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2nd July 2020

Little Bustards and where to find them

Posted in: agriculture, breeding, Conservation, habitat selection, News

Do males and females select the same habitats?

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20th April 2020

The Teal Housewives of Colorado

Posted in: behaviour, breeding, incubation, waterbirds

How does Cinnamon Teal incubation behavior vary with environmental conditions?

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12th March 2020

Decline of the cuckoo

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, cuckoos, distribution, habitat selection, News, population dynamics, wetlands

What factors are responsible for decrease in Cuckoo numbers across the UK?

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27th February 2020

Nesting on the edge

Posted in: bird communities, breeding, eggs, experiment, nesting, News

Experimental study explores predation rates on nests along forest edges.

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20th February 2020

Round Island fieldwork

Posted in: BOU, BOU Warham Student, BOU-funded, breeding, breeding biology, camara traps, early career, early-career researcher, ECR, hybridization, islands, islands birds, monitoring, passive monitoring, remote sensing, Seabirds

Warham PhD Student Kirsty Franklin, tells us about her first field season in the Indian Ocean

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28th November 2019

The flight of the Woodcock

Posted in: breeding, geolocator, Migration

What conditions influence the migratory movements of this bird?

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3rd October 2019

Bad news for the Stone-curlew

Posted in: adult survival, agriculture, breeding, Conservation, Farmland birds, nest monitoring, News, population dynamics

Intensified agriculture contributes to population decline in France

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19th September 2019

Eight simple rules for citizen science

Posted in: biodiversity, breeding, citizen science, distribution, News, raptors, tropical birds

As exemplified by the Rufous-thighed Kite.

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16th May 2019

Big Brother is watching who?

Posted in: awards, BOU, breeding, cameras, ECR, fieldwork, IBIS, nesting success, News

Use of cameras provides insights into nest survival of Snowy Plovers

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2nd May 2019

Mixed Broods

Posted in: breeding, brood parasitism, cuckoos, fledgling survival, nest monitoring, News, species interactions

How do Common Cuckoos and Common Redstarts perform after sharing a nest?

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18th April 2019

Are Burrowing Owls stuck in an ecological trap?

Posted in: agriculture, breeding, Disturbance, fledglings, habitat selection, News

Exploring the influence of agriculture on nesting success.

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26th February 2019

Glowing horns in a secretive seabird

Posted in: adaptation, biofluorescence, breeding, Fluorescence, ornamentation, reproductive signalling, Seabirds, ultraviolet light

Rhinoceros Auklets found to have fluorescent bill structures during breeding season

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29th October 2018

Does the early bird get the seed?

Posted in: breeding, climate change, phenology

Does warming influence the timing of breeding in a seed-eater?

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13th June 2018

Understanding the decline of the Common Cuckoo

Posted in: bird atlas, breeding, breeding biology, cuckoos, distribution, ecology, foraging

England’s loss is Scotland’s gain

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11th June 2018

Beavers facilitate Teals at different scales

Posted in: breeding, habitat, wetlands

Favouring beavers promotes biodiversity, including waterbirds

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18th December 2017

More to “little brown jobs” than meets the eye

Posted in: behaviour, breeding, territory occupancy

Unexpected breeding dispersal behavior in the Grasshopper Sparrow

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6th December 2017

The heat is on for British birds

Posted in: biodiversity, bird communities, bird movements, Bird Protection, breeding, Breeding Bird Survey, climate change, distribution, ecology, habitat, Migration, monitoring, Nest Record Scheme, News, phenology, population dynamics, survey, Wetland Bird Survey

What is the evidence for climate change? How will UK bird communities adapt?

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16th October 2017

Parrots in an urban jungle

Posted in: breeding, nesting, parrot, urban birds

Winters are fine, cars are not – wild parrots in Germany

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11th September 2017

Early birds do not catch the “extra worm”

Posted in: breeding, extra pair paternity, migrant

Pied Flycatchers do not gain more extra-pair paternity by arriving earlier

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