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Meadow Pipit. Graham Clarke

BirdTrends 2020: Trends in numbers, breeding success and survival for UK breeding birds

2021 | Woodward, I.D., Massimino, D., Hammond, M.J., Barber, L., Barimore, C., Harris, S.J., Leech, D.I., Noble, D.G., Walker, R.H., Baillie, S.R. & Robinson, R.A.

The BTO's BirdTrends report is a one-stop shop for information about the population status of the common breeding birds of the wider UK countryside.

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Curlew chick. Liz Cutting

Predator management for breeding waders: a review of current evidence and priority knowledge gaps

2021 | Laidlaw, R.A., Smart, J., Ewing, H., Franks, S.E., Belting, H., Donaldson, L., Hilton, G.M., Hiscock, N., Hoodless, A.N., Hughes, B., Jarrett, N.S., Kentie, R., Kleyheeg, E., Lee, R., Roodbergen, M., Scott, D.M., Short, M.J., Syroechkovskiy, E.E., Teunissen, W., Ward, H., White, G. & Gill, J.A, Wader Study

Research Reports
BTO Research Report 733 cover

Incidence of road mortality in ringed raptors and owls: a spatial analysis

2021 | Hanmer, H.J. & Robinson, R.A. BTO Research Report 733

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Bird surveyer. David Tipling

Long-term and large-scale multispecies dataset tracking population changes of common European breeding birds

2021 | Brlík, V., Šilarová, E., Škorpilová, J., Alonso, H., Anton, M., Aunins, A., Benkö, Z., Biver, G., Busch, M., Chodkiewicz, T., Chylarecki, P., Coombes, D., de Carli, E., del Moral, J.C., Derouaux, A., Escandell, V., Eskildsen, D.P., Fontaine, B., Foppen, R.P.B., Gamero, A., Gregory, R.D., Harris, S., Herrando, S., Hristov, I., Husby, M., Ieronymidou, C., Jiquet, F., Kålås, J.A., Kamp, J., Kmecl, P., Kurlavičius, P., Lehikoinen, A., Lewis, L., Lindström, Å., Manolopoulos, A., Martí, D., Massimino, D., Moshøj, C., Nellis, R., Noble, D., Paquet, A., Paquet, J.-Y., Portolou, D., Ramírez, I., Redel, C., Reif, J., Ridzoň, J., Schmid, H., Seaman, B., Silva, L., Soldaat, L., Spasov, S., Staneva, A., Szép, T., Florenzano, G.T., Teufelbauer, N., Trautmann, S., van der Meij, T., van Strien, A., van Turnhout, C., Vermeersch, G., Vermouzek, Z., Vikstrøm, T., Voříšek, P., Weiserbs, A. & Klvaňová, A. Scientific Data

Northern Ireland Seabird Report
Sandwich Tern. Philip Croft.

Northern Ireland Seabird Report 2020

2021 | Booth Jones, K.

Tern colonies around Northern Ireland had a catastrophic year. Despite this, many seabirds such as Guillemots had a good breeding season.

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Interventions can shift the thermal optimum for parasitic disease transmission

2021 | Nguyen, K.H., Boersch-Supan, P.H., Hartman, R.B., Mendiola, S.Y., Harwood, V.J., Civitello, D.J. & Rohr, J.R. Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America

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Shelduck in flight. Liz Cutting

Migratory movements of British and Irish Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna: a review of ringing data and a pilot tracking study to inform potential interactions with offshore wind farms in the North Sea

Shelduck migratory paths cross potential wind farm sites

2021 | Green, R.M.W., Burton, N.H.K. & Cook, A.S.C.P. Ringing & Migration

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Climate and land use changes: similarity in range and abundance changes of birds in Finland and Great Britain

2021 | Lehikoinen, A., Johnston A. & Massimino, D. Ornis Fennica

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Oystercatcher feeding along the shoreline

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

Wader population trends on the UK's open coast

2021 | Humphreys, E.M., Austin, G.E., Frost, T.M., Mellan, H.J., Boersch-Supan, P., Burton, N.H.K., Balmer, D.E. Bird Study

Newly published research from BTO underlines the importance of the UK’s rocky shores and sandy beaches for waterbird species.

