Advancement in long-distance bird migration through individual plasticity in departure

Authors: Jesse R. Conklin et al. Year: 2021 Publication: Nature Communications Publication Link: Abstract`Globally, bird migration is occurring earlier in the year, consistent with climate-related changes in breeding resources. Although often attributed to phenotypic plasticity, there is no clear demonstration of

Bird strandings and bright lights at coastal and offshore industrial sites in Atlantic Canada

Authors: Carina Gjerdrum et al Year: 2021 Publication: Avian Ecology and Conservation Publication Link: Keywords: Atlantic Canada; groundings; Leach’s Storm-Petrel; light attraction; marine birds; radiance; stranded birds Abstract: Artificial lights can disorient birds and lead to injury or death. In Atlantic

Migratory connectivity and annual cycle phenology of Rusty Blackbirds (Euphagus carolinus) revealed through archival GPS tags

Authors: James Wright et. al. Year: 2021 Publication: Avian Conservation and Ecology Publication Link: Keywords: bird migration; Euphagus carolinus; full annual cycle; habitat use; Icteridae; life-history stages; stopover ecology Abstract: Understanding spatial and temporal movement patterns of migratory birds throughout the

Rapid recovery by fat- and muscle-depleted Blackpoll Warblers following trans-oceanic migration is driven by time-minimization

Author: Bayly et al. Publication: Ornithology Publication Link: Keywords: Colombia, endurance flights, fuel deposition rate, La Guajira, optimal migration theory, physiology, Setophaga striata, stopover duration Abstract: Nonstop endurance flights are a defining characteristic of many long-distance migratory birds, but subsequent recovery

Flight directions of songbirds are unaffected by the topography of Lake Erie’s southern coastline during fall migration

Authors: Anderson et al. Year: 2021 Publication: Journal of Field Ornithology Publication Link: Keywords: aeroecology, coastlines, ecological barrier, migration, ornithology, passerines Abstract: Migrating birds often encounter ecological barriers to fueling and other costs that can influence their flight directions. During spring