Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

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

Agostini N, Panuccio M, Pastorino A, et al (2017) Migration of the Western Marsh Harrier to the African wintering quarters along the Central Mediterranean flyway: a 5-year study. Avian Res 8:24. doi: 10.1186/s40657-017-0081-6

Åkesson S, Bianco G (2017) Route simulations, compass mechanisms and long-distance migration flights in birds. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sensory, Neural, Behav Physiol 203:475–490. doi: 10.1007/s00359-017-1171-y

Bennett RE, Barker Swarthout S, Bolsinger JS, et al (2017) Extreme genetic similarity does not predict non-breeding distribution of two closely related warblers. J F Ornithol 88:156–168. doi: 10.1111/jofo.12195

Blackburn E, Burgess M, Freeman B, et al (2017) Low and annually variable migratory connectivity in a long-distance migrant: Whinchats Saxicola rubetra may show a bet-hedging strategy. Ibis (Lond 1859) 159:902–918. doi: 10.1111/ibi.12509

Boelman NT, Krause JS, Sweet SK, et al (2017) Extreme spring conditions in the Arctic delay spring phenology of long-distance migratory songbirds. Oecologia 185:1–12. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3907-3

Brown MJ, Taylor PD (2017) Migratory blackpoll warblers (Setophaga striata) make regional-scale movements that are not oriented toward their migratory goal during fall. Mov Ecol. doi: 10.1007/s00442-004-1813-y

Buij R, Gschweng M (2017) Nocturnal Hunting by Eleonora’s Falcons Falco eleonorae on Their Breeding and Non-Breeding Grounds. Acta Ornithol 52:35–49. doi: 10.3161/00016454AO2017.52.1.004

Buler JJ, Lyon RJ, Smolinsky JA, et al (2017) Body mass and wing shape explain variability in broad-scale bird species distributions of migratory passerines along an ecological barrier during stopover. Oecologia 185:205–212. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3936-y

Cadahía L, Labra A, Knudsen E, et al (2017) Advancement of spring arrival in a long-term study of a passerine bird: sex, age and environmental effects. Oecologia 184:917–929. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3922-4

Chernetsov N, Pakhomov A, Kobylkov D, et al (2017) Migratory Eurasian Reed Warblers Can Use Magnetic Declination to Solve the Longitude Problem. Curr Biol 27:2647–2651.

Cohen EB, Barrow WC, Buler JJ, et al (2017) How do en route events around the Gulf of Mexico influence migratory landbird populations? Condor 119:327–343. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-17-20.1

Coxen CL, Frey JK, Carleton SA, Collins DP (2017) Species distribution models for a migratory bird based on citizen science and satellite tracking data. Glob Ecol Conserv 11:298–311. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.201

Deakin JE, Yolanda Morbey SE, Supervisor Christopher Guglielmo JG (2017) Behavioural Mechanisms of Protandrous Spring Migration in a Nearctic-Neotropical Songbird Graduate Program in Biology.

Doren BM Van, Horton KG, Dokter AM, et al (2017) High-intensity urban light installation dramatically alters nocturnal bird migration. Proc Natl Acad Sci 201708574. doi: 10.1073/PNAS.1708574114

Galarza A, del Arco M, Elorriaga J, et al (2017) First Evidence Provided by Satellite Telemetry of Nocturnal Flight Overland by an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). J Raptor Res 51:184–186. doi: 10.3356/JRR-16-95.1

Groth M (2017) Stopover ecology of the European nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus during autumn migration in south-eastern Sweden.

Guérin S, Picard D, Choquet R, Besnard A (2017) Advances in methods for estimating stopover duration for migratory species using capture-recapture data: Ecol Appl 27:1594–1604. doi: 10.1002/eap.1551

Haché S, Bayne EM, Villard MA, et al (2017) Phylogeography of a migratory songbird across its Canadian breeding range: Implications for conservation units. Ecol Evol 7:6078–6088. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3170

Halupka L, Wierucka K, Sztwiertnia H, Klimczuk E (2017) Conditions at autumn stopover sites affect survival of a migratory passerine. J Ornithol 158:979–988. doi: 10.1007/s10336-017-1472-5