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BTO survey volunteers, David Tipling

Covariation in population trends and demography reveals targets for conservation action

2021 | Morrison, C.A., Butler, S.J., Robinson, R.A., Clark, J.A., Arizaga, J., Aunins, A., Baltà, O., Cepák, J., Chodkiewicz, T., Escandell, V., Foppen, R.P.B., Gregory, R.D., Husby, M., Jiguet, F., Kålås, J.A., Lehikoinen, A., Lindström, Å., Moshøj, C.M., Nagy, K., Nebot, A.L., Piha, M., Reif, J., Sattler, T., Škorpilová, J., Szép, T., Norbert Teufelbauer, N., Thorup, K., van Turnhout, C., Wenninger, T. & Gill, J.A. Proceedings of the Royal Society B

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Meadow Pipit. Graham Clarke

BirdTrends 2020: Trends in numbers, breeding success and survival for UK breeding birds

2021 | Woodward, I.D., Massimino, D., Hammond, M.J., Barber, L., Barimore, C., Harris, S.J., Leech, D.I., Noble, D.G., Walker, R.H., Baillie, S.R. & Robinson, R.A.

The BTO's BirdTrends report is a one-stop shop for information about the population status of the common breeding birds of the wider UK countryside.

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Grey Wagtail. Tom Streeter.

Populations of high‐value predators reflect the traits of their prey

2021 | Gutiérrez‐Cánovas, C., Worthington, T.A., Jâms, I.B., Noble, D.G., Perkins, D.M., Vaughan, I.P., Woodward, G., Ormerod, S.J. & Durance, I. Ecography

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European Badger. Sarah Kelman

A comparison of breeding bird populations inside and outside of European Badger Meles meles control areas

New BTO research investigates the effect of Badger control on bird populations

2021 | Kettel, E.F., Lakin, I., Heydown, M.J., Siriwardena, G.M. Bird Study

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Effect of a joint policy statement by nine UK shooting and rural organisations on the use of lead shotgun ammunition for hunting common pheasants Phasianus colchicus in Britain

2021 | Green, R.E., Taggart, M.A., Pain, D.J., Clark, N.A., Clewley, L., Cromie, R., Elliot, B., Green, R.M.W., Huntley, B., Huntley, J., Leslie, R., Porter, R., Robinson, J.A., Smith, K.W., Smith, L., Spencer, J. & Stroud, D. Conservation Evidence

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New estimates of the size and trend of the world population of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper using three independent statistical models

2021 | Green, R.E., Syroechkovskiy, E.E., Anderson, G.Q.A., Chang, Q., Chowdhury, S.U., Clark, J.A., Mohammod Foysal, M., Gerasimov, Y., Hughes, B., Kelly, C., Lappo, E., Lee, R., Leung, K.K.S., Li, J., Loktionov, E.Y., Melville, D.S., Phillips, J., Tomkovich, P.S., Weston, E., Weston, J., Yakushev, N. & Clark, N.A. Wader Study

Research Reports
Northern Ireland Lowland Breeding Wader Survey (cover)

Northern Ireland Lowland Breeding Wader Survey

2021 | Booth Jones, K., O’Connell, P., Calladine, J., Noble, D., Wolsey, S., Carrington-Cotton A. & Wernham, C. BTO Research Report 731

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Pied Flycatcher. Edmund Fellowes

Latitudinal variation in arrival and breeding phenology of the pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca using large-scale citizen science data

Citizen science reveals patterns in Pied Flycatcher breeding

2021 | Nicolau, P.G., Burgess, M.D., Marques, T.A., Baillie, S.R., Moran, N.J., Leech, D.I. & Johnston, A. Journal of Avian Biology

New research uses data from BirdTrack and the Nest Record Scheme to investigate how adaptable breeding Pied Flycatchers are to a changing climate.

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Spatial patterns of weed dispersal by wintering gulls within and beyond an agricultural landscape

2021 | Martín‐Vélez, V., van Leeuwen, C.H.A., Sánchez, M.I., Hortas, F., Shamoun‐Baranes, J., Thaxter, C.B., Lens, L., Camphuysen, C.J. & Green, A.J. Journal of Ecology

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Peregrine. Philip Croft

Contrasting long‐term trends in age‐specific survival of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Britain using smoothed estimates of recovery probabilities

Living fast: using ringing data to look at survival of British Peregrines

2021 | Robinson, R.A. & Wilson, M. Ibis

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Rewilding and intervention: complementary philosophies for nature conservation in Britain

2021 | Fuller, R. & Gilroy, J. British Wildlife

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Long‐distance migrants vary migratory behaviour as much as short‐distance migrants: an individual‐level comparison from a seabird species with diverse migration strategies

2021 | Brown, J.M., van Loon, E.E., Bouten, W., Camphuysen, K.C.J., Lens, L., Müller, W., Thaxter, C.B. & Shamoun‐Baranes, J. Journal of Animal Ecology

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