Magnetic stop signs signal a European songbird’s arrival at the breeding site after migration

Authors: Joe Wynn, Oliver Padget, Henrik Mouritsen, Joe Morford, Paris Jaggers, Tim Guilford Year: 2022 Publication: Science Publication Link: Abstract: Although it is known that birds can return to their breeding grounds with exceptional precision, it has remained a mystery how

Reduced diurnal activity and increased stopover duration by molting Swainson’s Thrushes

Authors: Ana Morales, Barbara Frei, Greg W. Mitchell, Camille Bégin-Marchand, and Kyle H. Elliott Year: 2022 Publication: Ornithology Publication Link: Keywords: Catharus ustulatus, circadian rhythm, metabolites, migration rate, molt-migration, radio telemetry, stopover Abstract: Migration consists of a sequence of small- to

When to depart from a stopover site? Time since arrival matters more than current weather conditions

Authors: Sébastien Roques, Pierre-Yves Henry, Gaétan Guyot, Bruno Bargain, Emmanuelle Cam, Roger Pradel Year: 2022 Publication: Ornithology Publication Link: Abstract: On the journey to wintering sites, most migratory birds alternate between flights and stopovers, where they rest and refuel. In contrast

Phenological trends in the pre-and post-breeding migration of long-distance migratory birds

Authors: Kieran B. Lawrence, Clive R. Barlow, Keith Bensusan, Charles Perez, Stephen G. Willis Year: 2021 Publication: Global Change Biology Publication Link: Keywords: avian migration, Gibraltar, NAO index, NDVI, non-breeding, phenological mismatch, Sahel, stopover site, The Gambia Abstract: Phenological mismatch is

Modelling migration in birds: competition’s role in maintaining individual variation

Authors: D. W. Kikuchi and K. Reinhold Year: 2021 Publication: Proceedings of the Royal Society B Publication Link: Keywords: individual variation, seasonality, personality, risk-taking, competition Abstract: Animals exhibit extensive intraspecific variation in behaviour. Causes of such variation are less well understood.

Weak evidence of carry-over effects of overwinter climate and habitat productivity on spring passage of migratory songbirds at a northern stopover site in Ontario

Authors: Lisa C. Horn, Tarmo K. Remmel, and Bridget J. M. Stutchbury Year: 2021 Publication: Ornithological Applications Publication Link: Keywords: body condition, carry-over effects, climate change, El Niño–Southern Oscillation, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, spring migration timing, winter habitat productivity Abstract: Reduced

Sympatrically breeding congeneric seabirds (Stercorarius spp.) from Arctic Canada migrate to four oceans

Authors: Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Paul F. Woodard, Mark L. Mallory, Jennie Rausch Year: 2021 Publication: Ecology and Evoloution Publication Link: Keywords: Arctic, animal tracking, migration, nomadism, seabirds Abstract: Polar systems of avian migration remain unpredictable. For seabirds nesting in the Nearctic, it

Stopover behavior of Red‑eyed Vireos (Vireo olivaceus) during fall migration on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula

Authors: Richard Evan Feldman, Antonio Celis‑Murillo, Jill L. Deppe and Michael P. Ward Year: 2021 Publication: Avian Research Publication Link: Keywords: Coastal dune, Fruit, Geographic barrier, Gulf of Mexico, Phenology, Stopover, Time-minimization Abstract: Background: For migrating birds, stopover requires spending time