Published Work


Phillips, JA, Banks, AN, Bolton, M, Brereton, T, Cazenave, P, Gillies, N, Padget, O, van der Kooij, J, Waggitt, J, & Guilford, T.  (in press) Consistent concentrations of critically endangered Balearic shearwaters in UK waters revealed by at-sea surveys. Ecology and Evolution.

Syposz, M, Padget, O, Wynn, J, Gillies, N, Fayet, A, & Guilford, T. (in press) “An assay to investigate factors influencing initial orientation in nocturnally fledging seabirds.” Journal of Avian Biology.


Clairbaux M, Cheung W, Mathewson P, Porter W, Courbin N, Fort F, Strøm H, Moe B, Fauchald P, Descamps S, Helgason H, Bråthen V, Merkel B, Anker-Nilssen T, Chastel O, Christensen-Dalsgaard S, Danielsen J, Daunt F, Dehnhard N, Erikstad KE, Ezhov A, Gavrilo M, Krasnov Y, Langset M, Lorentsen S-H, Newell M, Olsen B, Reiertsen T, Systad G, Thórarinsson T, Baran M, Diamond A, Fayet A, Fitzsimmons M, Frederiksen M, Gilchrist H, Guilford T, Huffeldt N, Jessopp M, Johannsen K, Kouwenberg A, Linnebjerg J, McFarlane Tranquilla L, Mallory M, Merkel MF, Montevecchi W, Mosbech A, Petersen A, Grémillet D. (in press) Meeting Paris agreement objectives will temper seabird winter distribution shifts in the North Atlantic Ocean. Global Change Biology.

J. Wynn, J. Collet, A. Prudor, A. Corbeau, O. Padget, T. Guilford and H. Weimerskirch. (2020) Young frigatebirds learn how to compensate for wind drift. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 287:20201970 .

C. Perrins, O. Padget, M. O’Connell, R. Brown, B. Büche, G. Eagle, J. Roden, E. Stubbings & M. Wood. (in press) A census of breeding Manx shearwaters on the Pembrokeshire Islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Midland in 2018. Seabird.

N. Gillies, A. L. Fayet, O. Padget, M. Syposz, J. Wynn, S. Bond, J. Evry, H. Kirk, A. Shoji, B. Dean, R. Freeman & T. Guilford. (2020) Short-term behavioural impact contrasts with long-term fitness consequences of biologging in a long-lived seabird. Scientific Reports, 10, 15056.

J. Wynn, O. Padget, H. Mouritsen, C. Perrins and T. Guilford. (2020) Natal imprinting to the Earth’s magnetic field in a pelagic seabird. Current Biology

F. Ventura, J.P. Granadeiro, O. Padget and P. Catry. (2020) Gadfly petrels use knowledge of the windscape, not memorised foraging patches, to optimise foraging trips on ocean-wide scales. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Fayet, Annette L., Erpur Snær Hansen, and Dora Biro. (2019) Evidence of tool use in a seabird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Austin, R.E., Wynn, R.B., Votier, S.C., Trueman, C., McMinn, M., Rodriguez, A., Suberg, L., Maurice, L., Newton, J., Genovart, M., Peron, C., Gremillet, D. and Guilford, T. (2019) Patterns of at-sea behaviour at a hybrid zone between two threatened species. Scientific Reports.

Kobylkov, D., Wynn, J., Winklhofer, M., Chetverikova, R., Xu, J., Hiscock, H., Hore, P.J. and Mouritsen, H. 2019. Electromagnetic 0.1–100 kHz noise does not disrupt orientation in a night-migrating songbird implying a spin coherence lifetime of less than 10 µs. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 16(161), p.20190716.


Padget, O., Stanley, G., Willis, J.K., Fayet, A.L., Bond, S., Maurice, L., Shoji, A., Dean, B., Kirk, H., Juarez-Martinez, I., Freeman, R., Bolton, M. and Guilford, T. 2019. Shearwaters know the direction and distance home but fail to encode intervening obstacles after free-ranging foraging trips. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(43), pp.21629-21633.


Sankey, D.W., Shepard, E.L., Biro, D. and Portugal, S.J. 2019. Speed consensus and the ‘Goldilocks principle’in flocking birds (Columba livia). Animal Behaviour, 157, pp.105-119.

Richards, C., Padget, O., Guilford, T. and Bates, A. 2019. Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) rafting behavior revealed by GPS-tracking and behavioural observations. PeerJ.


Padget, O., Morford, J., Ward, A., Zamora-Marin, J.M., Zamora-Lopez, A., Leon-Ortega, M., Garcia-Castellanos, F.A. and Lowe, A. 2019. Extra-pair nest visitation in the European nightjar. Bird Study.


Guilford, T., Padget, O., Bond, S.  Syposz, M. 2019. Light pollution causes object collisions during local nocturnal manoeuvring flight by adult Manx shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus). Seabird.

Guilford, T. 2019. The Shearwater's world. British Birds. 2019.

Scofield, D., Nagrani, A., Zisserman, A., Hayashi, M., Matsuzawa, T., Biro, D. and Carvalho, S. 2019. Chimpanzee face recognition from videos in the wild using deep learning. Science Advances. 2019. 5 (9). 

Zawadzki, L., Veit, R.R. and Manne, L. 2019. The influence of population growth and wind on vagrancy in a North American passerine. Ardea. 107(2). 131-147.

Fayet AL, Shirai M, Matsumoto S, Van Tatenhove A, Yoda K & Shoji A (2019) Differences in breeding success among neighbouring Streaked Shearwater subcolonies correlate with egg size and quality of parental care. Ornithological Science 18 (2): 189-195.