Publications for Simon Wotton

The status of the cirl bunting in Britain and the Channel Islands in 2003

A full survey of the breeding Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus population in Britain and the Channel Islands was undertaken in 2003. An estimated 697 territories were recorded in 118 tetrads, all in Devon. This represents an increase of 54%...

Date
01 August 2004
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Prof Richard Gregory
Authors
Wotton, S., Rylands, K., Grice ,P., Smallshire, D. & Gregory, R.
Published in
British Birds
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Cirl bunting 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

Threatened species surveys in the Gola Forest Reserves, Sierra Leone

This report gives details of two RSPB sabbatical projects in Gola Forest, Sierra Leone, from 17 October 2006 to 21 January 2007. The projects were organized through the Gola Forest Programme, a joint project between the Conservation Society...

Date
08 December 2009
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Dr Guy Anderson, Dr Tony Morris
Authors
Wotton, S., Morris, T., Anderson, G. & Shorrock, G.
Published in
Ibis
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International International species Tropical forests

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

The Cetti's Warbler in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands in 1996

Date
01 January 1998
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton, Dr David Gibbons
Authors
Wotton, S. and colleagues
Published in
British Birds
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Cetti's warbler UK Identifying problems UK species

The influence of climate and topography in patterns of territory establishment in a range-expanding bird

The Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata has recently expanded its range northwards and upwards in the UK, consistent with the hypothesis that this cold-sensitive species has responded to a warming climate....

Date
22 February 2011
RSPB Authors
Dr Richard Bradbury, Simon Wotton
Authors
Bradbury, R.B., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Wotton, S.R., Conway, G.J. & Grice, P.V.
Published in
Ibis
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Dartford warbler UK Climate change Protected areas

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

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

Use of environmental stratification to derive non-breeding population estimates of dispersed waterbirds in Great Britain

Population estimates provide a baseline to inform conservation and management decisions. In this paper, we present a novel method to derive non-breeding population estimates of waterbirds...

Date
01 November 2015
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton
Authors
Mendez, V., Austin, G.E., Musgrove, A.J., Ross-Smith, V.H., Hearn, R.D., Stroud, D.A., Wotton, S.R. & Holt, C.A.
Published in
Journal for Nature Conservation 28: 56-66
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International Marine

Waterbirds in the UK 2014-2015

Date
11 May 2016
RSPB Authors
Simon Wotton
Authors
BTO, JNCC, RSPB, and WWT
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UK Marine