Research Reports

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BTO Research Reports are scientific papers that have been self-published by the BTO. The following is a full list of those BTO research reports which have been published. Most are free to download, and links to Abstracts are included where possible.

Numbers missing from the list are those allocated but which were never produced or which have not been published. BTO recognises that, particularly in respect of commercially sensitive cases, a period of confidentiality is appropriate for some projects.  However, in the interests of scientific development and dissemination of information, we encourage clients to permit publication as soon as it is reasonable to do so.

If you wish to purchase a copy of a report please contact researchreports [at] bto.org.

More information about our Annual Service reports to JNCC 1992-2005.

403. Raven, M.J., Noble, D.G. & Baillie, S.R. Publication Date: 2005. The Breeding Bird Survey 2004. Report No 10. ISBN: 1-904870-42-2 19pp Download Report
402. Vickery, J.A., Atkinson, P.W., Marshall, J.H., West, T., Norris, K., Robinson, L.J., Gillings, S., Wilson, A. & Kirby, W. Publication Date: 2005. The effects of different crop stubbles and straw disposal methods on wintering birds and arable plants. ISBN: 1-904870-48-1 84pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
401. Chamberlain, D., Freeman, S., Rehfisch, M., Fox, T. & Desholm, M. Publication Date: 2005. Appraisal of Scottish Natural Heritage's Windfarm collision risk model and its applications. ISBN: 1-904870-53-8 52pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
400. Banks, A.N., Austin, G.E., Burton, N.H.K. & Mellan, H.J. Publication Date: 2005. Investigating possible movements of waterbirds between the Medway Estuary & Marshes SPA and neighbouring areas of the Thames and Swale Estuaries. ISBN: 1-904870-43-0 162pp £15.00 Download Report (PDF), Download Report (PDF)
399. Burton, N.H.K., Baylis, S. & Holloway, S.J. Publication Date: 2005. The effects on waterbirds of dredging at the Cardiff Bay Barrage. Report for 2004/05. ISBN: 978-1-906204-01-3 28pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
398. Conway, G. & Henderson, I. Publication Date: 2005. The status and distribution of the European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus in Britain in 2004. ISBN: 978-1-906204-43-3 28pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
394. Calladine, J., Crick, H. & Wernham, C. Publication Date: 2005. Development of methods for surveying and estimating population size of Short-eared Owls. ISBN: 978-1-906204-41-9 29pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
393. Atkinson, P.W., Clark, N.A., Dodd, S.G. & Moss, D. Publication Date: 2005. Changes in survival and recruitment of Oystercatchers Haemotopus ostralegus at Traeth Lafan North Wales in relation to shellfish exploitation. ISBN: 1-904870-36-8 40pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
388. Banks, A.N. & Rehfisch, M.M. Publication Date: 2005. Overwintering waterbirds and waterskiing at Dosthill Lake. ISBN: 1-904870-39-2 47pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
386. Glue, D. & Carter, N. Publication Date: 2005. Lark Rise Farm, Barton, Cambs (Plot 1571). The Countryside Restoration Trust Report on Breeding Birds 2003. ISBN: 1-904870-16-3 18pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
384. Chamberlain, D., Gough, S., Vaughan, H., Appleton, G., Freeman, S., Toms, M., Vickery, J. & Noble, D. Publication Date: 2004. The London Bird Project. ISBN: 1-904870-18-X 190pp £15.00 Download Report (PDF)
382. Carter, N. & Glue, D. Publication Date: 2004. Westfield Farm, Cambs (Plot 1572). Report on Breeding Birds 2003. ISBN: 1-904870-14-7 15pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
380. Burton, N.H.K., Banks, A.N., Calladine, J.R., Austin, G.E., Armitage, M.J. & Holloway, S.J. Publication Date: 2005. Indexing winter gull populations in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: an analysis of data from the 1953 to 2004 Winter Gull Roost Surveys. ISBN: 978-1-906204-37-2 41pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
