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Red Sixty Seven

2020 | Curated by Kit Jewitt

Red Sixty Seven is a collaboration between 67 authors and 67 artists with a single goal: to raise funds to support conservation work aiming to reverse the declines of our most at-risk birds.

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Meadow Pipit by Edmund Fellowes

Can microclimate offer refuge to an upland bird species under climate change?

2020 | Massimino, D., Beale, C. M., Suggitt, A. J., Crick, H. Q. P., Macgregor, N. A., Carroll, M. J., Maclean, I. M. D. & Pearce-Higgins, J. W. Landscape Ecology

Climate change is now widely recognised as having a large impact on biodiversity, affecting species distributions at a large spatial scale.

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Roads as a contributor to landscape-scale variation in bird communities

2020 | Cooke, S.C., Balmford, A., Donald, P.F., Newson, S.E. & Johnston, A. Nature Communications

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Evaluating the potential for bird‐habitat models to support biodiversity‐friendly urban planning

2020 | Plummer, K.E., Gillings, S. & Siriwardena, G.M. Journal of Applied Ecology

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Breeding bird communities within a parkland-woodland continuum: the distinctiveness of wood-pasture

2020 | Fuller, R.J. & Green, T. Arboricultural Journal

Research Reports

Audit of local studies of breeding Curlew and other waders in Britain and Ireland

2020 | Wilson, M., Calladine, J. & Wernham, C.

The Eurasian Curlew is widely considered to be one of the highest bird conservation priorities in the UK and Ireland. A number of other breeding waders have also showed marked declines during a similar time frame, and a multitude of field initiatives across Britain and Ireland have been established, or tailored, to support conservation of these wader species. This audit aimed to collate information from as many of these breeding wader projects as possible, to allow BTO to assess how best it might assist local to national initiatives through partnership working in future.

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Livestock grazing impacts components of the breeding productivity of a common upland insectivorous passerine: Results from a long‐term experiment

2020 | Malm, L.E., Pearce‐Higgins, J.W., Littlewood, N.A., Karley, A.J., Karaszewska, E., Jaques, R., Pakeman, R.J., Redpath, S.M. & Evans, D.M. Journal of Applied Ecology

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What motivates the masses: Understanding why people contribute to conservation citizen science projects

2020 | Maund, P.R., Irvine, K.N., Lawson, B., Steadman, J., Risely, K., Cunningham, A.A. & Davies, Z.G. Biological Conservation

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A schematic sampling protocol for contaminant monitoring in raptors

2020 | Espín, S., Andevski, J., Duke, G., Eulaers, I., Gómez-Ramírez, P., Hallgrimsson, G.T., Helander, B., Herzke, D., Jaspers, V.L.B., Krone, O., Lourenço, R., María-Mojica, P., Martínez-López, E., Mateo, R., Movalli, P., Sánchez-Virosta, P., Shore, R.F., Sonne, C., van den Brink, N.W., van Hattum, B., Vrezec, A., Wernham, C. & García-Fernández, A.J. Ambio

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Aflatoxin and ochratoxin A residues in supplementary foods used for wild birds

2020 | Lawson, B., Robinson, R.A. Parmar, M., Killick, R., Cunningham, A.A. & MacDonald, S.J. Science of The Total Environment

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Effect of GPS tagging on behaviour and marine distribution of breeding Arctic Terns Sterna paradisaea

2020 | Seward, A., Taylor, R.C., Perrow, M.R., Berridge, R.J., Bowgen, K.M., Dodd, S., Johnstone, I. & Bolton, M. Ibis

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Survival varies seasonally in a migratory bird: linkages between breeding and non‐breeding periods

2020 | Robinson, R.A., Meier, C.M., Witvliet, W., Kéry, M. & Schaub, M. Journal of Animal Ecology

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Evidence for senescence in survival but not in reproduction in a short-lived passerine

2020 | Fay, F., Schaub, M., Border, J.A., Henderson, I.G., Fahl, G., Feulner, J., Horch, P., Müller, M., Rebstock, H., Shitikov, D., Tome, D., Vögeli, M. & Grüebler, M.U. Ecology and Evolution

The Breeding Bird Survey Report
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The Breeding Bird Survey 2019

2020 | Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Balmer, D.E., Eaton, M.A., Noble, D.G., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Woodcock, P. & Gillings, S.

BBS / WBBS trends for breeding birds in the UK for 1994-2019

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Positive impacts of important bird and biodiversity areas on wintering waterbirds under changing temperatures throughout Europe and North Africa

2020 | Pavón-Jordán, D., Abdou, W., Azafzaf. H., Balaž, M., Bino, T., Borg, J.J., Božič, L., Butchart, S.H.M., Clausen, P.., Sniauksta, L., DakkiM., Devos, K., Domsa, C., Encarnaçao, V., Etayeb, K., Faragó, S., Fox, A.D., Frost, T., Gaudard, C., Georgiev, V., Goratz, I., Hornman, M., Keller, V., Kostiushyn, V., Langendoen, T., Ławicki, Ł., Ieronymidou, C., Lewis, L.J., Lorentsen, S.-H., Luigujoe, L., Meissner, W., Mikuska, T., Molina, B., Musil, P., Musilova, Z., Nagy, S., Natykanets, V., Nilsson, L., Paquet, J.-Y., Portolou, D., Ridzon, J., Santangeli, A., Sayoud, S., Šćiban, M., Stipniece, A., Teufelbauer, N., Topić, G., Uzunova, D., Vizi, A., Wahl, J., E.Yavuz, K.E., Zenatello, M. & Lehikoinen, A. Biological Conservation

Research Reports
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Pilot Tracking Study of the Migratory Movements of Shelduck to Inform Understanding of Potential Interactions with Offshore Wind Farms in the North Sea

2020 | Green, R.M.W., Burton, N.H.K. & Cook, A.S.C.P.

Following a review of current knowledge of the migratory movements of British and Irish Shelduck Tadorna tadorna in relation to the potential risks to the species associated with offshore wind farms (Green et al., 2019), a pilot tracking study was commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)’s Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment programme.

Peer-reviewed papers

Variation in abundances of common bird species associated with roads

2020 | Cooke, S.C., Balmford, A., Johnston, A., Newson, S.E. & Donald, P.F. Journal of Applied Ecology

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Survival of Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata differs by season but not breeding origin

2020 | Robinson, R.A., Sanders, J.D. & Rees, E.C. Wader Study

Northern Ireland Seabird Report
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Northern Ireland Seabird Report 2019

2020 | Booth Jones, K.

Key findings of the Northern Ireland Seabird Report 2019 include promising news about Kittiwarke numbers.

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Fieldfare, Philip Croft

Opening a can of worms: Can the availability of soil invertebrates be indicated by birds?

2020 | Martay, B. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. Ecological Indicators

We have very little information on how earthworm numbers and soil health have changed over recent decades.


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