Heckscher CM, Gutierrez Ramirez M, Kneidel AH (2017) Reproductive outcomes determine the timing of arrival and settlement of a single-brooded Nearctic–Neotropical migrant songbird ( Catharus fuscescens ) in South America. Auk 134:842–856. doi: 10.1642/AUK-17-66.1

Huang AC, Bishop CA, McKibbin R, et al (2017) Wind conditions on migration influence the annual survival of a neotropical migrant, the western yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens auricollis). BMC Ecol 17:29. doi: 10.1186/s12898-017-0139-7

Irons RD, Harding Scurr A, Rose AP, et al (2017) Wind and rain are the primary climate factors driving changing phenology of an aerial insectivore. Proc R Soc B Biol Sci 284:20170412. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0412

Jahn AE, Bejarano V, Cueto VR, et al (2017) Movement ecology research to advance conservation of South America’s grassland migratory birds. Perspect Ecol Conserv 15:209–215. doi: 10.1016/j.pecon.2017.07.003

Johnson JA, Booms TL, DeCicco LH, Douglas DC (2017) Seasonal Movements of the Short-Eared Owl (Asio flammeus) in Western North America as Revealed by Satellite Telemetry. J Raptor Res 51:115–128. doi: 10.3356/JRR-15-81.1

Kassara C, Gangoso L, Mellone U, et al (2017) Current and future suitability of wintering grounds for a long-distance migratory raptor. Sci Rep 7:8798. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08753-w

Kirsch EM, Wellik MJ (2017) Tree Species Preferences of Foraging Songbirds During Spring Migration in Floodplain Forests of the Upper Mississippi River. Am Midl Nat 177:226–249. doi: 10.1674/0003-0031-177.2.226

Knight SM, Knight Advisor SM, Norris DR (2017) Constructing and evaluating a continent-wide migratory songbird network across the annual cycle.

La Sorte FA, Fink D, Buler JJ, et al (2017) Seasonal associations with urban light pollution for nocturnally migrating bird populations. Glob Chang Biol 23:4609–4619. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13792

Larkin JL, Raybuck D, Roth A, et al (2017) Geolocators reveal migratory connectivity between wintering and breeding areas of Golden-winged Warblers. J F Ornithol 88:288–298. doi: 10.1111/jofo.12210

Lehikoinen A, Santaharju J, Pape Møller A (2017) Sex-specific timing of autumn migration in birds: The role of sexual size dimorphism, migration distance and differences in breeding investment. Ornis Fenn 94:53–65.

Lerche-Jørgensen M, Willemoes M, Tøttrup AP, et al (2017) No apparent gain from continuing migration for more than 3000 kilometres: willow warblers breeding in Denmark winter across the entire northern Savannah as revealed by geolocators. Mov Ecol 5:17. doi: 10.1186/s40462-017-0109-x

Licona-Vera Y, Ornelas JF (2017) The conquering of North America: dated phylogenetic and biogeographic inference of migratory behavior in bee hummingbirds. BMC Evol Biol 17:126. doi: 10.1186/s12862-017-0980-5

Lok T, Veldhoen L, Overdijk O, et al (2017) An age-dependent fitness cost of migration? Old trans-Saharan migrating spoonbills breed later than those staying in Europe, and late breeders have lower recruitment. J Anim Ecol 86:998–1009. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12706

Lundberg M, Liedvogel M, Larson K, et al (2017) Genetic differences between willow warbler migratory phenotypes are few and cluster in large haplotype blocks. Evol Lett 1:155–168. doi: 10.1002/evl3.15

Maclean SA, Beissinger SR (2017) Species’ traits as predictors of range shifts under contemporary climate change: A review and meta-analysis. Glob. Chang. Biol.

McDermott ME, DeGroote LW (2017) Linking phenological events in migratory passerines with a changing climate: 50 years in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. PLoS One 12:e0174247. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174247

Meyburg B-U, Bergmanis U, Langgemach T, et al (2017) Orientation of native versus translocated juvenile lesser spotted eagles (Clanga pomarina) on the first autumn migration. J Exp Biol 220:2765–2776. doi: 10.1242/jeb.148932

Moffitt EB (2017) Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Infer Breeding Latitude and Migratory Timing of Juvenile Pacific- Slope Flycatchers (Empidonax Difficilis).

