Stopover departure decisions in songbirds: do long-distance migrants depart earlier and more independently of weather conditions than medium-distance migrants?

Authors: Florian Packmor1, Thomas Klinner, Bradley K. Woodworth, Cas Eikenaar1 and Heiko Schmaljohann Year: 2020 Publication: Movement Ecology Publication Link: https://movementecologyjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40462-020-0193-1 Keywords: Departure decision, Departure timing, Fuel load, Long-distance migration, Medium-distance migration, Songbird, Weather conditions Abstract: Background: Songbirds following distinct migration strategies

Differential winter and breeding range shifts: Implications for avian migration distances

Authors: Shannon R. Curley, Lisa L. Manne, Richard R. Veit Year: 2020 Publication: Diversity and Distributions Publication Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ddi.13036 Keywords: Breeding Bird Survey, Christmas Bird Count, migration, migration distance, shifts in abundance Abstract: Aim: For many migratory avian species, winter and breeding

Broad-scale patterns of the Afro-Palaearctic landbird migration

Authors: Martins Briedis, Silke Bauer, Peter Adamík, José A. Alves, Joana S. Costa, Tamara Emmenegger, Lars Gustafsson, Jaroslav Koleček, Miloš Krist, Felix Liechti, Simeon Lisovski1, Christoph M. Meier, Petr Procházka, Steffen Hahn Year: 2020 Publication: Global Ecology and Biogeography Publication Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/geb.13063

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,

Phenology of nocturnal avian migration has shifted at the continental scale

Authors: Kyle G. Horton, Frank A. La Sorte, Daniel Sheldon, Tsung-Yu Lin, Kevin Winner, Garrett Bernstein, Subhransu Maji, Wesley M. Hochachka, Andrew Farnsworth Year: 2020 Publication: Nature Climate Change Publication Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0648-9 Abstract: Climate change induced phenological shifts in primary productivity result

Can invasive species replace native species as a resource for birds under climate change? A case study on bird-fruit interactions

Authors: Amanda S. Gallinat, Richard B. Primacka, Trevor L. Lloyd-Evans Year: 2019 Publication: Biological Conservation Publication Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320719314946?via%3Dihub Keywords: Fleshy fruit, Fruit phenology, Invasive plant, Migratory bird, Feeding preference, Woody plant Abstract: Wild fruits are an important food source for many north