Climate change is now widely recognised as having a large impact on biodiversity, affecting species distributions at a large spatial scale.
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.
Livestock grazing impacts components of the breeding productivity of a common upland insectivorous passerine: Results from a long‐term experiment
What motivates the masses: Understanding why people contribute to conservation citizen science projects
Effect of GPS tagging on behaviour and marine distribution of breeding Arctic Terns Sterna paradisaea
BBS / WBBS trends for breeding birds in the UK for 1994-2019
Fine-scale mapping of relative abundance and trends, and extraction of small-area population trends for breeding birds
Positive impacts of important bird and biodiversity areas on wintering waterbirds under changing temperatures throughout Europe and North Africa
Pilot Tracking Study of the Migratory Movements of Shelduck to Inform Understanding of Potential Interactions with Offshore Wind Farms in the North Sea
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.
Key findings of the Northern Ireland Seabird Report 2019 include promising news about Kittiwarke numbers.
We have very little information on how earthworm numbers and soil health have changed over recent decades.
Youth Advisory Panel
Meet our panel of volunteers who help steer BTO to better serve our younger supporters.
What we can learn from 25 years of watching gardens
Exploring the value of a complete quarter-century of weekly garden bird observations from BTO's Garden BirdWatch covering the length and breadth of the country.