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6th July 2020

Understanding Whimbrel spring migratory behaviour

Posted in: Migration, migration stopover, waders, weather, wind

Why do Whimbrels stopover in spring: weather constraints or flexible schedules?

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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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27th June 2020

Pride in our community

Posted in: Community, diversity, LGBT, LGBTQIA+, News

Equality and Diversity Working Group (EDWG) member Dianiel Hayhow introduces the first of our Rainbow Blogs

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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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22nd June 2020

Quiet please, I need to sing

Posted in: noise, song, urban birds, vocal activity, vocalisations, vocalizations

House Wrens reduce repertoire size in noisy sites

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18th June 2020

The remarkable nesting success of New Zealand Mallards

Posted in: hybridization, nesting, waterbirds

These ducks have a longer nesting season and produce more eggs compared to their mainland relatives.

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11th June 2020

From sandeels to seabirds

Posted in: foraging, foraging resource limitation, provisioning, puffins, RSPB science, Seabirds

Changes to North Sea sandeel populations are having a devastating impact on seabirds

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8th June 2020

Urban birds need more insects

Posted in: breeding success, nestling food, urban birds, urbanization

Is food limitation the primary cause of urban birds’ low breeding success?

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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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1st June 2020

Mother songbirds pick up the slack

Posted in: nestling growth, nestling provisioning, nestling survival, parental care

Female Hooded Warblers completely compensate for late-season male nest desertion

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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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18th May 2020

Reflections on the 6th World Seabird Twitter Conference

Posted in: Seabirds, twitter conference

Seabirders flock to the 6th World Seabird Twitter Conference

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11th May 2020

Fire and ice increase nest success

Posted in: nest predation, nesting success

Cape Rockjumper nest survival is associated with recent fire and cooler temperatures

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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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20th April 2020

The Teal Housewives of Colorado

Posted in: behaviour, breeding, incubation, waterbirds

How does Cinnamon Teal incubation behavior vary with environmental conditions?

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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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6th April 2020

Seasonal bird responses to forest fragmentation

Posted in: forest birds, habitat, habitat fragmentation

Do bird responses to forest fragmentation change between breeding and non-breeding seasons?

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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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