Curlews and godwits - the vanishing tribe
New collaborative research led by the BTO investigates reasons for recent losses in curlews and godwits worldwide and identifies conservation measures which could be put in place to halt the declines.
Sounding them out: bush-cricket conservation via bat monitoring
New research led by the BTO shows how existing our pioneering bat monitoring work via the Norfolk Bat Survey could improve our understanding of bush-crickets - a species group that is difficult to monitor, being hard to see and almost impossible to hear.
Unravelling the mysteries of Nightjar migration
New research involving the BTO has revealed important information about the migration routes and wintering grounds of the Nightjar for the first time. Their main wintering area is now known to be located in the Savannah and scrub forests, to the south of the central African tropical Rainforests, mainly in the southern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, while key differences were also found between birds' spring and autumn migration routes.
Birds and butterflies struggle to adapt to climate change where natural habitat is lacking
New collaborative research involving the BTO has looked at the impact of climate change and habitat loss on a suite on British bird and butterfly species.
Assessing the impact of offshore wind farms on seabird populations
New research from the BTO has examined the different analytical tools used to assess the likely population-level impact of offshore wind farm developments on seabirds, finding that these vary widely and are influenced to a large extent by the assumptions made at the start of the analysis.