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State of the UK's Birds and other reports

Refereed Papers

Published papers which use BBS data 2015/16

Jørgensen, P.S., Böhning-Gaese, K., Thorup, K., Tøttrup, A.P., Chylarecki, P., Jiguet, F., Lehikoinen, A., Noble, D.G., Reif, J., Schmid, H., van Turnhout, C., Burfi eld, I.J., Foppen, R., Voríšek, P., van Strien, A., Gregory, R.D. & Rahbek, C. 2016. Continent-scale global change attribution in European birds – combining annual and decadal time scales. Global Change Biology 22: 530–543. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13097/full

Massimino, D., Johnston, A. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2015. The geographical range of British birds expands during 15 years of warming. Bird Study 62: 523–534. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00063657.2015.1089835

Morrison, C.A., Robinson, R.A. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. (in press). Winter wren populations show adaptation to local climate. Open Science 3: 160250. http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/royopensci/3/6/160250.full.pdf

Stephens, P.A., Mason, L.R., Green, R.E., Gregory, R.D., Sauer, J.R., Alison, J, Aunins, A., Brotons, L., Butchart, S.H.M., Campedelli, T., Chodkiewicz, T., Chylarecki, P., Crowe, O., Elts, J., Escandell, V., Foppen, R.P.B., Heldbjerg, H., Herrando, S., Husby, M., Jiguet, F., Lehikoinen, A., Lindström, Å., Noble, D.G., Paquet, J.-Y., Reif, J., Sattler, T., Szép, T., Teufelbauer, N., Trautmann, S., van Strien, A.J., van Turnhout, C.A.M., Voríšek, P. & Willis, S.G. 2016. Consistent response of bird populations to climate change on two continents. Science 352: 84–87. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6281/84

Sullivan, M.J.P., Newson, S.E. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2016. Changing densities of generalist species underlie apparent homogenization of UK bird communities. Ibis 158: 645–655. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ibi.12370/abstract

Yuan, Y., Buckland, S.T., Harrison, P.J., Foss, S. & Johnston, A. 2016. Using species proportions to quantify turnover in biodiversity. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, Environmental Statistics 21: 363–381. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13253-015-0243-0

Published papers which use BBS data 2014/15

Burgess, M.D., Bellamy, P.E., Gillings, S., Noble, D., Grice, P.V. & Conway, G.J. 2015. The impact of changing habitat availability on population trends of woodland birds associated with early successional plantation woodland. Bird Study 62: 39–55. 
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00063657.2014.998622

Crowe, O., Musgrove, A.J. & O'Halloran, J. 2014. Generating population estimates for common and widespread breeding birds in Ireland. Bird Study 61: 82–90. 
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00063657.2013.868401#abstract

Eglington, S.M., Brereton, T.M., Tayleur, C.M., Noble, D., Risely, K., Roy, D.B. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2015. Patterns and causes of covariation in bird and butterfly community structure. Landscape Ecology doi 10.1007/s10980-015-0199-z

Harrison, P.J., Yuan, Y., Buckland, S.T., Elston, D.A., Brewer, M.J., Johnston, A. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2015. Quantifying turnover in biodiversity of British breeding birds. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 469–478 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.12539/abstract

Henderson, I., Calladine, J., Massimino, D., Taylor, J.A. & Gillings, S. 2014. Evidence for contrasting causes of population change in two closely related, sympatric breeding species the Whinchat Saxicola rubetra and Stonechat Saxicola torquata in Britain. Bird Study 61: 553-565. 
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00063657.2014.962482

Massimino, D., Johnston, A., Noble, D.G. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2015. Multi-species spatially-explicit indicators reveal spatially structured trends in bird communities. Ecological Indicators. 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X15003246?

Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Egington, S.E., Martay, B. & Chamberlain, D.E. 2015. Drivers of climate change impacts on bird communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 84: 943–954
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2656.12364/suppinfo?