Moore JD, Krementz DG (2017) Migratory connectivity of american woodcock using band return data. J Wildl Manage 81:1063–1072. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21269

Nourani E, Yamaguchi NM, Higuchi H (2017) Climate change alters the optimal wind-dependent flight routes of an avian migrant. Proc R Soc B Biol Sci 284:20170149. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0149

Ouwehand J, Burger C, Both C (2017) Shifts in hatch dates do not provide pied flycatchers with a rapid ontogenetic route to adjust offspring time schedules to climate change. Funct Ecol. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12940

Pakhomov A, Bojarinova J, Cherbunin R, et al (2017) Very weak oscillating magnetic field disrupts the magnetic compass of songbird migrants. J R Soc Interface 14:20170364. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0364

Pastorino A, Roman JR, Agostini N, et al (2017) Fog and rain lead migrating White storks Ciconia ciconia to perform reverse migration and to land. Avocetta 41:5–12.

Paxton EH, Durst SL, Sogge MK, et al (2017) Survivorship across the annual cycle of a migratory passerine, the willow flycatcher. J Avian Biol 48:1126–1131. doi: 10.1111/jav.01371

Paxton KL, Moore FR (2017) Connecting the dots: Stopover strategies of an intercontinental migratory songbird in the context of the annual cycle. Ecol Evol 7:6716–6728. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3227

Probst JC, Therrien J-F, Goodrich LJ, Bildstein KL (2017) Increase in Numbers and Potential Phenological Adjustment of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris ) during Autumn Migration at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Eastern Pennsylvania, 1990–2014. Wilson J Ornithol 129:360–364. doi: 10.1676/16-011.1

Qi XK, Meng QY, Wu X, Ran LX (2017) Long-distance geomagetic navigation based on the simulation of Animals’ migration. In: Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium (ACES).

Raybuck DW, Larkin JL, Stoleson SH, Boves TJ (2017) Mixed effects of geolocators on reproduction and survival of Cerulean Warblers, a canopy-dwelling, long-distance migrant. Condor 119:289–297. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-16-180.1

Roth T, Bader E, Frara P, et al (2017) Timing and body condition of dichromatic Black Redstarts during autumn migration. Ecol Evol 7:3567–3573. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2911

Schaffner FC, Rodríguez-Colón I, Font EE, Vázquez-Carrero W Initial Deployment of Archival Light-Level Geolocators on Northern Waterthrushes (Parkesia noveboracensis) at Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico. Ambientis 2017:59–76.

Schaffner FC, Rodríguez-Colón I, Vázquez-Carrero W, Font-Nicole EE (2017) Feather Hydrogen Stable Isotopes Reveal Migratory and Interhabitat Connectivity of North American Wintering Songbirds in Coastal Secondary Dry Forest on the South Coast of Puerto Rico. Ambientis 39–58.

Schlaich AE, Bouten W, Bretagnolle V, et al (2017) A circannual perspective on daily and total flight distances in a long-distance migratory raptor, the Montagu’s harrier, Circus pygargus. Biol Lett 13:20170073. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0073

Schmaljohann H, Both C (2017) The limits of modifying migration speed to adjust to climate change. Nat Clim Chang 7:573–576. doi: 10.1038/nclimate3336

Sergio F, Tanferna A, De Stephanis R, et al (2017) Migration by breeders and floaters of a long-lived raptor: implications for recruitment and territory quality. Anim Behav 131:59–72. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.07.011

Shamoun-Baranes J, Liechti F, Vansteelant WMG (2017) Atmospheric conditions create freeways, detours and tailbacks for migrating birds. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sensory, Neural, Behav Physiol 203:509–529. doi: 10.1007/s00359-017-1181-9

Shipley JR, Kelly JF, Frick WF (2017) Toward integrating citizen science and radar data for migrant bird conservation. Remote Sens Ecol Conserv. doi: 10.1002/rse2.62

