Publications for Simon Wotton

The status of breeding woodlarks Lullula arborea in Britain in 2006

Capsule There have been marked increases (88%) in the breeding population and breeding range (46%) of Woodlarks in Britain between 1997 and 2006. Aims To provide an accurate assessment of the population...

Date
19 October 2009
RSPB Authors
Dr Mark Eaton, Simon Wotton
Authors
Conway, G., Wotton, S., Henderson, I., Eaton, M., Drewitt, A. & Spencer, J.
Published in
Bird Study
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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