Sullivan M.J.P., Newson S.E., & Pearce-Higgins J.W. 2015. Evidence for the buffer effect operating in multiple species at a national scale. Biology Letters 
http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/11/1/20140930

Published papers which use BBS data 2013/14

Baker, D.J., Grice, P.V. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2013. How has Environmental Stewardship affected English farmland bird populations? Results and lessons from a national assessment. Aspects of Applied Biology 118: 47–54.


Calladine, J., Critchley, C.N.R., Baker, D., Towers, J. & Thiel, A. 2014. Conservation management of moorland: a case study of the effectiveness of a combined suite of management prescriptions which aim to enhance breeding bird populations. Bird Study 61 (part 1): 56–72. 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2013.876615


Crowe, O., Musgrove, A.J. & O'Halloran, J. 2014. Generating population estimates for common and widespread breeding birds in Ireland. Bird Study 61 (part 1): 82–90.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2013.868401


Foster, S., Harrison, P., Buckland, S., Elston, D., Brewer, M., Johnston, A., Pearce-Higgins, J & Marrs, S. 2013. Trends of breeding farmland birds in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage Trend Note Number 022.
http://www.snh.gov.uk/docs/A1075307.pdf


Harrison, P.J., Buckland, S.T., Yuan, Y., Elston, D.A., Brewer, M.J., Johnston, A. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. (2014) Assessing trends in biodiversity over space and time using the example of British breeding birds. Journal of Applied Ecology. 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.12316/abstract


Johnston, A., Newson, S.E., Risely, K., Musgrove, A.J., Massimino, D., Baillie, S.R. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. (in press) Species traits explain variation in detectability of UK birds. Bird Study. 

Morrison, C. A., Robinson, R.A., Leech, D.I., Dadam, D. & Toms. M.P. 2014. Using citizen science to investigate the role of productivity in House Sparrow Passer domesticus population trends. Bird Study 61 (part 1): 91–100.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2013.874975


Ockendon, N., Johnston, A. & Baillie, S.R. 2014. Rainfall on wintering grounds affects population change in many species of Afro-Palaearctic migrants. Journal of Ornithology early view 
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10336-014-1073-5


Robinson, R.A., Morrison, C.A. & Baillie, S.R. 2014. Integrating demographic data: towards a framework for monitoring wildlife populations at large spatial scales. Methods in Ecology and Evolution early view 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2041-210X.12204/abstract?


Siriwardena, G.M., Baillie, S.R., Fuller, R.J., & Robinson, R.A. 2014. How can functional space for farmland birds best be studied? A comment on Butler and Norris (2013). Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 192: 8–11.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880914001686?


Wright, L.J., Newson, S.E. & Noble, D.G. 2014. The value of a random sampling design for annual monitoring of national populations of larger British terrestrial mammals. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60: 213-221.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10344-013-0768-x?

Published papers which use BBS data 2012

Baker, D.J., Freeman, S.N., Grice, P.V. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2012. Landscape scale responses of birds to agri-environment management: a test of the English Environmental Stewardship scheme. Journal of Applied Ecology
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02161.x/abstract

Devictor, V., van Swaay, C., Brereton, T., Brotons, L., Chamberlain, D., Heliöilä, J., Herrando, S., Julliard, R., Kuussaari, M., Lindström, Å., Reif, J., Roy, D.B., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Stefanescu, C., Van Strien, A., VanTurnhout, C., Vermouzek, Z., WallisDeVries, M., Wynhoff, I. & Jiguet, F. 2012. Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale. Nature Climate Change 2: 121–124
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1347

Eglington, S.M. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2012. Disentangling the relative importance of changes in climate and land-use intensity in driving recent bird population trends. PLoS ONE 7(3): e30407.
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030407

Le Voil, I., Jiguet, F., Brotons, L., Herrando, S., Lindström, Å., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Reif, J., van Turnhout, C. & Devictor, V. 2012. More and more generalists: two decades of changes in the European avifauna. Biology Letters. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0496
http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2012/07/11/rsbl.2012.0496.abstract

