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14th October 2019

A predation risk experiment

Posted in: colour-polymorphism, colouration, crypsis, experiment, predation, predator-prey interaction

What makes prey an easy snack for predators?

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9th October 2019

From EOU2019

Posted in: BOU members, BOU-funded, Conferences, scicomm, Science, science communication

A fantastic opportunity to present my PhD research

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7th October 2019

Travelling between climates

Posted in: climate, climatic niche, migrant, Migration, niche overlap

Do migratory birds maintain climatic niches between seasons?

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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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30th September 2019

Plastic nests

Posted in: nesting material, plastics, pollution, Seabirds

Monitoring anthropogenic debris in Northern Gannet nests

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28th September 2019

BOU members supported by travel awards

Posted in: BOU members, BOU-funded, Conferences, scicomm, Science, science communication, travel grant

  The BOU supported 12 members’ attendance at #EOU2019 (Cluj, Romania) and #AOC2019 (Darwin, Australia). Each have written an account of their experience. We’ll continue to add them as they are published here on #theBOUblog             Giulia Masoero, University of Turku, Finland @giumasoero EOU2019: “What a great scientific and social […]

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26th September 2019

From EOU2019

Posted in: BOU-funded, Conferences, scicomm, Science

Report from a BOU members attendance at EOU2019

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23rd September 2019

What’s on the menu?

Posted in: cameras, diet, diet composition, stable isotopes

Investigating sexual and parent-offspring dietary segregation in the European Roller

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19th September 2019

Eight simple rules for citizen science

Posted in: biodiversity, breeding, citizen science, distribution, News, raptors, tropical birds

As exemplified by the Rufous-thighed Kite.

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16th September 2019

The lie of the “black lightning”: signal reliability in a seabird

Posted in: colouration, Disturbance, plumage, Seabirds

Does Storm Petrels’ plumage coloration reliably signal body condition?

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12th September 2019

From EOU2019

Posted in: BOU-funded, Conferences, EOU2019, News, scicomm, Science

What BOU member Alex Nicol-Harper made of EOU2019

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9th September 2019

Droppings and DNA

Posted in: fecal DNA, monitoring, non-invasive sampling, upland birds

Can non-invasive genetic mark-recapture be used to estimate Sage Grouse abundance?

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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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26th August 2019

Don’t move. Winter is coming.

Posted in: annual cycle, flight, gps tags, Migration, movements, short-distance migration, soaring birds

What do Dalmatian Pelicans do when it gets cold?

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22nd August 2019

The ‘Round Island’ petrel conundrum

Posted in: BOU Warham Student, ECR, Round Island petrel, Seabirds, tracking

The first BOU John & Pat Warham Studentship

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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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15th August 2019

Dealing with cold in an arid-zone endemic passerine

Posted in: arid zone, endemic

How are arid-zone endemic birds solving the challenge of keeping warm in low energy ecosystems?

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12th August 2019

Spontaneous vocal activity of Tawny Owls

Posted in: nocturnal birds, survey, vocal activity

Tawny Owls are calling, but are we detecting all of them?

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8th August 2019

The mathematics of maculation

Posted in: eggs, image processing, News

How to quantify pigmentation patterns on eggs?

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