Publications for Simon Wotton

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

Waterbirds in the UK 2012/13: The Wetland Bird Survey

Th is is the 32nd annual report of the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS), produced in conjunction with an online report at www.bto.org/webs-reporting. WeBS is the principal scheme for monitoring the UK’s wintering waterbird populations...

Date
30 July 2014
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton
Authors
Austin, G.E., Calbrade, N.A., Mellan, H.J., Musgrove, A.J., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Holt, C.A.,
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UK Waders UK species

Eurasian Bittern distribution and abundance in the UK during the 2009/10 winter

By collating records from a number of sources, primarily via BirdGuides, BirdTrack and county bird recorders, it was found that there were a minimum of 600 wintering Eurasian Bitterns Botaurus stellar...

Date
02 November 2011
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Wotton, S., Grantham, M., Moran, N. & Gilbert, G.
Published in
British Birds
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Bittern UK UK species

Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus and woodlark Lullula arborea – recovering species in Britain?

The Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus and Woodlark Lullula arborea are identified as species of conservation concern at both a UK and a European level on account of historical declines in their population...

Date
23 November 2007
RSPB Authors
Dr Rowena Langston, Simon Wotton, Dr John Mallord
Authors
Langston, R.H.W., Wotton, S.R., Conway, G.J., Wright, L.J., Mallord, J.W., Currie, F.A., Drewitt, A.L., Grice, P.V., Hoccom, D.G. & Symes, N.
Published in
Ibis
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Nightjar Woodlark UK UK species

Overwinter population estimates of British waterbirds

In total, over 12.5 million waterbirds occur in Britain during the winter. Estimates of the numbers of non-breeding waterbirds visiting Britain are important for the birds’ conservation, both for status...

Date
08 July 2011
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton
Authors
Musgrove, A.J., Ausin, G..E., Hearn, R.D., Holt, C.A., Stroud, D.A. & Wotton, S.R.
Published in
British Birds
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UK Identifying problems UK species

Synergies between site protection and agri-environment schemes for the conservation of waders on lowland wet grasslands

Two conservation strategies have been put in place in Europe to address precipitous population declines of wading birds that breed on lowland wet grasslands. These are site protection and agri-environment schemes (AESs) and the two ...

Date
04 April 2014
RSPB Authors
Dr Jennifer Smart, Prof Richard Gregory, Simon Wotton
Authors
Smart, J., Wotton, S., Dillion, R., Cooke, I.A., Diack, A.I., Drewitt, I., Grice, A.L., Gregory, P.V. & Richard D.
Published in
Ibis
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Curlew Lapwing Redshank Snipe England UK species

Boom or bust - a sustainable future for reedbeds and Bitterns?

This article brings together the latest information on the state and future of the UK Bittern Botaurus stellaris population. It also highlights the pressures facing the Suffolk coast and the implications this has for the UK Bittern population...

Date
01 January 2009
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Prof Richard Gregory, Dr Gillian Gilbert
Authors
Wotton, S., Brown, A., Burn, A., Cunningham, R., Dodd, A., Droy, N., Gilbert, G., Rees, S., White, G. & Gregory, R.
Published in
British Wildlife
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Bittern UK UK species

Correlates of the change in Ring Ouzel

Capsule The change was correlated with environmental, habitat and management variables. Aims To identify factors correlated with a population decline and range contraction between 1988-91 and 1999. Me...

Date
01 January 2003
RSPB Authors
Dr Graeme Buchanan, Simon Wotton
Authors
Buchanan, G. M. and colleagues
Published in
Bird Study
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Ring ouzel Scotland UK species Upland

Modelling habitat selection and distribution of the critically endangered Jerdon's courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus in scrub jungle: an application of a new tracking method

Jerdon's courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus is a nocturnally active cursorial bird that is only known to occur in a small area of scrub jungle in Andhra Pradesh, India, and is listed as critically endagered...

Date
07 April 2004
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Prof Rhys Green
Authors
Jeganathan, P., Green, R.E., Norris, K., Vogiatzakis, I.N., Bartsch, A., Wotton, S.R., Bowden, C.G.R., Griffiths, G.H., Pain, D. & Rahmani, A.R.
Published in
Journal of Applied Ecology
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International Jerdon's courser International species

The state of the UK's birds 2016

The state of the UK’s birds 2016 (SUKB), is the 17th 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, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Hayhow DB, Bond AL, Eaton MA, Wotton S and Gregory R
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UK UK species