Ockendon, N., Hewson, C.M., Johnston, A. & Atkinson, P.W. 2012. Declines in Afro-Palearctic migrant birds are linked to bioclimatic wintering zone, possibly via constraints in arrival time advancement. Bird Study 59: 111–125
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00063657.2011.645798

Oliver, T.H., Gillings, S., Girardello, M., Rapacciuolo, G., Brereton, T.M., Siriwardena, G.M., Roy, D.B., Pywell, R. & Fuller, R.J. 2012. Population density but not stability can be predicted from species distribution models. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 581–590. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02138.x
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02138.x/full

Renwick, A.R., Johnston, A., Joys, A., Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2012. Composite bird indicators robust to variation in species selection and habitat specificity. Ecological Indicators 18: 200–207.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X11003736

Renwick, A.R., Massimino, D., Newson, S.E., Chamberlain, D.E., Pearce-Higgins, J.W. & Johnston, A. 2012. Modelling changes in species’ abundance in response to projected climate change. Diversity & Distributions 18: 121–132.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00827.x/abstract

Published papers which use BBS data 2011

Buckland, S.T., Studeny, A., Magurran, A.E. & Newson, S.E. 2011. Biodiversity monitoring: the relevance of detectability. In: Biological diversity: frontiers in measurement and assessment. Eds. A. Magurran & B. McGill. Oxford University Press
http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199580675.do#.UBecqGGe4fU

Davey, C.M., Chamberlain, D.E., Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G. & Johnston, A. 2011. Rise of the generalists: evidence for climate driven homogenization in avian communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 568–578
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00693.x/abstract

Evans, K.L., Chamberlain, D.E., Hatchwell, B.J., Gregory, R.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2011. What makes an urban bird? Global Change Biology 17: 32–44.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02247.x/abstract

Newson, S.E., Johnston, A., Parrott, D. & Leech, D.I. 2011. Evaluating the population-level impact of an invasive species, Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri on native avifauna. Ibis 113: 509–516.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2011.01121.x/abstract

Newson, S.E., Johnston, A., Renwick, A.R., Baillie, S.R. & Fuller, R.J. 2011. Modelling large-scale relationships between increasing abundance of deer and changes in woodland bird populations in lowland England. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 278–286
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02077.x/full

Pickett, S.R.A. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2011. The relationship between multi-scale habitat heterogeneity and farmland bird abundance. Ecography 34: 955–969.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.06608.x/abstract

Salido, L., Purse, B.V., Marrs, R., Chamberlain, D.E. & Schultz, S. 2011. Flexibility in phenology and habitat use act as buffers to long-term population declines in UK passerines. Ecography 35: 604–613
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.06797.x/abstract

Siriwardena, G.M., Cooke, I.R. & Sutherland, W.J. 2011. Landscape, cropping and field boundary influences on bird abundance. Ecography. 35: 162–173.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.06839.x/abstract

Studeny, A.C., Buckland, S.T., Illian, J.B., Johnston, A. & Magurran, A.E. 2011. Goodness-of-fit Measures of Evenness: A New Tool for Exploring Changes in Community Structure. Ecosphere 2(2): art15.
http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/ES10-00074.1

Published papers which use BBS data 2010

Brereton, T.M., Cruickshanks, K.L. Risely, K., Noble, D.G., Roy, D. B. 2010. Developing and launching a wider countryside butterfly survey across the United Kingdom. Journal of Insect Conservation, preprint DOI 10.1007/s10841-010-9345-8.

Davey, C.M., Vickery, J.A., Boatman, N.D., Chamberlain, D.E., Parry, H.R. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2010. Assessing the impact of Environmental Stewardship on lowland farmland birds in England. Aspects of Applied Biology 100:51–58

Davey, C.M., Vickery, J.A., Boatman, N.D., Chamberlain, D.E., Parry, H.R. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2010. Assessing the impact of Entry Level Stewardship on lowland farmland birds in England. Ibis 152: 459–474.

