland afforestation Scotland by John Calladine

Modelling important areas for breeding waders as a tool to target conservation and minimise conflicts with land use change

Informing decisions for the benefit of breeding waders

2022 | Calladine, J., Border, J., O’Connell, P. & Wilson, M. Journal for Nature Conservation

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Sparrowhawk. Tom Streeter / BTO

Long-term trends of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) show widespread contamination of a bird-eating predator, the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) in Britain

2022 | Broughton, R.K., Searle, K.R., Walker, L.A., Potter, E.D., Glória Pereira, M., Carter, H., Sleep, D., Noble, D.G., Butler, A. & Johnson, A.C. Environmental Pollution

Scientists from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, BTO and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland examined the carcasses of 259 Sparrowhawks which died between 1995 and 2015.

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Osprey. Sarah Kelman / BTO

Connectivity between countries established by landbirds and raptors migrating along the African-Eurasian flyway

2022 | Guilherme, J.L., Jones, V.R., Catry, I., Beal, M., Dias, M.P., Oppel, S., Vickery, J.A., Hewson, C.M., Butchart, S.H.M. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. Conservation Biology

Each year, more than two billion birds migrate along the African-Eurasian flyway.

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Chaffinch by Sarah Kelman / BTO

Habitat-use influences severe disease-mediated population declines in two of the most common garden bird species in Great Britain

Is there a garden feeding link to finch decline?

2022 | Hanmer, H.J., Cunningham, A.A., John, S.K., Magregor, S.K., Robinson, R.A., Seilern-Moy, K., Siriwardena, G.M. & Lawson, B. Scientific Reports

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Loth Ferry Port, Sanday, Orkney.

Behavioural responses of non-breeding waterbirds to marine traffic in the near-shore environment

2022 | Jarrett, D., Calladine, J., Cook, A.S.C.P., Upton, A., Williams, J.,Williams, S., Wilson, J.M., Wilson, M.W., Woodward, I. & Humphreys, E.M. Bird Study

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European Badger. Sarah Kelman

Breeding bird population trends during 2013–2019 inside and outside of European Badger control areas in England

Little evidence to indicate consistent, community-level effects of Badger removal on the populations of ground-nesting birds

2022 | Ward, C.V., Heydon, M., Lakin, I., Sullivan, A.J. & Siriwardena, G.M. Journal of Zoology

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Willow Warbler. Chris Knights / BTO

Differential changes in life cycle-event phenology provide a window into regional population declines

Research reveals why Willow Warblers breeding in different parts of Britain are affected by climate change in different ways.

2022 | Hanmer, H.J., Boersch-Supan, P.H. & Robinson, R.A. Biology Letters

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Wildflower Patch. John Redhead / BTO

The effects of a decade of agri-environment intervention in a lowland farm landscape on population trends of birds and butterflies

Can agri-environment schemes achieve positive outcomes for nature?

2022 | Redhead, J.W., Hinsley, S.A., Botham, M.S., Broughton, R.K., Freeman, S.N., Bellamy, P.E., Siriwardena, G., Randle, Z., Nowakowski, M., Heard, M.S. & Pywell, R.F. Journal of Applied Ecology

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Gannets, by Edmund Fellowes/BTO

Mismatches in scale between highly mobile marine megafauna and marine protected areas

Are marine protected areas working?

2022 | Connors, M.G., Sinnon, N.B., Agamboue, P.D., Atkinson, P.W., Bayliss, A., Benson, S.R., Block, B.A., Bograd, S.J., Bordino, B., Bowen, D., Brickle, P., Bruno, I., Carman, V.G., Champagne, C.D., Crocker, D., Costa, D.P., Dawson, T.M., Deguchi, T., Dewar, H., Doherty, P.D., Eguchi, T., Formia, A., Godley, B.J., Graham, R.T., Gredzens, C., Hart, K.M., Hawkes, L.A., Henderson, S. Henry, W., Hückstädt, L.A., Irvine, L., Kienle, S., Kuhn, C.E., Lidgard, D., Loredo, S.A., Mate, B., Metcalfe, K., Nzegoue, J., Oliwina, C.K.K., Orben, R.A., Ozaki, K., Parnell, R., Pike, E.P., Robinson, P.,. Rosenbaum, H., Sato, S., Shaffer, S.A., Shaver, D.J., Simmons, S.E., Sisson, N.B., Smith, B.J., Sounguet, G.P., Suryan, R., Thompson, D.R., Tierney, M., Tilley, D., Young, H.S., Warwick-Evans, V., Weise, M.J., Wells, R.S., Wilkinson, B.P., Witt, M.J. & Maxwell, S.M. Frontiers in Marine Science

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