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
Upland bird recording and monitoring (1-day, Dalmellington, Ayr)
Brush up on your upland bird identification by songs and calls. Learn more about opportunities for participation, and practice techniques for BirdTrack and the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Find out about the BBS ‘Upland...
Citizen Science in Shetland
BTO volunteer Hugh Tooby shares his journey through Shetland as part of the Upland Rovers scheme.