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Conservation

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12th October 2020

Killing of raptors to protect grouse

Posted in: Conservation, illegal killing, moorland birds, persecution, raptors, upland birds

Raptors in Britain are still affected by illegal persecution

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14th September 2020

Can leisure and birds coexist on beaches?

Posted in: Conservation, Disturbance, flushing behaviour, habituation, shorebirds, thermal stress, waders

Dogs disturb nesting plovers more than people do on tourist beaches

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27th August 2020

The rise of the Inca Empire was partly driven by seabird guano

Posted in: Bird Protection, colonial birds, Conservation, News, Seabirds

The Incas implemented the first conservation measures in human history to protect the seabird colonies that provided the guano.

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17th August 2020

Time for Europe-wide action to save Hen Harriers and Short-eared Owls

Posted in: birds of prey, Conservation

Using expert knowledge to map the road to recovery for Europe’s open-country birds of prey

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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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21st May 2020

How to save the Regent Honeyeater?

Posted in: breeding biology, Conservation, monitoring, News

Survey points to habitat loss, low nesting success and a biased sex ratio as major threats

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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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26th February 2020

The forgotten Breckland Curlew – another predation victim

Posted in: Conservation, Disturbance, grassland, nest predation, waders

Is ground-disturbance management the answer for protection of breeding Curlew?

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30th December 2019

Of rats and men

Posted in: Conservation, invasive predators, island birds

A bird-related parable for the environmental crisis

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16th December 2019

Protecting dead parrots to conserve the living

Posted in: Conservation, parrot

Harvest for ceremonial headdresses threatens Pesquet’s Parrot in Papua New Guinea

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14th November 2019

Protecting the Painted Bunting

Posted in: Conservation, Genetics, Migration, News, population structure

Molecular analyses inform conservation of this migratory songbird.

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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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5th September 2019

Booming Bitterns

Posted in: bioacoustics, camouflage, Conservation, cryptic, monitoring, News, nocturnal birds, sound

When is the best time to monitor bitterns?

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19th August 2019

Roller conservation: boxes or beetles?

Posted in: Conservation, foraging resource limitation, nest-site limitation

Do conservation priorities differ across the European Roller’s breeding range?

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1st July 2019

Photographing gull eggs

Posted in: Conservation, diet, eggs, Seabirds, stable isotopes

How resource use can affect egg traits in Herring Gulls

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31st May 2019

Multi-taxa consequences of avian umbrella species management

Posted in: Conservation, grass heath, grassland, grassland birds, invertebrates, News, surrogate species

Can Biodiversity Auditing predict the outcomes of umbrella species management?

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28th March 2019

Prioritising the world’s islands to save threatened biodiversity

Posted in: Conservation, island birds, islands, News, RSPB science, Seabirds

But how?

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9th March 2019

#ORNITHOLODAY | 20 March 2019

Posted in: Conservation, ornitholoday, R

Comp Sci Birding: The use of R in ornithology for informing management decisions of species at risk

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16th February 2019

Witnessing the extinction of a charismatic species

Posted in: Conservation, Genetics

What happens on the genetic level in a population that faces extinction?

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