1st Week of September 2019 – Beaver River, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

Migration this week was cut short by the arrival of Hurricane Dorian. On the nights not affected by the hurricane, passage rates were down about 10 percent from the last week of August. The most common species was again American Redstart with

Timing of arrival in the breeding area is repeatable and affects reproductive success in a non-migratory population of blue tits

Authors: Carol Gilsenan, Mihai Valcu, and Bart Kempenaers Year: 2020 Publication: Journal of Animal Ecology Publication Link: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1365-2656.13160 Abstract: 1. Events in one part of the annual cycle often affect the performance (and subsequently fitness) of individuals later in the season (carry-over

Shared morphological consequences of global warming in North American migratory birds

Authors: Brian C. Weeks, David E.Willard, Marketa Zimova, Aspen A. Ellis, Max L. Witynski, Mary Hennen and Benjamin M. Winger Year: 2019 Publication: Ecology Letters Publication Link: https://publons.com/publon/10.1111/ele.13434/ Keywords: Allometry, body size, climate change, migration, morphology Abstract: Increasing temperatures associated with climate

Size‐dependent costs of migration: Migrant bird species are subordinate to residents, but only at small body sizes

Authors: Paul R. Martin, Haley L. Kenyon, and Leah Hayes Year: 2020 Publication: Journal of Evolutionary Biology Publication Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jeb.13583 Keywords: behavioural dominance, body size, competition, migration, optimal migration theory, species interactions, evolutionary trade-offs Abstract: Migrant species are commonly thought to be

Winter home range and habitat selection differs among breeding populations of herring gulls in eastern North America

Authors: Christine M. Anderson, H. Grant Gilchrist, Robert A. Ronconi, Katherine R. Shlepr, Daniel E. Clark, D. V. Chip Weseloh, Gregory J. Robertson and Mark L. Mallory Year: 2019 Publication: Movement Ecology Publication Link: https://movementecologyjournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s40462-019-0152-x Keywords: Bird, Non-breeding, Home range, Habitat use,