Publications

The NERF Annual review(s) are available to purchase or download by clicking on the relevant thumbnail

**Online Versions of the Annual NERF reports have had some identified errors corrected **

NERF Annual Review – 2017 – Click the thumbnail to download.

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Foreword by Paul Irving.
Overview of 2017, with sections on habitat, conservation, monitoring, persecution and black hole species.
Species reports for all raptors and owls present or breeding in the NERF area in 2017.

Monitoring and productivity graphs, ring recovery data.
With many colour photographs throughout.

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NERF Annual Review – 2016 – Click the thumbnail to download.

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Foreword by Alan Heavisides.
Overview of 2016, with sections on habitat, conservation, monitoring, persecution and black hole species.
Species reports for all raptors and owls present or breeding in the NERF area in 2016.

Monitoring and productivity graphs, ring recovery data.
With many colour photographs throughout.

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NERF Annual Review – 2015 – Click the thumbnail to download.

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Foreword by Ian Carter.
Overview of 2015, with sections on habitat, conservation, monitoring, persecution and black hole species.
Species reports for all raptors and owls present or breeding in the NERF area in 2015.

Monitoring and productivity graphs, ring recovery data.
With many colour photographs throughout.

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NERF Annual Review – 2014 – Click the thumbnail to download.

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Dedicated to the memory of Mick Carroll

Foreword by Dawn Balmer.
Overview of 2014, with sections on habitat, conservation, monitoring, persecution and black hole species.
Species reports for all raptors and owls present or breeding in the NERF area in 2014.
Monitoring and productivity graphs, ring recovery data.
With many colour photographs throughout.

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 NERF Annual Review – 2013 – Click the thumbnail to download.

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Foreword by Andre Farrar.
Overview of 2013, with sections on habitat, conservation, monitoring, persecution and black hole species.
Species reports for all raptors and owls present or breeding in the NERF area in 2013.
Bird Crime Report 2013 by Bob Elliot
Monitoring and productivity graphs, ring recovery data.
With many colour photographs throughout.

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NERF Annual Review  2012 – Click on the thumbnail to download

NERF 2012 report

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Foreword by Bob Elliot.
Overview of 2012, with sections on habitat, conservation, monitoring, persecution and black hole species.
Species reports for all 23 raptors and owls present or breeding in the NERF area in 2012.
Bird Crime Report 2012 by Guy Shorrock
Monitoring and productivity graphs, ring recovery data.
With many colour photographs throughout.

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NERF Annual Review 2011 – Click thumbnail to download

NERF 2011 report

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Foreword by Mark Holling.
Overview of 2011, with sections on habitat, conservation, monitoring, persecution and black hole species.
Species reports for all raptors and owls present or breeding in the NERF area in 2011
Articles on the diet of urban Peregrines, Raven-Peregrine interaction, the 2010 winters’ effect on Barn Owls, the NE Breeding Red Kite Report, and Birdcrime 2011.
Monitoring and productivity graphs, ring recovery data.
With many colour photographs throughout.

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NERF Annual Review 2010

Cover of annual review 2010

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Contains a full review of NERF activities for the year including species accounts for 23 raptors in Northern England. The publication also contains a number of short articles relating to birds of prey in the region such as a review of bird crime, results from the 2008 national Merlin survey, raptor demography and more.

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NERF Annual Review 2009

Cover of annual review 2009

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The first annual review produced by NERF. In addition to species accounts there are several short articles on raptor issues.

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Journal articles

NERF has contributed data to the following recent articles:

Arjun, A., Court, I.R., Davison, M., Downing, S., Grimshaw, T., Pickford, T. and Raw, D. (2012) Linking nest histories, remotely sensed land use data and wildlife crime records to explore the impact of grouse moor management on peregrine falcon populations, Biological Conservation, 145 (1) pp 86-94.
DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2011.10.014.

Ewing, S.R., Rebecca, G.W., Heavisides, A., Court, I.R., Lindleye, P., Ruddockf, M., Coheng, S. and Eaton, M.A. (2011) Breeding status of Merlins Falco columbarius in the UK in 2008, Bird Study , 58 (4), pp379-389.
DOI:10.1080/00063657.2011.606497

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