Lack of evidence of a Pleistocene migratory switch in current bird long-distance migrants between Eurasia and Africa

Authors: Raquel Ponti, Angel Arcones, Xavier Ferrer, and David R. Vieites Year: 2020 Publication: Journal of Biogeography Publication Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jbi.13834 Keywords: bird migration, fossil record, LGM, Species Distribution Models, trans-Saharan migratory birds Abstract: Aim: During the Plio-Pleistocene, glacial cycles shaped Northern Hemisphere

Rice fields along the East Asian- Australasian flyway are important habitats for an inland wader’s migration

Authors: Satoe Kasahara, Gen Morimoto, Wataru Kitamura, Sadao Imanishi & Nobuyuki Azuma Year: 2020 Publication: Scientific Reports Publication Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-60141-z Abstract: To maintain and recover populations of migratory waders, we must identify the important stopover sites and habitat use along migration routes.

Geolocator study reveals east African migration route of Central European Common Terns

Authors: Jelena Kralj, Miloš Martinović, Luka Jurinović, Péter Szinai, Szandra Sütő, and Bálint Preiszner Year: 2020 Publication: Avian Research Publication Link: https://avianres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40657-020-00191-z Keywords: Inland population, Light-level geolocators, Mozambique Channel, Red Sea, Sterna hirundo, Stopover sites, Wintering area Abstract: Background: The majority of

Partial migration in a subtropical wading bird in the southeastern United States

Authors: Simona Picardi, Peter C. Frederick , Rena R. Borkhataria, AND Mathieu Basille Year: 2020 Publication: Ecosphere Publication Link: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.3054 Keywords: GPS tracking; movement ecology; Mycteria americana; net squared displacement; partial migration; wading birds; wood stork Abstract: The function of migration is

Seasonally specific changes in migration phenology across 50 years in the Black-throated Blue Warbler

Kristen M. Covino, Kyle G. Horton, and Sara R. Morris Year: 2020 Publication: The Auk: Ornithological Advances Publication Link: https://academic.oup.com/auk/advance-article/doi/10.1093/auk/ukz080/5740120 Keywords: banding data, Black-throated Blue Warbler, migration, phenology, songbird Abstract: The availability of detailed information that encompasses the geographic range of a

Factors influencing fall departure phenology in migratory birds that bred in northeastern North America

Authors: Émile Brisson-Curadeau, Kyle H. Elliott, and Pascal Côté Year: 2020 Publication: The Auk Publication Link: https://academic.oup.com/auk/article-abstract/137/1/ukz064/5612283 Keywords: climate change, migration, phenology Abstract: The phenology of migrating birds is shifting with climate change. For instance, short-distance migrants wintering in temperate regions tend

Simulation-based reconstruction of global bird migration over the past 50,000 years

Authors: Marius Somveille, Martin Wikelski, Robert M. Beyer, Ana S.L. Rodrigues, Andrea Manica & Walter Jetz Year: 2020 Publication: Nature Communications Publication Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-14589-2 Abstract: Migration is a widespread response of birds to seasonally varying climates. As seasonality is particularly pronounced during

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