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16th July 2013

Concessions in South-east Asia

Posted in: News

Millions of hectares of natural habitat are being lost to concessions in Cambodia and Laos with little assessment of the impacts to threatened species

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20th June 2013

EU Common Agricultural Policy Reform

Posted in: Conservation, Farmland birds

45% of Europe’s landmass is given over to agriculture which places a huge pressure on biodiversity of the continent

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29th May 2013

Yellowhammer dialects

Posted in: Science

Regional dialects have been discovered among many bird species including Yellowhammer.

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17th April 2013

Marine renewables and birds

Posted in: Bird Protection, Conferences, Science, Seabirds

Marine renewables and birds – how far have we come and where next for research?

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5th April 2013

BOU Avian Demography conference

Posted in: Community, Conferences, News, People, Science

Last week was the BOU's annual conference at the Stamford Conference Centre at the University of Leicester. The conference theme this year was 'Avian Demography'. Here's some photos from the conference.

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27th March 2013

Rob Fuller presented with the Godman Salvin Prize

Posted in: Community, Conferences, News, People

The BTO’s Rob Fuller is presented with the BOU’s Godman Salvin Prize for distinguished ornithological work.

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27th March 2013

Neil Bucknell presented with the Union Medal

Posted in: Community, Conferences, People

Neil Bucknell is awarded the BOU’s Union Medal for his outstanding contribution to the BOU and ornithology.

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28th February 2013

Lost and found – the storm-petrel back from extinction

Posted in: Bird Protection, Conservation, News, Seabirds

‘Extinct’ New Zealand Storm-petrel found breeding 150 years after last being seen

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14th January 2013

Dynamic Soaring

Posted in: Science, Seabirds

A pilot’s perspective on the aspect of flight adopted by seabirds such as albatrosses and petrels.

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11th December 2012

How useful are species?

Posted in: Conservation, Science, Taxonomy

That biodiversity is valuable and worth conserving is something about which most people with an interest in the environment can agree. But what is 'biodiversity-?

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13th November 2012

Bewick’s Swans reveal where they get disturbed

Posted in: Disturbance, Science

Study shows where Bewick’s Swans are disturbed on their winter feeding grounds

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1st November 2012

BTO Marsh Award for Ornithology

Posted in: Community, News, People

Jeremy Wilson, a member of the BOU’s Ibis editorial team, has been awarded the BTO’s Marsh Award for Ornithology for 2012

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15th October 2012

Open access publishing and the Finch report: implications for society journals

Posted in: Community, News, Science

What are the implications of Open Access on small society journals?

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8th August 2012

Twitter – building an online ornithological community

Posted in: Community, News, People

Many think that the Holy Grail of Twitter is to get as many followers as possible. Some think that Twitter is all about hashtags (#) and what's trending. But the savvy know different.

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Mallard showing white eyelid
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6th July 2012

Blinking eye colour

Posted in: Science

The contrasting eye colour and eyelids of some wildfowl has a defined function

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White-tailed Eagle
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18th June 2012

Where eagles ‘once’ dared

Posted in: Bird Protection, News, Science

A study of place-names reveals the extent of a once thriving eagle population roaming over a very different landscape to today

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16th April 2012

The global ornithological community

Posted in: Community, News, People

Community is at the core of the BOU and our aim is to be central to the global ornithological community.

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BOU Ecosystem Services conference
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11th April 2012

BOU Ecosystem Services conference

Posted in: Community, Conferences, News, People

Last week was the BOU’s annual conference at the swanky new Gilbert Murray Conference Centre at the University of Leicester. The conference theme this year was ‘Ecosystem Services: do we need birds?’. Here’s some photos from the conference.

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Andy Gosler
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10th April 2012

Andy Gosler awarded the BOU’s Union Medal

Posted in: News, People

Dr Andrew Gosler was awarded the BOU’s Union Medal in recognition of his contribution to the BOU and ornithology

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