Davey, C.M., Vickery, J.A., Boatman, N.D., Chamberlain, D.E. Parry, H.R. & Siriwardena, G.M. 2010. Regional variation in the efficacy of Entry Level Stewardship in England. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 139: 121–128.

Douglas, D.J.T., Newson, S.E., Leech, D.I., Noble, D.G. & Robinson, R.A. 2010. How important are climate-induced changes in host availability for population processes in an obligate brood parasite, the European cuckoo? Oikos 119: 1834–1840.

Eglington, S.M., Davis, S.E., Joys, A.C., Chamberlain, D.E. & Noble, D.G. 2010. The effect of observer experience on English Breeding Bird Survey population trends. Bird Study. 57, 129–142

Magurran, A.E., Baillie, S.R., Buckland, S.T., Dick, J McP, Elston, D.A., Scott, E.M., Smith, R.I., Somerfield, P.J. & Watt, A.D. 2010. Long-term datasets in biodiversity research and monitoring: assessing change in ecological communities through time. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25: 574–582.

Morrison, C.A., Robinson, R.A., Clark, J.A & Gill, J.A. 2010. Spatial and temporal variation in population trends in a long-distance migratory bird. Diversity & Distributions 16: 620–627.

Newson, S.E., Rexstad, E.A., Baillie, S.R., Buckland, S.T. & Aebischer, N.J. 2010. Population change of avian predators and grey squirrels in England: Is there evidence for an impact on avian prey populations? Journal of Applied Ecology, 47, 244–252.

Newson, S.E., Leech, D.I., Hewson, C.M., Crick, H.Q.P. & Grice, P.V. 2010. Population impact of grey squirrels Sciurus carolinensis on woodland bird populations in England. Journal of Ornithology, 151, 211–218.

Robinson, R.A., Lawson, B., Toms, M.P., Peck, K.M., Kirkwood, J.K., Chantrey, J., Clatworthy, I.R., Evans, A.D., Hughes, L.A., Hutchinson, O.C., John, S.K., Pennycott, T.W., Perkins, M.W., Rowley, S.A., Simpson, V.R., Tyler, K.M. & Cunningham A.A. 2010. Emerging infectious disease leads to rapid populations declines of common British birds. PLOS One 5(8): e12215. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012215

Thaxter C, Joys A, Gregory R, Baillie S & Noble D. 2010. Hypotheses to explain patterns of population change among breeding bird species in England. Biological Conservation 143: 2006–2019.  

Published papers which use BBS data 2000–2009

Eaton, M.A., Brown, A.F., Noble, D.G., Musgrove, A.J., Hearn, R.D., Aebischer, N.J., Gibbons, D.W., Evans, A. & Gregory, R.D. 2009. Birds of Conservation Concern 3: the population status of birds in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. British Birds 102: 296–341.

Evans, K.L., Newson, S.E., & Gaston, K.J. 2009. Habitat influences on urban avian assemblages. Ibis, 151, 19-31.

Evans, K.L., Newson, S.E., Storch, D., Greenwood, J.J.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2008. Spatial scale, abundance and the species-energy relationship in British birds. Journal of Animal Ecology, 77, 395–405.

Freeman, S.N. & Newson, S.E. 2008. On a log-linear approach to detecting ecological interactions in monitored populations. Ibis, 150: 250–258.

Freeman, S.N., Noble, D.G., Newson, S.E. & Baillie, S.R. 2007. Modelling population changes using data from different surveys: the Common Birds Census and the Breeding Bird Survey. Bird Study, 54: 61–72.

Gillings, S., Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G. & Vickery, J.A. 2005. Winter availability of cereal stubbles attracts declining farmland birds and positively influences breeding population trends. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B Biological Sciences, 272 (1564): 733–739.

Gregory, R.D., Wilkinson, N.I., Noble, D.G., Robinson, J.A., Brown, A.F., Hughes, J., Procter, D., Gibbons, D.W. & Galbraith, C.A. 2002. The population status of birds in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man: an analysis of conservation concern 2002-2007. British Birds 95: 410–450.

