Andrew Stanbury

Conservation Scientist, Conservation Science

Background

As a Conservation Scientist in our Monitoring section, I regularly lead large-scale site or species surveys, as well as undertaking single species research project to investigate causes of decline. I have also worked on species status assessments and co-authored the 2019 State of Nature report. Current and previous research include:

  • The next Birds of Conservation Concern, due to be published around the end of 2021.
  • Investigating the causes of whinchat decline in the UK.
  • Led the regional IUCN red-list assessment for birds in Great Britain.
  • Prioritising islands in the UK for the removal of non-native vertebrates.
  • Past national snow bunting, cirl bunting, ring ouzel and dotterel surveys.
  • Studies into hawfinch and common crane ecology in the UK.
  • Breeding bird surveys on Salisbury Plain Training Area, Dartmoor and Exmoor
  • The Beached Bird Survey.

I am experienced in a wide range of ornithological fieldwork, particularly breeding bird survey, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), nest finding and radio-telemetry.

Contact

Andrew Stanbury

Andrew Stanbury

Conservation Scientist, Conservation Science

The Lodge Potton Road Sandy Bedfordshire SG19 2DL

andrew.stanbury@rspb.org.uk

@ajstanbury

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Selected Publications

The risk of extinction for birds in Great Britain

Over the last 20 years, species priorities for bird conservation in the UK have been guided by the in-depth 'Birds of Conservation Concern' assessments. For other wildlife, priorities tend to be informed by measures of extinction risk, generated by the IUCN Regional Red List process

Date
02 January 2017
RSPB Authors
Andrew Stanbury, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Stanbury, Andrew Brown, Andy Eaton, Mark Aebischer, Nicholas Gillings, Simon Hearn, Richard Noble, David Stroud, David Gregory, Richard Powell, Dan
Published in
British Birds 110: 502-517.
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The State of Nature 2019

The State of Nature report 2019 presents an overview of how wildlife is faring in the UK and its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. Additionally, it assesses the pressures that are acting on nature, and the responses being made, collectively, to counter these pressures

Date
07 October 2019
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Fiona Burns, Andrew Stanbury, Will Kirby, Dr Joelene Hughes
Authors
Hayhow, Daniel Eaton, Mark Burns, Fiona Stanbury, Andrew Kirby, Will Bailey, Neil Beckmann, Björn C. Bedford, Jacob Boersch-Supan, Philipp Coomber, Frazer Dennis, Emily Dolman, Sarah Dunn, Euan Hall, Jonathan Harrower, Colin Hatfield, Jack Hawley, Jenny Haysom, Karen Hughes, Joelene Symes, Nigel
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Prioritising islands in the United Kingdom and crown dependencies for the eradication of invasive alien vertebrates and rodent biosecurity

Invasive alien vertebrates (IAVs) pose a significant threat to island biodiversity worldwide, and their removal is an important nature conservation management goal. As methods advance, eradications from larger islands and of multiple species simultaneously are increasingly undertaken. Effective targeting to maximise...

Date
01 February 2017
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Steffen Oppel
Authors
Stanbury, A., Thomas, S., Aegerter, J., Brown, A., Bullock, D.J., Eaton, M., Lock, L., Luxmoore, R., Roy, S., Whitaker, S. & Oppel, S.
Published in
European Journal of Wildlife Research 63
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Nest survival, causes of failure and productivity of British Hawfinches Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Capsule: Nest success rate of Hawfinches Coccothraustes coccothraustes within our study areas averaged 36% across five seasons, a level unlikely to be driving population declines and considerably higher than was suggested by recent estimates from the long-term Nest Record Scheme.Aims: To investigate potential habitat correlates...

Date
03 September 2018
RSPB Authors
Will Kirby, Andrew Stanbury, Paul Bellamy
Authors
Kirby, W.B., Stanbury, A.J., Lewis, J., Smith, D.L., Cross, A.V., Grice, P.V. & Bellamy, P.E.
Published in
Bird Study 65 (3): 279-289
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Changes in the abundance and distribution of a montane bird, the Dotterel, in the UK over 25 years

Capsule: The number of Dotterel breeding in the UK declined by 57% between 1987/88 and 2011, from 980 to 423 breeding males; there has been a contraction of the species’ geographical range as well as declining numbers on core sites.

Date
22 September 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Steven Ewing, Dr Mark Eaton
Authors
Hayhow, D.B., Ewing, S.R., Baxter, A., Douse, A., Stanbury, A., Whitfield, D.P. & Eaton, M.A
Published in
Bird Study
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