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4th September 2017

Umbrellas for grassland bird conservation

Posted in: agriculture, grassland, habitat, land management

Can we conserve the entire grassland avifauna by protecting the Corncrake only?

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2nd August 2017

Keep it simple

Posted in: habitat, habitat selection, occupancy, remote sensing, woodland birds

Structural diversity in forests favors avian diversity – but not the endangered Wood Warbler

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17th July 2017

Longing for the ground

Posted in: agriculture, Farmland birds, habitat, land management

Bare patches and additional tramlines increase suitability of conventional arable land for the Skylark

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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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21st November 2016

Habitat restoration goes downhill

Posted in: habitat, habitat restoration, upland birds

Do bird communities recover when alpine ski pistes are restored?

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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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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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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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16th May 2016

Bird whereabouts reveal key habitat attributes

Posted in: bird movements, habitat, tracking

Songbird movements within home ranges point to important habitat features   Vitek Jirinec College of William & Mary, Virginia, USA   Robert E. Isdell Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA   Matthias Leu College of William & Mary, Virginia, USA   LINKED PAPER Prey availability and habitat structure explain breeding space use of a migratory […]

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7th March 2016

Avian camouflage really does hinder predators

Posted in: adaptation, behaviour, breeding, camouflage, cryptic, eggs, evolution, habitat

Camouflage does protect nesting birds from being eaten

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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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16th November 2015

Ghost robins in the New Guinean cloud forest

Posted in: bird assemblages, competition, forest birds, habitat, Science

Twos company?

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2nd November 2015

Birdfields

Posted in: biodiversity, bird communities, breeding, Conferences, Farmland birds, foraging, habitat, raptors, Science, tracking

Improving foraging conditions for Montagu’s Harriers

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26th October 2015

Nesting in the muck

Posted in: behaviour, bird communities, breeding, habitat, Science

Black Larks’ love for dung

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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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24th August 2015

Nest survival in agricultural grasslands

Posted in: breeding, Farmland birds, habitat, mortality, Science, shorebirds, tracking, waders, wetlands

What works?

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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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25th May 2015

Of Ruminants and Redshanks

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, Farmland birds, habitat, mortality, shorebirds, waders, wetlands

Does light grazing cause nest mortality?

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27th April 2015

Dartford Warbler: unplanned fires and opportunities for conservation

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, distribution, global change, habitat, Science, weather

How will global change affect the distribution of the Dartford Warbler?

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