Andrew Stanbury

Conservation Scientist, Conservation Science

Background

As a Conservation Scientist in the Species Monitoring and Research Section, I’m mainly engaged with setting up, coordinating and analysing large-scale surveys. I have been involved a broad range of projects including:

  • Running the RSPB component of the recent Breeding Waders of English Upland Farmland Survey
  • National cirl bunting, ring ouzel and dotterel surveys
  • Single species research to understand the causes of hawfinch decline in the UK
  • Studies into common crane ecology in the UK
  • Prioritising islands in the UK for the removal of non-native vertebrates
  • Breeding bird surveys on Salisbury Plain Training Area, Dartmoor and Exmoor

I am experienced in a wide range of ornithological fieldwork, particularly breeding bird survey, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), nest finding and radio-telemetry. I'm currently carrying out an IUCN red-list assessment for birds in Great Britain and helping to coordinate the Beached Bird Surveys.

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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Specialisms

New methods and technologies UK species Upland Woodland

Selected Publications

Changes in moorland and heathland bird abundance in southwest England in relation to environmental change

Capsule: Population changes of many moorland and heathland birds in southwest England show associations with environmental change, and the area supports notable breeding populations of species of conservation...

Date
03 October 2016
RSPB Authors
Dr Innes Sim, Dr David Douglas
Authors
Sim, I.M.W., Stanbury, A.J., Tománková, I. & Douglas, D.J.T.
Published in
Bird Study 63: 543-553
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England UK species

Breeding season habitat associations and population declines of British Hawfinches Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Capsule: At both landscape and local scales, breeding persistence in a declining Hawfinch population was greatest where broadleaved woodland cover was high, while at a fine scale, nest sites were associated with openings in the woodland canopy.

Date
03 June 2015
RSPB Authors
Will Kirby, Paul Bellamy
Authors
Kirby, W.B., Bellamy, P.E., Stanbury, A.J., Bladon, A.J., Grice, P.V. & Gillings, S.
Published in
Bird Study
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Hawfinch Woodland

The status of the Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus in the UK in 2012

Capsule: There were up to 6348 Ring Ouzel territories in the UK in 2012.Aims: To produce estimates of the size of the Ring Ouzel breeding population in the UK and its constituent countries.Methods: A stratified random selection of tetrads was surveyed within...

Date
02 May 2016
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Dr Mark Eaton
Authors
Wotton, S.R., Stanbury, A.J., Douse, A. & Eaton, M.A.
Published in
Bird Study 63: 155-164
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UK UK species

The changing status of the common crane in the UK

The Common Crane Grus grus was a familiar part of the UK avifauna up to the sixteenth century, although there are some uncertainties over its former status. There is more evidence that Cranes wintered...

Date
01 August 2011
Authors
Stanbury, A. & the UK Crane Working Group
Published in
British Birds
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Crane UK UK species

The status of the cirl bunting in the UK in 2009

A team of authors from the RSPB report on a national survey of breeding Cirl Buntings in 2009, which recorded an estimated 862 territories in 136 occupied tetrads. These were confined largely to south...

Date
15 December 2010
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Stanbury, A., Davies, M., Grice, P., Gregory, R. & Wotton, S.
Published in
British Birds
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Cirl bunting UK Identifying problems