Sjöberg S, Alerstam T, Åkesson S, Muheim R (2017) Ecological factors influence timing of departures in nocturnally migrating songbirds at Falsterbo, Sweden. Anim Behav 127:253–269. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.03.007

Smetzer JR, King DI, Taylor PD (2017) Fall migratory departure decisions and routes of Blackpoll Warblers Setophaga striata and Red-eyed Vireos Vireo olivaceus at a coastal barrier in the Gulf of Maine. J Avian Biol. doi: 10.1111/jav.01450]

Souchay G, van Wijk RE, Schaub M, Bauer S (2017) Identifying drivers of breeding success in a long-distance migrant using structural equation modelling. Oikos. doi: 10.1111/oik.04247

Stegman LS, Primack RB, Gallinat AS, et al (2017) Reduced sampling frequency can still detect changes in abundance and phenology of migratory landbirds. Biol Conserv 210:107–115. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.04.004

Stevenson TJ, Kumar V (2017) Neural control of daily and seasonal timing of songbird migration. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sensory, Neural, Behav Physiol 203:399–409. doi: 10.1007/s00359-017-1193-5

Subedi TR, DeCandido R, Baral HS, et al (2017) Population Structure and Annual Migration Pattern of Steppe Eagles at Thoolakharka Watch Site, Nepal, 2012–2014. J Raptor Res 51:165–171. doi: 10.3356/JRR-16-70.1

Toews DPL, Delmore KE, Osmond MM, et al (2017) Migratory orientation in a narrow avian hybrid zone. PeerJ 5:e3201. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3201

Toews DPL, Heavyside J, Irwin DE (2017) Linking the wintering and breeding grounds of warblers along the Pacific Flyway. Ecol Evol 7:6649–6658. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3222

Vansteelant WMG, Kekkonen J, Byholm P (2017) Wind conditions and geography shape the first outbound migration of juvenile honey buzzards and their distribution across sub-Saharan Africa. Proc R Soc B Biol Sci 284:20170387. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0387

Voelkl B, Fritz J (2017) Relation between travel strategy and social organization of migrating birds with special consideration of formation flight in the northern bald ibis. Philos Trans R Soc B Biol Sci 372:20160235. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0235

Wang E, Van Wijk RE, Braun MS, Wink M (2017) Gene flow and genetic drift contribute to high genetic diversity with low phylogeographical structure in European hoopoes (Upupa epops). Mol Phylogenet Evol 113:113–125. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.05.018

Watts HE, Cornelius JM, Fudickar AM, et al (2017) Understanding variation in migratory movements: A mechanistic approach. Gen Comp Endocrinol. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.07.027

Weegman MD, Arnold TW, Dawson RD, et al (2017) Integrated population models reveal local weather conditions are the key drivers of population dynamics in an aerial insectivore. Oecologia 1–12.

Wiederholt R, Mattsson BJ, Thogmartin WE, et al (2017) Estimating the per-capita contribution of habitats and pathways in a migratory network: A modelling approach. Ecography (Cop). doi: 10.1111/ecog.02718

Willemoes M, Tottrup AP, Lerche-Jorgensen M, et al (2017) Spatial behaviour and density of three species of long-distance migrants wintering in a disturbed and non-disturbed woodland in northern Ghana. Bird Conserv Int 1–14. doi: 10.1017/S0959270917000132

Williams HM, Willemoes M, Thorup K (2017) A temporally explicit species distribution model for a long distance avian migrant, the common cuckoo. J Avian Biol. doi: 10.1111/jav.01476

Wilson S, McKellar AE, Reudink MW, et al (2017) Density-dependent immigration promotes population stability in a long-distance migratory bird. Popul Ecol 59:169–178. doi: 10.1007/s10144-017-0582-5

Winkler DW, Gandoy FA, Areta JI, et al (2017) Long-Distance Range Expansion and Rapid Adjustment of Migration in a Newly Established Population of Barn Swallows Breeding in Argentina. Curr Biol 27:1080–1084. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.03.006

Wunderle JM, Arendt WJ (2017) The plight of migrant birds wintering in the caribbean: Rainfall effects in the annual cycle. Forests 8:115. doi: 10.3390/f8040115