Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

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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):

Archer, C. R. (2017). Magnetic declination stops migratory birds getting lost at sea. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(23), 4324–4326.

Barbe, L., Morel, R., Rantier, Y., Lebas, J.-F., & Butet, A. (2017). Bird communities of a temperate forest: spatio-temporal partitioning between resident and migratory species. Journal of Ornithology, 1–13.

Barton, G. G., & Sandercock, B. K. (2018). Long-term changes in the seasonal timing of landbird migration on the Pacific Flyway. The Condor, 120(1), 30–46.

Bay, R. A., Harrigan, R. J., Underwood, V. Le, Gibbs, H. L., Smith, T. B., & Ruegg, K. (2018). Genomic signals of selection predict climate-driven population declines in a migratory bird. Science, 359(6371), 83–86.

Bayly, N. J., Rosenberg, K. V., Easton, W. E., Gómez, C., Carlisle, J., Ewert, D. N., … Goodrich, L. J. (2017). Major stopover regions and migratory bottlenecks for Nearctic-Neotropical landbirds within the Neotropics: a review. Bird Conservation International, pp. 1–26.

Becciu, P., Panuccio, M., Catoni, C., Dell’Omo, G., & Sapir, N. (2018). Contrasting aspects of tailwinds and asymmetrical response to crosswinds in soaring migrants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 72(2), 28.

Becker, A. J., Roeder, D. V., Husak, M. S., & Murphy, M. T. (2018, March 1). Annual survival and breeding dispersal of a migratory passerine, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Journal of Field Ornithology, pp. 22–36.

Bloom, P. H., McCrary, M. D., Papp, J. M., & Thomas, S. E. (2017). Banding Reveals Potential Northward Migration of Cooper’s Hawks from Southern California. Journal of Raptor Research, 51(4), 409–416.

Bolus, R. T., Diehl, R. H., Moore, F. R., Deppe, J. L., Ward, M. P., Smolinsky, J., & Zenzal, T. J. (2017). Swainson’s Thrushes do not show strong wind selectivity prior to crossing the Gulf of Mexico. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 14280.

Bruderer, B., Peter, D., & Korner-Nievergelt, F. (2018). Vertical distribution of bird migration between the Baltic Sea and the Sahara. Journal of Ornithology, 1–22.

Bulyuk, V. N., Bolshakov, C. V, & Evstigneeva, M. (2017). Do flight-calls of Redwings differ during nocturnal and diurnal migration and daytime stopovers? Ornis Fennica, 94(4), 172–179. Retrieved from

Cabrera-Cruz, S. A., Mabee, T. J., & Villegas-Patraca, R. (2017). Patterns of nocturnal bird migration in southern Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 88(4), 867–879.

Cabrera-Cruz, S. A., Smolinsky, J. A., & Buler, J. J. (2018). Light pollution is greatest within migration passage areas for nocturnally-migrating birds around the world. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 3261.

Caron, A., Chiweshe, N., Mundava, J., Abolnik, C., Capobianco Dondona, A., Scacchia, M., & Gaidet, N. (2017, December 2). Avian Viral Pathogens in Swallows, Zimbabwe: Infectious Diseases in Hirundinidae: A Risk to Swallow? EcoHealth, pp. 1–5.

Covino, K. M., Jawor, J. M., Morris, S. R., & Moore, F. R. (2018). Sex-specific hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis sensitivity in migrating songbirds. Hormones and Behavior, 97, 112–120.

Dennhardt, A. J., Duerr, A. E., Brandes, D., & Katzner, T. E. (2017). Applying citizen-science data and mark–recapture models to estimate numbers of migrant Golden Eagles in an Important Bird Area in eastern North America. The Condor, 119(4), 817–831.

Dossman, B. C., Matthews, S. N., & Rodewald, P. G. (2018). An experimental examination of the influence of energetic condition on the stopover behavior of a Nearctic–Neotropical migratory songbird, the American Redstart ( Setophaga ruticilla ). The Auk, 135(1), 91–100.

Eikenaar, C., Ballstaedt, E., Hessler, S., Klinner, T., Müller, F., & Schmaljohann, H. (2018, February 2). Cues, corticosterone and departure decisions in a partial migrant. General and Comparative Endocrinology.

Eikenaar, C., Isaksson, C., & Hegemann, A. (2018, March 1). A hidden cost of migration? Innate immune function versus antioxidant defense. Ecology and Evolution, pp. 2721–2728.

