Do protected areas benefit birds and butterflies?  -  Dr Ailidh Barnes 

Ailidh Barnes is in the BTO Monitoring Research Team and works on a wide range of projects related to understanding change in populations of birds and other taxa, and the effectiveness of protected areas.

Her work encompasses analysis of abundance and distribution data from the BTO's major volunteer recording schemes (e.g. BBS and BirdTrack) and comprehensive literature searches on particular issues such as the impact of invertebrate declines, the importance of habitat recording and the study of non-native species.

 

This new paper, published on World Curlew Day on 21 April 2022, describes the current and historical status of the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata in an area of 1200 square kilometres centred on Banbury.   Click here to link to the paper Read more ...

A survey where observers are each given a randomly selected 1km square and record all species and numbers of each for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon. Read more ...

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