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22nd September 2018

BOU-supported ECRs at IOCongress2018

Posted in: Community, early career, early-career researcher, ECR, IOCongress2018

  The BOU supported 12 early career ornithologists’ attendance of #IOCongress2018 in Vancouver. Each have written an account of their experience of one of the world’s largest ornithological conferences. We’ll continue to add them as they are published here on #theBOUblog   Amanda Trask, UK @amandaetrask Promoting and facilitating avian conservation VIEW       […]

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17th September 2018

The dark side of the nestling

Posted in: colouration, dominance, plumage

Darker nestlings display bolder personalities, but only if they are female

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13th September 2018

From IOCongress2018

Posted in: Conservation, IOCongress2018, News, scicomm, science communication

Amanda Trask highlights the conservation science and science communication from IOCongress2018

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3rd September 2018

High temperatures and hot birds

Posted in: distribution, foraging

What drives the tiny distribution of the enigmatic Ethiopian Bush-crow?

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13th August 2018

More species of Magpie than previously thought?

Posted in: evolution

Is the Eurasian Magpie better treated as five different species?

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6th August 2018

Birds of many feathers flock together

Posted in: community ecology, Disturbance, species interactions

Exploring bird associations across environmental and human disturbance gradients

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30th July 2018

Conspecific brood parasitism in Prothonotary Warblers

Posted in: breeding biology, brood parasitism, fledglings, Genetics, nest monitoring, nesting, nesting success, News

Parasites or orphans? What are the costs of raising additional, unrelated chicks?

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25th July 2018

Twitter masterclass 15

Posted in: scicomm, science communication, Twitter

Tag it! Adding social media tags to your presentations

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23rd July 2018

Lyrebirds are truffle-eating foodies!

Posted in: diet, diet composition, foraging, fungi (diet), seed/spore dispersal (diet)

Are lyrebirds and their relatives an overlooked disperser of fungi?

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16th July 2018

Evolution of a mountain specialist family, the accentors

Posted in: evolution, Taxonomy

How accentors have diverged and expanded rapidly across the Palearctic

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9th July 2018

Little Bustard habitat selection and traffic noise pollution

Posted in: Disturbance, noise pollution, road traffic, steppe birds

How does traffic noise influence the spatial distribution of Little Bustards?

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2nd July 2018

Embryo development and blood parasites

Posted in: avian malaria, incubation, parasites

Slow embryo development is associated with increased resistance to blood parasites

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25th June 2018

Legal imports and feral parakeets in Spain

Posted in: non-natives

Legal trade in captive birds is key to the establishment of wild populations of two alien invasive species

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18th June 2018

Song evolution in the ‘blue’ cardinals

Posted in: bird song, evolution, song

What do nymphs, pan pipes and bird song have in common?

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11th June 2018

Beavers facilitate Teals at different scales

Posted in: breeding, habitat, wetlands

Favouring beavers promotes biodiversity, including waterbirds

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4th June 2018

Yellowhammers tweet with regional hashtags

Posted in: bird song, citizen science

Citizen scientists help to map regional birdsong dialects across Europe

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30th May 2018

Is life longer in the tropics?

Posted in: survival, tropical birds

Forest passerine survival rates go down with increasing latitude

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21st May 2018

What’s a mountain?

Posted in: alpine birds, climate change

Which species are ‘mountain birds’ and what is their status in a fast-changing environment?

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