Gregory, R.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2000. Explanations of commonness and rarity in British breeding birds. Separating resource use and resource availablility. Oikos 88 (3): 515–526.

MacLeod, C.J., Newson, S.E., Blackwell, G. & Duncan, R.P. 2009. Enhanced niche opportunities: can they explain the success of New Zealand’s introduced bird species? Diversity & Distributions, 15, 41–49.

Newson, S.E., Ockendon, N., Joys, A., Noble, D.G. & Baillie, S.R. 2009. Comparison of habitat-specific trends in the abundance of breeding birds in the UK. Bird Study, 56, 233–243

Newson, S.E. & Noble, D.G. 2008. The Breeding Bird Survey for mapping Britain's birds: A preliminary assessment of performance at two spatial scales. Rivista Catalana d'Ornithologia, 24: 107–117.

Newson, S.E., Evans, K.L., Noble, D.G., Greenwood, J.J.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2008. Use of distance sampling to improve estimates of national population sizes for common and widespread breeding birds in the UK. J. Appl. Ecol., 45, 1330-1338. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01480x

Newson, S.E., Woodburn, R., Noble, D.G., Baillie, S.R. & Gregory, R.D. 2005. Evaluating the Breeding Bird Survey for producing national population size and density estimates. Bird Study 52 (1): 42–54.

Noble, D.G & Raven, M.J. 2002. Regional trends in farmland birds in the UK. Aspects of Applied Biology 6, Birds and Agriculture, 141–146.

Sims, V., Evans, K.L., Newson, S.E., Tratalos, J. & Gaston, K.J. 2008. Avian assemblage structure and domestic cat densities in urban environments. Diversity & Distributions, 14: 387–399.

Published papers which use BBS data pre-2000

Greenwood, J.J.D., Baillie, S.R., Gregory, R.D., Peach, W.J. & Fuller, R.J. 1995. Some new approaches to conservation monitoring of British breeding birds. Ibis 137: S16–28.

Gregory, R.D. 1999. Broad-scale habitat use of sparrows, finches and buntings in Britain. Vogelwelt 120, Suppl.: 163–173.

Gregory, R.D. et al. 1998. Large-scale atlas and census studies in conservation science. Ostrich 69: 167.

Gregory, R.D. & Baillie, S.R. 1998. Large-scale habitat use of declining British birds: implications for conservation. Journal of Applied Ecology 35: 785–799.

BTO Research Reports

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Crick, H.Q.P., Robinson, R.A., Appleton, G.F., Clark, N.A. & Rickard, A.D. 2002. Investigation into the causes of the decline of Starlings and House Sparrows in Great Britain. BTO Research Report 290. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Eglington, S.M. & Noble, D.G. 2010. Final Report for 2009 on the Scottish Woodland Breeding Bird Surveys.  BTO Research Report 549. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford. Link (PDF, 624.05 KB)

Field, R.H. & Gregory, R.D. 1998. Habitat bias in actual and ideal transect lines in Breeding Bird Surveys, 1994-1997. BTO Research Report 214. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Field, R.H. & Gregory, R.D. 1999. Measuring population changes from the Breeding Bird Survey. BTO Research Report 217. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Freeman, S.N., Noble, D.G., Newson, S.E. & Baillie, S.R. 2003. Modelling bird population changes using data from the Common Birds Census and the Breeding Bird Survey. BTO Research Report 303. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Freeman, S.N., Noble, D.G., Newson, S.E. & Baillie, S.R. 2003. Importance of geographical location and local habitat features for species abundance: analyses using Breeding Bird Survey data. BTO Research Report No. 320. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Gregory, R.D. & Baillie, S.R. 1994. Evaluation of sampling strategies for 1km squares for inclusion in the Breeding Bird Survey. BTO Research Report 139. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Joys, A.C., Noble, D.G. & Baillie, S.R. 2003. Evaluation of species coverage and precision using the BBS indexing method. BTO Research Report 317. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Newson, S.E. & Noble D.G. 2003. Producing statistically valid maps of species abundance from UK Breeding Bird Survey counts using Geostatistical Analyst in ArcGIS. BTO Research Report 318.

