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Curlew. Liz Cutting

Assessing drivers of winter abundance change in  Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata in England and Wales

2022 | Woodward, I.D., Austin, G.E., Boersch-Supan, P.H., Thaxter, C.B. & Burton, N.H.K Bird Study

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Red Kite by Philip Croft / BTO

The Breeding Bird Survey 2021

Results from the latest Breeding Bird Survey report provides a stark warning for five of the UK's internationally important breeding wader species

2022 | Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Balmer, D.E., Kelly, L., Noble, D.G., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Woodcock, P., Wotton, S. & Gillings, S.

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Cormorant by John Harding

Definition of Favourable Conservation Status for Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo

2022 | Newson, S. & Austin, G, Natural England Report

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White Stork by John Proudlock, BTO

Timing is critical: consequences of asynchronous migration for the performance and destination of a long-distance migrant.

Timing is critical for a long-distance migrant

2022 | Acácio, M., Catry, I., Soriano‑Redondo, A., Silva, J.P., Atkinson, P.W. & Franco, A.M.A. Movement Ecology

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Blackbird by Sarah Kelman

Identifying the signal of disease emergence: combining host and vector data shows potential impact of an Usutu virus outbreak on UK wild birds

Charting the impact of a Usutu virus outbreak in UK Blackbirds

2022 | Lawson, B., Robinson, R.A., Briscoe, A., Cunningham, A.A., Fooks, A.R., Heaver, J.P., Hernández-Triana, L.M., John, S.K., Johnson, N., Johnston, C., Lean, F.Z.X., Macgregor, S.K., Masters, N., McCracken, F., McElhinney, L.M., Medlock, J.M., Pearce-Kelly, P., Seilern-Moy, K., Spiro, S., Vaux, A.G.C. & Folly, A.J. Scientific Reports

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Clouded Yellow butterfly, by Mike Toms / BTO

Bioclimatic context of species' populations determines community stability.

2022 | Evans, L. C., Melero, Y., Schmucki, R., Boersch-Supan, P. H., Brotons, L., Fontaine, C., Jiguet, F., Kuussaari, M., Massimino, D., Robinson, R. A., Roy, D. B., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Stefanescu, C., van Turnhout, C. A., & Oliver, T. H. Global Ecology and Biogeography

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Tagged gull in flight by Katherine Booth Jones

Belfast’s urban gulls: an assessment of breeding populations, breeding season movements and winter population

2022 | Booth Jones, K., Thaxter, C., Clewley, G., Wolsey, S., Calbrade, N., Atkinson, P., Calladine, J. & Burton, N.

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BBS volunteer, by David Tipling / BTO

Estimating the carbon footprint of citizen science biodiversity monitoring

The carbon footprint of biodiversity monitoring

2022 | Gillings, S. & Harris, S.J. People & Nature

Whilst it is essential that we have accurate information about how wildlife is faring in this changing world, we also need to be mindful of the carbon footprint generated by monitoring activities.

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Knot, by Liz Cutting BTO

A review of the BTO/RSPB/JNCC Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) Low Tide Counts scheme with recommendations for its future operation.

2022 | Clewley, G.D., Calbrade, N.A., Austin, G.E., Frost, T.M. & Burton, N.H.K.

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Woodland, by Mike Toms / BTO

Impact of woodland agri-environment management on woodland structure and target bird species

2022 | Bellamy, P.E., Charman, E.C., Riddle, N., Kirby, W.B., Broome, A.C., Siriwardena, G.M., Grice, P.V., Peach, W.J. & Gregory, R.D. Journal of Environmental Management

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Bird survey volunteers, David Tipling

An introduction to model-based data integration for biodiversity assessments

Utilising more data for better biodiversity assessments

2022 | Mancini, F., Boersch-Supan, P.H., Robinson, R.A., Harris, M. & Pocock, M.J.O.

From volunteer surveys to environmental DNA, how can we integrate the many different types of data to better understand birds? 