379. Banks, A.N., Noble, D.G. & Rehfisch, M.M. Publication Date: 2005. Thames Water overwintering and breeding bird indicators: feasibility study. ISBN: 978-1-906204-12-9 30pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
377. Noble, D.G., Newson, S.E. & Joys, A.C. Publication Date: 2004. Investigation of methods for producing joint CBC-BBS trends. ISBN: 1-904870-27-9 70pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
376. Newson, S.E., Crowe, O. & Noble, D.G. Publication Date: 2004. Scoping study on integrating Countryside Bird Survey and breeding Bird Survey data to generate All-Ireland trends. ISBN: 1-904870-47-3 34pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
375. Chamberlain, D., Calladine, J. & Harding, N. Publication Date: 2004. Ornithological survey of a proposed windfarm site at Hill of Nigg. ISBN: 978-1-906204-13-6 37pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
373. Calladine, J., Wernham, C. & Robertson, D. Publication Date: 2004. The ranging behaviour of some granivorous passerines in winter on farmland: Report for the second season Winter 2003/04. ISBN: 1-904870-13-9 47pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
371. Burton, N.H.K., Goddard, A.P. & Grant, A. Publication Date: 2004. Impacts of changes in sewage disposal on populations of waterbirds wintering on the Northumbrian coast. Report for 2003/04. ISBN: 978-1-906204-67-9 62pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
369. Leech, D.I., Crick, H.Q.P. & Rehfisch, M.M. Publication Date: 2004. The effect of climate change on bird species in the UK. ISBN: 1-904870-85-6 48pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
368. Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G. & Eaton, M.A. Publication Date: 2004. Preliminary BBS-based habitat specific indicators for wild bird populations 1994-2002. ISBN: 1-904870-83-X 42pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
367. Newson, S. & Noble, D. Publication Date: 2005. Analyses of Breeding Bird Survey mammal data 1995-2002. ISBN: 1-901870-12-0 48pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
366. Banks, A., Bolt, D., Bullock, I., Haycock, B., Musgrove, A., Newson, S., Fairney, N., Sanderson, B., Schofield, R., Smith, L., Raylor, R. & Whitehead, S. Publication Date: 2004. Marine monitoring project: ground and aerial monitoring protocols for inshore Special Protection Areas: extension. Common Scoter surveys in Carmarthen Bay during the winters of 2002-03 and 2003-04. Download Report (PDF)
365. Wilson, A., Pendlebury, C. & Vickery, J. Publication Date: 2005. Changes in lowland wet grassland breeding wader numbers: the influence of site designation. ISBN: 1-904870-17-1 54pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
363. Raven, M.J., Noble, D.G. & Baillie, S.R. Publication Date: 2004. The Breeding Bird Survey 2003. ISBN: 1-904870-11-2 17pp Download Report
362. Moss, D., Joys, A.C., Clark, J.A., Kirby, A., Smith, A., Baines, D. & Crick, H.Q.P. Publication Date: 2005. Timing of breeding of moorland birds. ISBN: 1-904870-31-7 116pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
361. Banks, A.N., Austin, G.E. & Rehfisch, M.M. Publication Date: 2004. Southwest London waterbodies SPA wildfowl population analysis. ISBN: 1-904870-09-0 74pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
360. Holloway, S.J., Grantham, M.J., Collier, M.P. & Burton, N.H.K. Publication Date: 2004. The effects on waterbirds of dredging at the Cardiff Bay Barrage. Report for 2003/04. ISBN: 1-904870-32-5 28pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
359. Banks, A.N. & Austin, G.E. Publication Date: 2004. Statistical comparisons of waterbird site trends with regional and national trends for incorporation within the WeBS Alerts system. ISBN: 1-904870-15-5 31pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
358. Henderson, I., Clark, N., Bodey, T., Holloway, S.J. & Armitage, M. Publication Date: 2004. The use of pea crops by farmland birds: evidence for an extended breeding and enhanced feeding opportunities in crop mosaics. ISBN: 1-904870-34-1 30pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
357. Marchant, J.H. & Coombes, R.H. Publication Date: 2004. WBBS Progress report 2002-03. 48pp Download Report (PDF)
