Work on House Sparrows
Our work on House Sparrows has, in addition to data collected through the BTO House Sparrow Survey, involved examination of data collected through both BTO Garden BirdWatch and the Garden Bird Feeding Survey. This work is ongoing, underlining that there is still more to learn about the reasons behind the decline in House Sparrow populations.
Morrison, K.A., Robinson, R.A., Leech, D.I., Dadam, D. & Toms, M.P. (2014) Using citizen science to investigate the role of productivity in House Sparrow Passer domesticus population trends. Abstract
Shaw, L.M., Chamberlain, D., Conway, G. & Toms, M. (2011) Spatial distribution and habitat preferences of the House Sparrow, Passer domesticus in urbanised landscapes. BTO Research Report 599 - Abstract -
Chamberlain, D.E., Toms, M.P., Cleary-McHarg, R. & Banks, A.N. (2007) House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) habitat use in urbanized landscapes. Journal of Ornithology 148: 453-462. Abstract
Scottish Birdwatchers' Conference
Every year the Scottish Ornithologist's Club arrange a one-day Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference, organised by a local branch of the SOC, in conjunction with BTO Scotland.
Bird ID (Residential, Berry Head, Devon)
Develop your bird identification skills on this weekend course for relative beginners and improvers. Expect a combination of indoor sessions covering the basics of bird identification and outdoor sessions to build your...