Newson, S.E. & Noble, D.G. 2005. The production of population trends for UK mammals using BBS mammal data, 1995-2002. BTO Research Report No. 360. BTO, Thetford.

Newson, S. & Noble, D. 2005. Analyses of Breeding Bird Survey mammal data 1995-2002. BTO Research Report No. 367, BTO, Thetford.

Newson, S.E. & Noble, D.G. 2005. The production of population trends for UK mammals using BBS mammal data: 1995-2003 update. BTO Research Report No. 404. BTO, Thetford.

Newson, S.E., Noble, D.G. & Marchant, J.H. 2005. Waterways Breeding Bird Survey: preliminary analyses of mammal data 1998-2003. BTO Research Report No. 405. BTO, Thetford.  

Newson, S.E. & Noble, D.G. 2006. The production of population trends for UK mammals using BBS mammal data: 1995-2004 update. BTO Research Report No. 428. BTO, Thetford. 

Noble, D.G., Newson, S.E. & Joys, A.C. 2004. Investigation of methods for producing joint CBC – BBS trends. BTO Research Report 377.

Marchant, J.H., Forrest, C. & Greenwood, J.J.D. 1998. A review of large-scale generic population monitoring schemes in Europe. (2nd edition.) BTO Research Report 165. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Robinson, R.A., & Noble, D.G. 2000. Regional Indicators of Wild Bird Populations: an exploratory study. BTO Research Report 244. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Wilson, A.M., Marchant, J.H. & Gregory, R.D. 1997. Assessment of the Breeding Bird Survey in relation to monitoring of bird populations at Environmental Change Network sites. BTO Research Report 189. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Wilson, A.M., Marchant, J.H., Gregory, R.D., Siriwardena, G.M. & S.R. Baillie 1998. Enhancements for monitoring of opportunistic bird populations. BTO Research Report 200. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Wilson, A. 1998. Evaluation of Land Use Bias in covered Vs not covered Breeding Bird Survey Squares. BTO Research Report 201. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Other publications 

Buckland, S.T., Studeny, A., Magurran, A.E. & Newson, S.E. 2011. Biodiversity monitoring: the relevance of detectability. In:Biological diversity: frontiers in measurement and assessment. Eds. A. Magurran & B. McGill. Oxford University Press

Gibbons, D.W., Avery, M., Baillie, S., Gregory, R.D., Kirby, J., Porter, R., Tucker, G. & Williams, G. 1996. Bird species of conservation concern in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man: revising the Red Data list. RSPB Conserv. Rev. 10: 7-18.

Gregory, R.D. & Baillie, S.R. 2004. Survey design and sampling strategies for breeding bird monitoring. In: Anselin, A. (ed.) Bird Numbers 1995, Proceedings of the International Conference and 13th Meeting of the European Bird Census Council, Pärnu, Estonia. Bird Census News 13 (2000): 19-31.

Gregory, R.D., Baillie, S.R. & Bashford, R.I. 2004. Monitoring breeding birds in the United Kingdom. In: Anselin, A. (ed.) Bird Numbers 1995, Proceedings of the International Conference and 13th Meeting of the European Bird Census Council, Pärnu, Estonia. Bird Census News 13 (2000): 101-112.

Marchant, J.H., Forrest, C. & Greenwood, J.J.D. 1998. A review of large-scale generic population monitoring schemes in Europe. Bird Census News 10: 42-79.

Marchant, J.H.& Gregory, R.D. 1999. Waterways Breeding Bird Survey Pilot Survey 1998: adaptation of BBS census methods to rivers and canals. R&D Technical Report W205. Environment Agency, Bristol.