Eikenaar, C., Müller, F., Rüppel, G., & Stöwe, M. (2018). Endocrine regulation of migratory departure from stopover: Evidence from a longitudinal migratory restlessness study on northern wheatears. Hormones and Behavior, 99, 9–13.

Eng, M. L., Stutchbury, B. J. M., & Morrissey, C. A. (2017). Imidacloprid and chlorpyrifos insecticides impair migratory ability in a seed-eating songbird. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 15176.

Engler, J. O., Stiels, D., Schidelko, K., Strubbe, D., Quillfeldt, P., & Brambilla, M. (2017, December 1). Avian SDMs: current state, challenges, and opportunities. Journal of Avian Biology. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Fang, X., Hou, X., Li, X., Hou, W., Nakaoka, M., & Yu, X. (2018). Ecological connectivity between land and sea: a review. Ecological Research, 33(1), 51–61.

Franks, S. E., Pearce-Higgins, J. W., Atkinson, S., Bell, J. R., Botham, M. S., Brereton, T. M., … Leech, D. I. (2017, March 1). The sensitivity of breeding songbirds to changes in seasonal timing is linked to population change but cannot be directly attributed to the effects of trophic asynchrony on productivity. Global Change Biology, pp. 957–971.

Goodenough, A. E., Coker, D. G., Wood, M. J., & Rogers, S. L. (2017). Overwintering habitat links to summer reproductive success: intercontinental carry-over effects in a declining migratory bird revealed using stable isotope analysis. Bird Study, 64(4), 433–444.

Guglielmo, C. G. (2018). Obese super athletes: fat-fueled migration in birds and bats. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(Suppl 1), jeb165753.

Gyurácz, J., Bánhidi, P., Góczán, J., Illés, P., Kalmár, S., Lukács, Z., … Varga, L. (2017). Stopover strategies of Eurasian Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) during the post-fledging period in western Hungary. Ornis Fennica, 94(4), 180–193. Retrieved from

Hahn, S., Bauer, S., Dimitrov, D., Emmenegger, T., Ivanova, K., Zehtindjiev, P., & Buttemer, W. A. (2018). Low intensity blood parasite infections do not reduce the aerobic performance of migratory birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1871), 20172307.

Heim, W., Eccard, J. A., & Bairlein, F. (2018). Migration phenology determines niche use of East Asian buntings ( Emberizidae ) during stopover. Current Zoology, (February).

Heiss, M. (2017, December 7). Nocturnal bird migration at Besh Barmag bottleneck in Azerbaijan as revealed by means of acoustic monitoring. Bird Conservation International, pp. 1–13.

Howard, C., Stephens, P. A., Tobias, J. A., Sheard, C., Butchart, S. H. M., & Willis, S. G. (2018). Flight range, fuel load and the impact of climate change on the journeys of migrant birds. Proc. R. Soc. B, 285(1873), 20172329.

Jenkins, H. M., Mammides, C., & Keane, A. (2017). Exploring differences in stakeholders’ perceptions of illegal bird trapping in Cyprus. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 13(1), 67.

Koleček, J., Hahn, S., Emmenegger, T., & Procházka, P. (2018). Intra-tropical movements as a beneficial strategy for Palearctic migratory birds. Royal Society Open Science, 5(1), 171675.

Koleček, J., Procházka, P., Ieronymidou, C., Burfield, I. J., & Reif, J. (2017, December). Non-breeding range size predicts the magnitude of population trends in trans-Saharan migratory passerine birds. Oikos.

Kramer, G. R., Andersen, D. E., Buehler, D. A., Wood, P. B., Peterson, S. M., Lehman, J. A., … Streby, H. M. (2018). Population trends in Vermivora warblers are linked to strong migratory connectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201718985.

López-Calderón, C., Hobson, K. A., Marzal, A., Balbontín, J., Reviriego, M., Magallanes, S., … Møller, A. P. (2017). Environmental conditions during winter predict age- and sex-specific differences in reproductive success of a trans-Saharan migratory bird. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 18082.

Maggini, I., Bulte, M., & Bairlein, F. (2017). Endogenous control of fuelling in a migratory songbird. Die Naturwissenschaften, 104(11–12), 93.

Mallord, J. W., Orsman, C. J., Roberts, J. T., Boafo, K., Skeen, R. Q., Sheehan, D. K., & Vickery, J. A. (2018). Apparent resilience of a declining Afro-Palaearctic migrant to forest loss on the wintering grounds. Ibis.

McCabe, J. D., Olsen, B. J., Osti, B., & Koons, P. O. (2018). The influence of wind selectivity on migratory behavioral strategies. Behavioral Ecology, 29(1), 160–168.

