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30th May 2019

The Janet Kear Union Medal

Posted in: awards, BOU, Community, members, News

Mike G. Wilson BOU Council is delighted to announce the awarding of the Janet Kear Union Medal to Mike G. Wilson. For over twenty years Mike has given outstanding service to the Union as editor of the IBIS book reviews. He retired from this voluntary role at the end of 2018. Mike’s contribution to ornithology […]

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30th May 2019

Soaring over Scotland

Posted in: birds of prey, flight, gps tags, habitat selection, News, raptors

Golden Eagles prefer particular slopes to gain altitude

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28th May 2019

The Janet Kear Union Medal

Posted in: awards, BOU, Community, members, News

Steve Dudley explains the concept behind our new medal and its renaming to recognise a truly great BOU member

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20th May 2019

Estimating bird abundance using automated recorders

Posted in: acoustic monitoring, monitoring, passive monitoring

Is it possible to infer terrestrial bird abundance using acoustic monitoring?

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16th May 2019

Big Brother is watching who?

Posted in: awards, BOU, breeding, cameras, ECR, fieldwork, IBIS, nesting success, News

Use of cameras provides insights into nest survival of Snowy Plovers

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13th May 2019

Moving the eggs, reallocating the warmth

Posted in: eggs, incubation

Is hatching asynchrony adjustable by egg repositioning during incubation?

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6th May 2019

Battle of the sexes

Posted in: competition, island birds, morphological niche, sexual dimorphism

Niche contraction in females but not males in high density island populations

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2nd May 2019

Mixed Broods

Posted in: breeding, brood parasitism, cuckoos, fledgling survival, nest monitoring, News, species interactions

How do Common Cuckoos and Common Redstarts perform after sharing a nest?

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29th April 2019

Nesting in a degraded cloud forest

Posted in: cooperative breeding, forest birds, habitat degradation, nest predation, nesting, tropical birds

Placid Greenbuls show flexible nesting behaviour in a degraded cloud forest

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22nd April 2019

The perks of being a mainland species on an oceanic island

Posted in: island birds, islands, population dynamics, raptors, tropical birds

What does seasonal population matrix modelling reveal for the Red‐tailed Hawk in Puerto Rico?

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18th April 2019

Are Burrowing Owls stuck in an ecological trap?

Posted in: agriculture, breeding, Disturbance, fledglings, habitat selection, News

Exploring the influence of agriculture on nesting success.

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8th April 2019

Herring Gull habits

Posted in: behaviour, bio-logging, foraging, gps tags, Seabirds

Why some Herring Gulls stay where they are, while others move around

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4th April 2019

A South American symphony

Posted in: bioacoustics, bird song, forest birds, News

How natural selection shapes the sounds diversity in a Brazilian bird assemblage.

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2nd April 2019

Reflections from our new President

Posted in: BOU, Community, Conferences, early career, early-career researcher, ECR, News

Juliet Vickery shares her thoughts on the BOU as she takes up the Presidency

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1st April 2019

Constrained to roam by your breeding neighbour

Posted in: aseasonal, tracking, tropical birds

What influences the home range of tropical Red-capped Larks in a habitat devoid of any seasonality?

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25th March 2019

Regular overland migration of Arctic Terns

Posted in: geolocator, Migration, Seabirds, tracking

Arctic Terns migrate on a global scale and marine routes can take second place to overland migration

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21st March 2019

Where did the trogons come from?

Posted in: biodiversity, demography, diversification, DNA sequencing, evolution, News, palaeontology, phylogeny

Genetic study traces the origins of this tropical bird family

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18th March 2019

Mute Swans and lead poisoning

Posted in: lead poisoning, population recovery, wetlands

Mute Swan numbers recovered after anglers lead use was restricted

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