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Conservation

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9th October 2017

Chasing isotope ‘ghosts’

Posted in: Conservation, endangered, feathers, fieldwork, stable isotopes, waders

Where do Slender-billed Curlews breed?

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13th March 2017

DNA-barcoding against poaching: the Cyprus paradigm

Posted in: bird trapping, Conservation, DNA barcoding

How could DNA barcoding be an ace up the sleeve against poaching?

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30th January 2017

Breeding Whimbrel habitat characteristics in Shetland

Posted in: Conservation, habitat, habitat selection

Do Whimbrel adults and chicks use different habitats?

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14th November 2016

Reversing population declines in migratory bird species

Posted in: adult survival, Conservation, demography, migrant, Migration, productivity

Could increasing productivity reverse declines in Willow Warbler populations?

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31st October 2016

Let’s ‘chat’ about habitat

Posted in: Conservation, habitat, habitat selection, migrant

Can large-scale data reflect fine-scale habitat preferences?

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15th August 2016

In search of the sacred birds of India

Posted in: alpine birds, Conservation, vultures

The Himalayan Griffon in the western Himalayas

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8th August 2016

The march of the triffids

Posted in: agriculture, biodiversity, bird communities, connectivity, Conservation, forest birds, habitat, land management, land use, tropical birds

Shifting agriculture supports more rainforest birds than oil palm or teak monocultures.

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25th July 2016

Tidal marsh bird conservation in the northeast U.S.

Posted in: climate change, Conservation, marsh birds, trends

Estimating population sizes and historical trends for birds in a vulnerable ecosystem

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23rd May 2016

What do Galapagos Hawks eat after the goats are gone?

Posted in: Conservation, diet, diet composition, ecology, habitat, island birds, non-natives, raptors

After the eradication of exotic goats on Santiago Island, Galapagos hawks prey deliveries consist mainly of introduced black rats

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28th March 2016

Impacts of driven shooting of Red Grouse

Posted in: Conservation, hunting pressure, land management, moorland, moorland birds, News, red grouse, upland birds

Management of Red Grouse moors

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14th March 2016

Mitigation or Compensation: Captive-breeding Houbara

Posted in: captive-bred, captive-breeding, Conservation, geolocator, gps tags, hunting pressure, re-introduction, tracking

Can captive-breeding support the hunted Asian Houbara?

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22nd February 2016

Figurehead bird conservation – wider biodiversity benefits?

Posted in: biodiversity, Conservation, grass heath, grassland, habitat

Will creating Stone-curlew habitat benefit rare plants and invertebrates?

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25th January 2016

The plight of the Egyptian Vulture . . .

Posted in: behaviour, Bird Protection, breeding, communal, Conservation, Disturbance, endangered, nesting, population dynamics, raptors, roost, Science

. . . and hopes for the future

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21st December 2015

Using seabird tracking data for marine conservation

Posted in: Conservation, distribution, Science, Seabirds, tracking

An unprecedented initiative to tackle threats to seabirds

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12th October 2015

Migratory connectivity in European Rollers

Posted in: connectivity, Conservation, distribution, geolocator, Migration, mortality, News, Science, tracking

Bringing it all together

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28th September 2015

Can Icelandic Whimbrels rise from the ashes?

Posted in: bird communities, breeding, Conservation, Disturbance, habitat, Science, shorebirds, waders

When in Spring 2010 Eyjafjallajökull’s volcanic eruption grounded most of the western world, Icelandic Whimbrels kept pushing North through the dust cloud.   José A. Alves Universities of Aveiro (CESAM) and Iceland   LINKED PAPER The effects of habitat type and volcanic eruptions on the breeding demography of Icelandic Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus. Katrínardóttir, B., Alves, […]

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14th September 2015

What the EU does for birds

Posted in: Bird Protection, Conservation, EU, legislation

The Birds Directive

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8th June 2015

Range expansion of non-native Acacia species: Acacia cyclops and birds

Posted in: Conservation, foraging, habitat, News, non-natives, Seabirds

Do birds disperse non-native plants?

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