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18th January 2018

Equality and Diversity in the BOU

Posted in: Community, equality and diversity, People

We know what it says on the tin, but what does it really mean?

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15th January 2018

How resilient are Wood Warblers to forest loss on the wintering grounds?

Posted in: forest birds, habitat, land use, migrant, woodland birds

Is it too simplistic to assume there is a causal link between declines in Afro-Palaearctic migrants and widespread land-use change in Africa?

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8th January 2018

Assessing impacts of monitoring Whinchat nests

Posted in: behaviour, Disturbance, nest monitoring, nesting success

Does nest monitoring by researchers badger Whinchats?

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2nd January 2018

Too close for comfort? Coloniality and density dependence in vultures

Posted in: colonial birds, communal, competition, vultures

Trade-off between the benefits and costs of coloniality in a recovering population of Cinereous Vultures

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27th December 2017

Concerns for Guillemot chicks on Skomer

Posted in: climate change, diet, diet composition, monitoring, Seabirds

Long-term monitoring is key to understanding changes in Guillemot populations

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20th December 2017

New radar resource for migration research

Posted in: Migration, technology

Bird contamination or data source? A matter of perspective

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18th December 2017

More to “little brown jobs” than meets the eye

Posted in: behaviour, breeding, territory occupancy

Unexpected breeding dispersal behavior in the Grasshopper Sparrow

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13th December 2017

The changing survival of Bewick’s Swans

Posted in: adult survival, citizen science, demography

A long-term mark-resight study gives insight into falling swan numbers

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11th December 2017

Rufous-headed Robin – on the brink of extinction?

Posted in: distribution, phylogeny, song

Or has the Rufous-headed Robin already gone extinct?

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4th December 2017

Shag diet: A new fad?

Posted in: climate change, diet, diet composition, Seabirds

Shag diet composition diversifies over 3 decades due to ocean warming

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29th November 2017

Not all black and white: taking into account a birds eye view

Posted in: bird vision, Seabirds

Can seabirds tell the difference between live and museum specimens?

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27th November 2017

A wader detective story

Posted in: predation, tracking, waders

Chick predation CSI in a high-stakes game of predator prey

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22nd November 2017

Wind farms and Hen Harriers in Ireland

Posted in: Conservation, raptors, renewable energy, wind farms

Considerable spatial overlap and weak evidence for impact

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20th November 2017

Outsiders: Size, but not Shape, Matters

Posted in: bird movements, flight, migrant, soaring birds, vultures

Contrasting flapping counterparts, wing shape and migratory habits are unrelated in soaring birds

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15th November 2017

How to build a stronger eggshell

Posted in: eggs

A rare mineral in eggshells acts as a shock absorber

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13th November 2017

Rail connections in the Pacific

Posted in: diversification, gene flow, island birds

Gene flow and island endemism in the Buff-banded Rail

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8th November 2017

Tweeting birds: social media promotes ornithology citations

Posted in: Altmetric, blog, blogging, Facebook, sciblogging, scicomm, science blogging, science communication, social media, Twitter

Communication of science as an integral part of research, not an unnecessary add-on

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6th November 2017

A sticky situation for Redshank?

Posted in: land management, marsh birds, waders

Tracking bovine beasts to help birds

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