356. Newson, S. Publication Date: 2004. Comparison of London wild bird population trends with those in the surrounding area: update 1994-2002. ISBN: 1-904870-84-8 21pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
355. Jackson, S.F. Publication Date: 2004. Monitoring methods for non-breeding Snipe. ISBN: 1-904870-71-6 18pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
354. Stilman, R.A., Clark, N.A., Atkinson, P.W., West, A.D., McGrorty, S., Le V dit Durell, S.E.A. & Yates, M.G. Publication Date: 2004. Assessing the impacts of shell-fishing and mussel farming on Oystercatcher populations in the Wash, England. Phase 1: Identification of model parameters to be refined. ISBN: 1-904870-38-4 23pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
352. Joys, A.C. & Crick, H.Q.P. Publication Date: 2004. Breeding periods for selected bird species in England. ISBN: 1-904870-07-4 46pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
351. Clark, N.A., Atkinson, P.W., Clark, J.A., Gillings, S. & Robinson, R. Publication Date: 2004. Report on the migration of Red Knots Calidris canutus rufa and Turnstone Arenaria interpres passing through Delaware Bay in 2003. ISBN: 978-1-908581-11-2 23pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
348. Wilson, A. & Crick, H. Publication Date: 2003. Peregrine Survey validation exercise 2003. ISBN: 1-904870-03-1 22pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
344. Clark, J.A., Clark, N.A., Robinson, R.A. & Atkinson, P.W. Publication Date: 2003. Using adult/juvenile ratios of waders in winter cannon net catches in Britain & Ireland to measure recruitment. ISBN: 1-904870-96-1 25pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
343. Burton, N.H.K., Rehfisch, M.M. & Clark, N.A. Publication Date: 2003. The effect of the Cardiff Bay Barrage on waterbird populations - final report. ISBN: 1-904870-05-8 114pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
342. Chamberlain, D.E., Vickery, J.A., Glue, D.E. & Conway, G. Publication Date: 2003. Gardens as a winter feeding refuge for declining farmland birds. ISBN: 1-902576-83-7 109pp £10.00 Download Report (PDF)
341. Leech, D.I., Marchant, J.H., Beaven, L.P. & Crick, H.Q.P Publication Date: 2003. The BTO Barn Owl Monitoring Programme: third year 2002. ISBN: 1-904870-06-6 54pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
340. Carter, N. & Glue, D. Publication Date: 2003. Westfield Farm, Cambs (Plot 1572). The Countryside Restoration Trust report on breeding birds 2002. ISBN: 1-902576-79-9 12pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
339. Boatman, N.D., Stoate, C., Henderson, I.G., Vickery, J.A., Thompson, P.G.L & Bence, S.L. Publication Date: 2003. Designing crop/plant mixtures to provide food for seed-eating farmland birds in winter. ISBN: 1-902576-77-2 43pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
338. Armitage, M.J.S, Austin, G.E., Ravenscroft, N.O.M. & Rehfisch, M.M. Publication Date: 2003. Towards determining the causes of declines in waterbird numbers on the Stour and Orwell estuaries SPA. ISBN: 1-904870-04-X 64pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
337. Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G. & Marchant, J.H. Publication Date: 2003. Analysis of population trends for waterways birds: a comparison of Waterways Bird Survey indices. ISBN: 1-904870-62-7 33pp £2.50 Download Report (PDF)
336. Musgrove, A., Newson, S., Fairney, N., Sanderson, B. & Whitehead, S. Publication Date: 2003. Marine Monitoring Project: ground and aerial monitoring protocols for in-shore Special Protection Areas: Common Scoter surveys in Carmarthen Bay during the winter of 2002-03. ISBN: 1-904870-61-9 61pp £5.00 Download Report (PDF)
335. Burton, N.H.K., Marchant, J.H., Musgrove, A.J., Armitage, M.J.S., Holloway, S.J. & Phillips, J. Publication Date: 2003. Low-tide distribution of waterbirds on the Severn estuary SPA: results of the 2002-03 WeBS Low Tide Counts and a historical analysis. ISBN: 1-902576-99-3 186pp £15.00 Download Report (PDF)
334. Raven, M.J., Noble, D.G. & Baillie, S.R. Publication Date: 2003. The Breeding Bird Survey 2002. Report number 7. ISBN: 1-902576-74-8 17pp Download Report

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