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8th March 2018

Comparing shorebird survival across the globe

Posted in: bird movements, breeding biology, citizen science, colour ringing/banding, ecology, IBIS, Migration, monitoring, movements, population dynamics, shorebirds, survival, tracking, waders

High adult annual survival rate is critical to population stability, but how do shorebird survival rates vary around the world?

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22nd May 2017

When the sun gets in your eyes

Posted in: behaviour, bird vision, shorebirds, waders

What happens to feeding birds when they have to deal with sun glare?

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5th September 2016

Quantifying wintering waders’ responses to disturbance

Posted in: Disturbance, shorebirds, waders, wintering

Low costs of individual responses to disturbance suggest no significant impact on foraging waders

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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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6th July 2015

Food-stealing in an avian assemblage

Posted in: behaviour, foraging, kleptoparasitism, News, shorebirds, waders

Effects of klepto-parasitism on feeding waders

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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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