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Migratory Birds: their ecology and conservation

The proceedings of the BOU’s 2011 Annual Conference supported by

BTO, JNCC, RSPB, University of Edinburgh and University of Sheffield

 

CONFERENCE RESOLUTION

A resolution from the conference formed part of BirdLife International’s presentation (Migratory Landbirds in the African-Eurasian Region) to the 17th meeting of the Scientific Council of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), Bergen, Norway, 17-18 November.

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PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE

 

The ecology of bird migration patterns
Ian Newton

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Long-term population declines of Palearctic passerine migrant birds: a signal from the Sahel?
Bruno A. Walther, Adriaan Van Niekerk & Carsten Rahbek

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Migratory birds: current knowledge - future perspectives
Franz Bairlein

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Getting to the Arctic on time: adaptive resource management of Horseshoe Crabs to protect migrating Red Knot
Nigel A. Clark, Phil W. Atkinson, Jacquie Clark, Simon Gillings & Robert A. Robinson

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The role of exo- and endogenous parameters on departure decisions of a long-distance migratory passerine
Miren Andueza, Juan Arizaga, Eduardo Belda & Emilio Barba

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Urbanization effects on migration behaviour of short-distance migratory birds
Mikkel Willemoes Kristensen & Kasper thorup

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Drivers of population trends in Willow Warblers in the UK
Catriona A. Morisson, Robert A. Robinson, Jacquie Clark & Jennifer A. Gill

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Food supply and breeding productivity: a possible mechanism linking migratory bird populations and climate change
Adam Seward, Rob Thomas, Colin Beale, Lucy Gilbert & Hefin Jones

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Migratory bird conservation at the flyway scale: approaches to practical implementation in Africa-Eurasia
Tim Stowe, Leon Bennun, Nicola Crockford, Richard Grimmett, Vicky Jones & Danaë Sheehan

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Trade-offs between shorter migration and warmer winters: carry-over effects of winter site choice in migratory shorebirds
José A. Alves, Tomas G. Gunnarsson, Daniel Hayhow, Peter M. Potts, William J. Sutherland & Jennifer A. Gill

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Cues and the optimal timing of migration under environmental changes
Silke Bauer & Lucas Jenni

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Population-level responses of migratory birds to environmental change
Jennifer Gill

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Migratory birds and climatic change
Brian Huntley, Michael Brooks &ÔÇâNathalie Doswald

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Evolution does not optimize – should we?
Hanna Kokko

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Studying birds in the context of the annual cycle: carry-over effects and seasonal interactions
Peter P. Marra

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Can we study the winter distribution of Aquatic Warblers with feather isotope analyses?
Steffen Oppel, Deborah J. Pain, Jeremy Lindsell, Lars Lachmann, Ibrahima Diop, Cosima Tegetmeyer, Paul F. Donald, Guy Anderson, Christopher G. R. Bowden, Franziska Tanneberger & Martin Flade

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Large scale patterns of demography in Palearctic warblers
Rob Robinson, Sarah Eglington & Ali Johnston

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Who is who? - Olivaceous Warblers in West Africa
Volker Salewski

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Assessing the migration routes of the Sociable Lapwing using historical records and satellite telemetry
Rob D. Sheldon, Johannes Kamp, Maxim Koshkin & Paul F. Donald

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Hundreds of ringers and one million of Swallows: large-scale joint efforts to unravel the journeys of a symbol of migration
Fernando Spina

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Stable isotopes and the ecology of bird migration
Ellie Yohannes

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EU Species Action Plan for the Corncrake
Norbert Schïffer & Boris Barov

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Policy perspectives: what will migrant birds need in the future?
Ian Bainbridge

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The science and the art of international action planning for migratory birds
Tim Jones

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ABSTRACTS OF POSTERS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE

 

The benefit of early Arctic snowmelt for Pink-footed Geese
Helen Anderson, Tom Godfrey, Sarah Woodin, Christiaane Hübner & René van der Wal

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Migratory bird stopover physiology: comparison of an urban and a rural site
Rachel B. Bricklin & J. Alan Clark

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Which habitats are important for retaining territorial Turtle Doves in the UK?
Jenny C Dunn & Tony J Morris

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The White Stork Project of Hiddensee Bird Ringing Center, Germany
Ute Eggers, Ulrich Köppen & Dieter Wallschlïger

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Pacific traveller - the epic migration of the Long-tailed Cuckoo
Brian Gill

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Investigating the decline of the wood warbler in Western Atlantic Oakwoods
John W. Mallord, Andrew Cristinacce, Christopher J. Orsman & Elisabeth C. Charman

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Reed and Sedge Warblers autumn migration at Lake Pape, Latvia - comparison of morphometric analyses from the late 1980s to the late 2000s
M─ürtiłåłí Briedis

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Do meteorological conditions explain new migratory routes? The case of the autumn migration of the Eurasian Crane in Italy
T. Mingozzi, P. Storino, G. Venuto, G. Alessandria, E. Arcamone, S. Urso, L. Ruggieri, L. Massetti & A. Massolo

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The magnitude and timing of migration by soaring storks and raptors in the Straits of Gibraltar: an updated study
Alejandro Onrubia, Gonzalo Mu├▒oz, Antonio Roman Mu├▒oz, Andres de la Cruz, Luis Barrios& Ian Newton

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Effects of miniaturized geolocators on parental care and quality of offspring of Barn Swallow in Southern Switzerland
Chiara Scandolara, Felix Liechti, Arianna Rossi, Giovanni Sgarbi & Nicola Saino

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The ecology and morphological adaptations of Oriental Honey-buzzards
Holly Sievwright & Hiroyoshi Higuchi

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The effect of weather conditions on the migration route of Grey-faced Buzzards breeding in Japan
Shoko Sugasawa, Noriyuki Yamaguchi & Hiroyoshi Higuchi

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Seasonal and annual shifts in the moulting ecology of Black-necked Grebes as revealed using stable isotopes
Nico Varo, Juan A. Amat, Cristina Ramo, Andy Green & Marta Sánchez

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The response of Light-vented Bulbul to global warming in China
Longying Wen, Huigen He & Naifa Liu

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Effectiveness of an Important Bird Area for the conservation of wintering passerines: a case-study of Mole National Park in Ghana
Robbert Wolf

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Migratory Birds, a conference organised by Helen Baker (JNCC), Danaë Sheehan (RSPB), Jacquie Clark (BTO), Karl Evans (University of Sheffield), Peter Jones (Edinburgh University), Phil Atkinson (BTO), Steve Dudley (BOU) and Angela Langford (BOU) on behalf of the British Ornithologists' Union.

The BOU is grateful to the individual speakers and their respective organisations for presenting their work at the conference.

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