Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

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I work as a Senior Conservation Scientist at the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science where I lead on science work aimed at understanding the causes of decline of many Afro-Palaearctic migrants. I manage field projects studying several declining species in the UK and Western Africa. Much of this work links populations and demographic patterns with tracking data.

I am also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter where I conduct independent and collaborative research centered around a 64 year hole-nesting bird dataset. I set up and run PiedFly.Net, a citizen science project that coordinates hole-nesting bird and phenology monitoring across Britain