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10th September 2020

How many Scarlet Macaw subspecies are there?

Posted in: biodiversity, Genetics, News, Psittaciformes, Taxonomy

And what does this mean for the conservation of this species?

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7th September 2020

Climate change and food-hoarding behaviour: is the freezer still working?

Posted in: birds of prey, climate change, food hoarding, forest birds, News, predator-prey interactions

Climate change may melt Pygmy Owls’ “freezers” and reduce their overwinter survival

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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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24th August 2020

The fable of Audubon the scientist

Posted in: News

Does American bird conservation have a branding problem?

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20th August 2020

Rainbow blog

Posted in: Community, diveristy, LGBT, LGBTQIA+, News, Rainbow blog

Letter to a young queer ornithologist

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30th July 2020

What is happening at the nest?

Posted in: breeding success, cameras, monitoring, nesting success, News

Deducing nest survival with different monitoring schemes and cameras.

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9th July 2020

Conservation discriminates

Posted in: Black Lives Matter, Community, discrimination, diversity, gender, LGBT, LGBTQIA+, News, People

Ornithology needs diversity

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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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26th June 2020

Black Lives Matter

Posted in: Black Lives Matter, Community, diversity, News

A statement from the BOU’s Equality and Diversity Working Group.

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4th June 2020

Continent-wide genetics of a small wader

Posted in: demography, distribution, Genetics, News

Genetic variation in the Terek Sandpiper conforms to the abundant-center hypothesis.

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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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7th May 2020

Artificial nests reshape a bird community

Posted in: behaviour, bird assemblages, nest predation, News, raptors

Adding nesting-sites for Lesser Kestrels influences interactions with other bird species.

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23rd April 2020

Learning to forage

Posted in: behaviour, colonial birds, foraging, gps tags, News, Seabirds

Juvenile Red-footed Boobies gather close to the colony to practice their foraging skills.

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9th April 2020

A tale of two Twites

Posted in: bird movements, distribution, Farmland birds, Migration, News, overwintering, population dynamics, ringing

Do British and Scandinavian Twite populations mix during migration?

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30th March 2020

Down, but most definitely not out

Posted in: BOU, BOU members, Community, News, People

BOU President, Juliet Vickery, reflects on the impacts of Covid-19

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25th March 2020

Urban birds need to be smart or fast-breeding

Posted in: life history, News, urban birds

Brain size and life history interact to predict urban tolerance in birds

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23rd March 2020

Tracking Red-billed Tropicbirds

Posted in: foraging, geolocator, gps tags, News, Seabirds

Investigating the foraging ecology of tropicbirds around Cape Verde

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21st March 2020

Best ECR IBIS paper – 2019

Posted in: carry-over effects, condition, early career, early-career researcher, ECR, News, tracking

And the winner is . . .

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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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