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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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17th March 2019

Highlights from the latest issue of IBIS

Posted in: breeding biology, climate change, IBIS, Seabirds

The editors’ picks from our latest issue

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15th March 2019

Desert Island Books

Posted in: desert island books, News

BOU member Peter Wilkinson shares his favourite books

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