Decline of the North American avifauna

Authors: Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R. Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, Jessica C. Stanton, Arvind Panjabi, Laura Helft, Michael Parr, Peter P. Marra Year: 2091 Publication: Science Publication Link: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6461/120 Abstract: Species extinctions have

The lunar cycle drives migration of a nocturnal bird

Authors: Gabriel Norevik, Susanne Åkesson, Arne Andersson, Johan Backman, Anders Hedenstro Year: 2019 Publication: PLOS Biology Publication Link: https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000456 Abstract: Every year, billions of seasonal migrants connect continents by transporting nutrients, energy, and pathogens between distant communities and ecosystems. For animals that

Northward range expansion in spring‐staging barnacle geese is a response to climate change and population growth, mediated by individual experience

Authors: Ingunn M. Tombre, Thomas Oudman, Paul Shimmings, Larry Griffin, Jouke Prop Year: 2019 Publication: Global Change Biology Publication Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcb.14793 Keywords: age effects, dynamic strategies, explorative behaviour, food quality, population increase, range shift, spring migration Abstract: All long‐distance migrants must cope

Magnetoreception in birds

Authors: Roswitha Wiltschko and Wolfgang Wiltschko Year: 2019 Publication: Journal of the Royal Society Interface Publication Link: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsif.2019.0295 Keywords: radical pair processes, flavin adenine dinucleotide cycle, superparamagnetic magnetite, trigeminal nerve, magnetic pulse, radiofrequency fields Abstract: Birds can use two kinds of information

Reconstructing the geographic and climatic origins of long‐distance bird migrations

Authors: Paul Dufour, Sébastien Descamps, Stéphane Chantepie, