Updating information on the period of reproduction and prenuptial migration for UK and Irish species included on Annex II of the EU Birds Directive
It also contains articles on ringing and nest recording on the MOD estate, ageing Reed Buntings, monitoring Woodpigeon nests, ringing without mist nets and nest boxes for Shags.
Assessing species' vulnerability to climate change is a prerequisite for developing effective strategies to conserve them.
Garden BirdWatchers allow us to better understand disease in British finches
Weekly reports from BTO Garden BirdWatchers, as well as ad hoc sightings of disease from members of the public to Garden Wildlife Health, have aided our understanding of leg lesions (more commonly referred to as ‘scaly leg’ or ‘tassel foot’) in British finches.
Wading birds are benefiting from conservation action but we need more of it
Whether it is the swooping display and ‘pee-wit’ calls of a breeding Lapwing or the haunting cry of a Curlew over a tall hay meadow, breeding waders deliver some of the most iconic sights and sounds of the British countryside in spring. But, along with many of the other species breeding in agricultural habitats, all is not well with these charismatic birds, as BTO Research Ecologist Sam Franks reveals.
When is enough enough? Effective sampling protocols for estimating the survival rates of seabirds with mark-recapture techniques.
An efficient survey method for estimating populations of marsh tits Poecile palustris, a low-density woodland passerine
Bird Photographer of the Year Collection 3 includes the winning and short-listed images from the competition, now in its third year, showcasing some of the finest bird photography, with a foreword
<p>Habitat diversity and structure regulate British bird richness: Implications of non-linear relationships for conservation</p>
Implications of transformation to irregular silviculture for woodland birds: A stand wise comparison in an English broadleaf woodland
Woodland birds in Britain have undergone significant long term declines since the late 1960s, associated in particular with changes in woodland structure in general, and loss of early successional veg
Evaluating spatiotemporal trends in terrestrial mammal abundance using data collected during bird surveys
How birdwatchers can tell us about declining mammals
<p>The UK’s mammals present particular challenges for monitoring; they live in a wide variety of habitats, vary enormously in size and can be very difficult to see, but as this paper shows, Britain’s army of volunteer bird surveyors could come to the rescue.</p>
Monitoring landscape-scale environmental changes with citizen scientists: Twenty years of land use change in Great Britain
Can volunteers’ data be used to monitor land cover change?
A new study shows that Breeding Bird Survey data can help with habitat monitoring.
An assessment of the state of nature in the United Kingdom: A review of findings, methods and impact
Habitat correlates of Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola abundance in a declining resident population
Understanding the influence of habitat upon breeding Woodcock numbers in Britain
Woodcock are in long-term decline. Due to incomplete knowledge of their habitat requirements, there is uncertainty as to what causes these declines. A BTO/GWCT survey investigates Woodcock habitat associations.
Winter bird ID and WeBS (Residential, Flatford Mill, Suffolk)
Improve your winter bird ID skills and learn all about the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) on this weekend residential course for relative beginners and improvers. With a focus on waterfowl and waders, discover more about...
Unlocking the science to reveal the state of nature
David Noble takes a sober look at the latest State of Nature Report.