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15th February 2019

Desert Island Books

Posted in: desert island books, News

BOU member Keith Betton shares his favourite books

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13th February 2019

Who delivers nature conservation research with the greatest impact: universities or NGOs?

Posted in: Conservation, impact, Journal, journal metrics, News, NGOs, publication, publications, publishing

Where is the highest impact research on biodiversity conservation undertaken?

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11th February 2019

Taking to the sky, together

Posted in: News

Flocking behaviour during the twilight ascents of Common Swifts

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4th February 2019

The challenge of parenting around predators

Posted in: behaviour, nest predation, parental care, predation

More predators makes parents stick closer to their nest

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30th January 2019

The 5th World Seabird Twitter Conference

Posted in: Community, Conferences, News, scicomm, Science, science communication, Seabirds

A look back at previous World Seabird Twitter Conferences and information on the forthcoming #WSCT5

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21st January 2019

Fast autumns and slower springs

Posted in: geolocator, migrant, Migration, tracking, waders

Icelandic Whimbrel bend the rule of faster spring migration

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17th January 2019

The attraction of insectivorous birds to herbivore-damaged plants

Posted in: diet, foraging, ornitholoday

Read about Elina Mäntylä’s #ORNITHOLODAY on 23 January

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14th January 2019

Witnessing the extinction of a charismatic species

Posted in: Conservation, Genetics

What happens on the genetic level in a population that faces extinction?

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9th January 2019

Caning for conservation

Posted in: Conservation, predation, Seabirds

Bamboo canes could be a versatile and inexpensive tool to help reduce predation from large gulls on ground nesting seabirds

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9th January 2019

Desert Island Books

Posted in: desert island books, News

  Tim Birkhead University of Sheffield, UK   My book choices are a mixture of science, biography and history which span different aspects of the humanities. They are books that have inspired me, informed me and those I see as landmarks in ornithology. In no particular order:   Swifts in a Tower David Lack (Metheun, […]

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31st December 2018

Males have preferences too

Posted in: mate selection, Migration, News, population divergence, seasonal sympatry

Males exhibit courtship preferences based on migratory strategy of a potential mate

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24th December 2018

Innovative landscape-scale management for Woodlark

Posted in: Conservation, grass heath, land management

Does experimental ground-disturbance management benefit Woodlark?

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17th December 2018

The proof is in the pellets

Posted in: diet, diet composition, Seabirds

Seabird diet composition changes dramatically over three decades in both summer and winter

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7th December 2018

Desert Island Books

Posted in: desert island books, News

Debra Williams shares her favourite books

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3rd December 2018

Same but different

Posted in: phylogeny, Taxonomy

Similar appearances do not necessarily reflect close relationships in leaf warblers

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30th November 2018

Desert Island Books

Posted in: desert island books

BOU members favourite ornithology and ecology books

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26th November 2018

Nesting plasticity balances competing risks

Posted in: marsh birds, nesting, plasticity, site fidelity

Does prior experience influence nesting behaviour?

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19th November 2018

Houbara need more than captive breeding

Posted in: captive-breeding, hunting pressure, News, population reinforcement, sustainable hunting

If Asian Houbara are to survive, hunting must be controlled

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16th November 2018

Desert island books

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Rob Robinson discusses his favourite books

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