Edward Cowley

The Sand Martin in Britain

About me


Cowley started his Study of the Sand Martin Riparia riparia in August 1964 in Nottinghamshire, England, ending his 'hands on fieldwork' there in 1992.
He then carried on with a 'hands off' observational study in Scotland from 1992 to the present.
He has been the Adviser to The Sand Martin Trust in Scotland since its founding in 2000.
He feels that the behaviour of the Sand Martin in Britain and Western Europe could be given more emphasis on EOL and has the videos to provide this.
Peer reviewed papers from the Nottinghamshire Study in British Trust for Ornithology Journals:
Cowley, E. 1979. Sand Martin population trends in Britain, 1965-1978 Bird Study 26:113-116
Cowley, E. 1983. Multi-brooding and mate infidelity in the Sand Martin.Bird Study 30:1-7
Cowley, E. 1999. Sand Martin Riparia Riparia - male or female? Ringing & Migration 19:205-209
Cowley, E. 2001. June broods are of greatest benefit to Sand Martins Riparia riparia. Ringing & Migration 20:202-208
Cowley, E. and Siriwardena, G.M. 2005. Long-term variation in survival rates of Sand Martins Riparia riparia: dependence on breeding and wintering ground weather, age and sex, and their population consequences. Bird Study 52:237-251
Cowley, E. 2009. Kirkcudbright, Scotland. Sand Martin artificial breeding sites. This book is used throughout Europe.

My info

Full name
Edward Cowley
Username
Edward Cowley
I am
an educator
Curator level
Full Curator

Activity

32 objects curated
8 taxa curated
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Curator qualifications

Credentials

Peer reviewed papers from Cowley's Nottinghamshire Study of the Sand Martin Riparia riparia in British Trust for Ornithology Journals:
Cowley, E. 1979. Sand Martin population trends in Britain, 1965-1978 Bird Study 26:113-116
Cowley, E. 1983. Multi-brooding and mate infidelity in the Sand Martin.Bird Study 30:1-7
Cowley, E. 1999. Sand Martin Riparia Riparia - male or female? Ringing & Migration 19:205-209
Cowley, E. 2001. June broods are of greatest benefit to Sand Martins Riparia riparia. Ringing & Migration 20:202-208
Cowley, E. and Siriwardena, G.M. 2005. Long-term variation in survival rates of Sand Martins Riparia riparia:  dependence on breeding and wintering ground weather, age and sex, and their population consequences. Bird Study 52:237-251
Cowley, E. Sand Martin artificial breeding sites, 2009.   This book is used throughout Europe but is only supplied by the Author to those the author decides are suitable.

Curation scope
The behaviour of the Sand Martin Riparia riparia in Britain and the provision of suitable artificial breeding sites.