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Curlew. Liz Cutting

Assessing drivers of winter abundance change in  Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata in England and Wales

2022 | Woodward, I.D., Austin, G.E., Boersch-Supan, P.H., Thaxter, C.B. & Burton, N.H.K Bird Study

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Ring-necked Parakeet, Sarah Kelman

The potential for analyses of monitoring scheme data to inform about the impacts of invasive on native species

2022 | Pringle, H. & Siriwardena, G. Biological Invasions

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Wind turbines, Melanie Kocheva/stock.adobe.com

Hotspots in the grid: avian sensitivity and vulnerability to collision risk from energy infrastructure interactions in Europe and north Africa

2022 | Gauld, J.G., Silva, J.P., Atkinson, P.W., Record, P., Acácio, M., Arkumarev, V., Blas, J., Bouten, W., Burton, N., Catry, I., Champagnon, J., Clewley, G.D., Dagys, M., Duriez, O., Exo, M., Fiedler, W., Flack, A., Friedemann, G., Fritz, J., Garcia-Ripolles, C., Garthe, S., Giunchi, D., Grozdanov, A., Harel, R., Humphreys, E.M., Janssen, R., Kölzsch, A., Kulikova, O., Lameris, T.K., López-López, P., Masden, E.A., Monti, F., Nathan, R., Nikolov, S., Oppel, S., Peshev, H., Phipps, L., Pokrovsky, I., Ross-Smith, V.H., Saravia, V., Scragg, E.S., Sforzi, A., Stoynov, E., Thaxter, C., Van Steelant, W., van Toor, M., Vorneweg, B., Waldenström, J., Wikelski, M., Žydelis, R. & Franco, A.M.A. Journal of Applied Ecology

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Lesser Whitethroat by Jeff Lack

Demographic variation in space and time: implications for conservation targeting

Ringing data for conservation

2022 | Morrison, C.A., Butler, S.J., Clark, J.A., Arizaga, J., Baltà, O., Cepák, J., Nebot, A.L., Piha, M., Thorup, K., Wenninger, T. & Robinson, R.A. Royal Society Open Science

Amidst widespread declines, how can we ensure conservation is targeted and effective? Analysis of ringing data to detect patterns of survival and productivity may be key to answering this question.

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Wetland. Mike Toms / BTO

Conservation interventions can benefit species impacted by climate change

2022 | Bowgen, K.M., Kettel, E.F.., Butchart, S.H.M., Carr, J.A., Foden, W.B., Magin, G., Morecroft, M.D., Smith, R.K., Stein, B.A., Sutherland, W.G., Thaxter, C.B. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. Biological Conservation

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Brown Long-eared Bat, Jez Blackburn

Can citizen science provide a solution for bat-friendly planning?

Can citizen science support bat-friendly planning?

2022 | Border, J.A., Gillings, S., Reynolds, T., Neeve, G. & Newson, S.E. Landscape & Urban Planning

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Lesser Black-backed Gull - Edmund Fellowes

Investigating avoidance and attraction responses in Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus to offshore wind farms

Tracking Lesser Black-backed Gull behaviour around windfarms

2022 | Johnston, D.T., Thaxter, C.B., Boersch-Supan, P.H., Humphreys, L., Bouten, W., Clewley, G.D., Scragg, E.S., Masden, E.A., Barber, L.J., Conway, G., Clark, N.A., Burton, N.H.K & Cook, A.S.C.P. Marine Ecology Progress Series

GPS technology data reveals a detailed picture which may be used to inform future collision risk assessments when new offshore developments are proposed. 

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Nightjars, Allan Drewitt

Rush or relax: migration tactics of a nocturnal insectivore in response to ecological barriers

2022 | Lathouwers, M., Artois, T., Dendoncker, N., Beenaerts, N., Conway, G., Henderson, I., Kowalczyk, C., Davaasuren, B., Bayargur, S., Shewring. M., Cross, T., Ulenaers, E., Liechti, F. & Evens, R. Scientific Reports

New research involving BTO has confirmed the theory the migratory birds use different strategies at different points on their migratory journeys, speeding up when passing through inhospitable regions

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Herring Gull, Sarah Kelman

Habitat selection and specialisation of Herring Gulls during the non-breeding season

2022 | O'Hanlon, N.J., Thaxter, C.B., Burton, N.H.K., Grant, D., Clark, N.A., Clewley, G.D., Conway, G.J., Barber, L.J., McGill, R.A.R. & Nager, R.G. Frontiers in Marine Science

New collaborative BTO research has used GPS to provide insights into the movements and habitat needs of Herring Gulls outside the breeding season.

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Guillemots, Mike Toms

Linking climate change vulnerability research and evidence on conservation action effectiveness to safeguard European seabird populations

In the face of climate change, BTO joins other organisations to consider how to improve the frameworks used for conservation

2022 | Hakkinen, H., Petrovan, S.O., Sutherland, W.J., Dias, M.P., Ameca, E.I., Oppel, S., Ramírez, I., Lawson, B., Lehikoinen, A., Bowgen, K.M., Taylor, N.G. & Pettorelli, N. Journal of Applied Ecology

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