McLaren, J. D., Buler, J. J., Schreckengost, T., Smolinsky, J. A., Boone, M., Emiel van Loon, E., … Walters, E. L. (2018, March 1). Artificial light at night confounds broad-scale habitat use by migrating birds. (R. Norris, Ed.), Ecology Letters.

Meier, C. M., Karaardıç, H., Aymí, R., Peev, S. G., Bächler, E., Weber, R., … Liechti, F. (2018). What makes Alpine swift ascend at twilight? Novel geolocators reveal year-round flight behaviour. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 72(3), 45.

Meller, K., Piha, M., Vähätalo, A. V., & Lehikoinen, A. (2018, March 19). A positive relationship between spring temperature and productivity in 20 songbird species in the boreal zone. Oecologia, pp. 1–11.

Mitrus, C. (2018). Early arriving males wait longer for a mate than later arrivals: the case of a migratory monogamous passerine bird species. Journal of Ethology, 36(1), 93–98.

Moore, F. R. (2018). Biology of landbird migrants: a stopover perspective. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 130(1), 0–0.

Morbey, Y. E., Guglielmo, C. G., Taylor, P. D., Maggini, I., Deakin, J., MacKenzie, S. A., … Zhao, L. (2018). Evaluation of sex differences in the stopover behavior and postdeparture movements of wood-warblers. Behavioral Ecology, 29(1), 117–127.

Nourani, E., Safi, K., Yamaguchi, N. M., & Higuchi, H. (2018). Raptor migration in an oceanic flyway: wind and geography shape the migratory route of grey-faced buzzards in East Asia. Royal Society Open Science, 5(3), 171555.

Oguchi, Y., Pohlen, Z., Smith, R. J., & Owen, J. C. (2018). Exotic- and native-dominated shrubland habitat use by fall migrating Swainson’s Thrushes and Gray Catbirds in Michigan, USA. The Condor, 120(1), 81–93.

Oguchi, Y., Smith, R. J., & Owen, J. C. (2017). Fruits and migrant health: Consequences of stopping over in exotic- vs. native-dominated shrublands on immune and antioxidant status of Swainson’s Thrushes and Gray Catbirds. The Condor, 119(4), 800–816.

Ringim, A., Magige, F., & Jasson, R. (n.d.). A Comparative Study of Species Diversity of Migrant Birds Between Protected and Unprotected Areas of the Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands, Nigeria. Tanzania Journal of Science, 43(1), 110–122. Retrieved from

Risely, A., Klaassen, M., & Hoye, B. J. (2018). Migratory animals feel the cost of getting sick: A meta-analysis across species. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87(1), 301–314.

Satterfield, D. A., Marra, P. P., Sillett, T. S., & Altizer, S. (2018). Responses of migratory species and their pathogens to supplemental feeding. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 373(1745), 20170094.

Schmaljohann, H. (2018). Proximate mechanisms affecting seasonal differences in migration speed of avian species. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 4106.

Schuster R, Wilson S, Rodewald, A. D., Arcese P, Fink, D., Auer, T., & Bennett, J. R. (n.d.). Optimizing conservation of migratory species over their full annual cycle in the Western Hemisphere.

Wilcoxen, C. A., Walk, J. W., & Ward, M. P. (2018). Use of cover crop fields by migratory and resident birds. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 252, 42–50.

Witynski, M. L., & Bonter, D. N. (2018, March 1). Crosswise migration by Yellow Warblers, Nearctic-Neotropical passerine migrants. Journal of Field Ornithology, pp. 37–46.

Zaifman, J., Shan, D., Ay, A., & Jimenez, A. G. (2017). Shifts in Bird Migration Timing in North American Long-Distance and Short-Distance Migrants Are Associated with Climate Change. International Journal of Zoology, 2017, 1–9.

Zenzal, T. J., Moore, F. R., Diehl, R. H., Ward, M. P., & Deppe, J. L. (2018). Migratory hummingbirds make their own rules: the decision to resume migration along a barrier. Animal Behaviour, 137, 215–224.

Zenzal, T. J., Smith, R. J., Ewert, D. N., Diehl, R. H., & Buler, J. J. (2018). Fine-scale heterogeneity drives forest use by spring migrant landbirds across a broad, contiguous forest matrix. The Condor, 120(1), 166–184.

Zwarts, L., Bijlsma, R. G., & van der Kamp, J. (2018, March). Large decline of birds in Sahelian rangelands due to loss of woody cover and soil seed bank. Journal of Arid Environments.