Dr Daniel Hayhow

Conservation Scientist, Conservation Science

Background

I work on a wide range of monitoring projects. On an annual basis I am usually responsible for designing, managing and analysing results from one or more national bird surveys, (most recently - golden eagle, chough and dotterel). In addition I am involved in monitoring programmes on two of the RSPB's landscape-scale projects - Futurescapes (including lowland wet grassland breeding wader surveys) and target areas for RSPB advisory work (farm advice focus areas). I also lead on production of the annual State of UK's birds report with a group of partner organisations.

Periodically I am involved in other work in the Species Monitoring and Research section and during 2015 I led on production of the State of Nature 2016 report with more than 50 partner organisations.

Communicating findings of surveys and other national monitoring schemes is a large part of my role and I regularly liaise with our media team and partner organisations. I also play an active role in communications in the department by establishing an internet-based workspace "ECOSTAT" for better sharing of statistical knowledge and expertise between colleagues.

External Activities

  • 2011 to present: BirdTrack steering group member

Contact

Daniel Hayhow

Dr Daniel Hayhow

Conservation Scientist, Conservation Science

The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL

daniel.hayhow@rspb.org.uk

@DBHayhow

Specialisms

Agriculture Identifying problems Protected areas UK species Upland

Selected Publications

State of Nature 2016

The State of Nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories.

RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Fiona Burns
Authors
State of Nature partnership
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The state of the UK's birds 2015

The state of the UK’s birds 2015 (SUKB), is the 16th edition of this annual report. It provides a one-stop shop for all the latest results from annual, periodic and one-off surveys and monitoring programmes.

Date
10 November 2015
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Alex Bond, Simon Wotton
Authors
Hayhow DB, Bond AL, Eaton MA, Grice PV, Hall C, Hall J, Harris SJ, Hearn RD, Holt CA, Noble DG, Stroud DA and Wotton S
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UK UK species

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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Dotterel UK UK species

State of the UK's Birds 2014

This is the 15th The state of the UK's birds (SUKB) report. Published in 2014, it contains results from annual, periodic and one-off surveys and studies from as recently as 2013. It draws on many sources of information to give an up-to-date overview of the health of bird populations in the UK and its Overseas Territories.

Date
16 October 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Simon Wotton, Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Steffen Oppel, Nick Wilkinson
Authors
RSPB
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International UK UK species

The status of the Hen Harrier, Circus cyaneus, in the UK and Isle of Man in 2010

The fourth national survey of Hen Harrier showed that the population in the UK and the Isle of Man declined significantly between 2004 and 2010. To estimate the size of the breeding Hen Harrier population (with associated 95% confidence...

Date
03 October 2013
RSPB Authors
Dr Daniel Hayhow, Dr Mark Eaton, Dr Steven Ewing, Dr Innes Sim
Authors
Hayhow, D.B., Eaton, M.A., Bladwell, S., Etheridge, B., Ewing, S.R., Ruddock, M., Saunders, R., Sharpe, C., Sim, I.M.W. & Stevenson, A.
Published in
Bird Study
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Hen harrier UK Identifying problems