Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

Latest blog entries

Herewith a (non-exhaustive) list, in alphabetical order, of papers on migrant landbirds that have been published from medio October 2017 until now (medio March):

The MLSG organised a two-day satellite symposium just before the official EOU conference earlier this year in August. We had about 70 official attendees with another 20 or so dropping in informally, particularly on the day the EOU official started. Thirty nine attendees gave presentations – short summaries of these are given below. A visual impression can be found here, more info in text below.

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Recent publications

Graves G. R., Newsome S. D., Fogel M. L. 2018. Stable hydrogen isotope variability within and among plumage tracts (δ2HF) of a migratory wood warbler PLoS ONE View online

Andrey Mukhin, Dmitry Kobylkov, Dmitry Kishkinev & Vitaly Grinkevich 2018. Interrupted breeding in a songbird migrant triggers development of nocturnal locomotor activity Scientific Reports View online

Jan M. Baert, Eric W. M. Stienen, Brigitte C. Heylen, Marwa M. Kavelaars, Roland-Jan Buijs, Judy Shamoun-Baranes, Luc Lens & Wendt Müller 2018. High-resolution GPS tracking reveals sex differences in migratory behaviour and stopover habitat use in the Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Scientific Reports View online

Cooper, N., Ewert, D., Hall, K., Rockwell, S., Currie, D., Wunderle Jr, J., White, J. and Marra, P. 2018. Resighting data reveal weak connectivity from wintering to breeding grounds in a range-restricted and endangered long-distance migratory passerine Avian Conservation and Ecology

Máté Nagy, Iain D. Couzin, Wolfgang Fiedler, Martin Wikelski & Andrea Flack 2018. Synchronization, coordination and collective sensing during thermalling flight of freely migrating white storks Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences View online

Latest news

You might have seen or heard about it elsewhere already, but Inspire4Nature is advertising 15 well-funded PhD positions including one specifically on Afro-Palearctic migrant bird declines, please find more information here

We are happy to announce a satellite symposium on "Landbird migration in different worlds" presented by the Migrant Landbird Study Group (MLSG) and the European Ornithologists Union (EOU) during the day of arrival at the 27th International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver, Canada.

Conference Announcement - Migrant Birds as Indicators of Climate Change

13 - 16 December, Gdansk, Poland

Across the globe migrant birds are confronted by and adapt to climate change and effects of human development during various stages of their life cycles. Afro-Palearctic migrants can serve as indicators of the effects of climate change across Europe and in Africa. While migrant birds know no borders, their continued existence depends on international collaboration of scientists and conservationists. Therefore, we gather in Gdansk as bird researchers from Europe and Africa, to share knowledge, discuss our concerns and explore potential solutions. We aim to generate a better understanding of issues relating to the conservation of migrant birds, as well as to set up collaborative projects on migrant landbird research.

Satellite telemetry in ornithology is a forum which started in October 2001 and has 518 members now (August 2015). There have been up to 93 messages in a month.

MigrantLandbird RT @numenini: See conclusions of interesting #BOU2018 @_biodiversity @LukeLPowell "NOW is the critical moment for conservation and sustaina…
MigrantLandbird RT @selvaorgco: Check our latest research paper! Assessing seasonal changes in animal diets using stable-isotope analysis of amino acids: A…
MigrantLandbird Great opportunities @Inspire4Nature! No less than 15 well-funded #PhD positions available, one of them on understan…
MigrantLandbird Happy to announce a pre-conference #symposium @IOCongress2018 in collaboration with @EOUnion. Join us for "…
MigrantLandbird PhD defense of Kat Scotchburn Snell on "Physiology of Avian Migratory Processes" @BirdMigrLab assessed by Katharine…
MigrantLandbird RT @rienvwijk: Want to know how to age Wrynecks? Check this paper: One of the final outcomes of my PhD studies @Vog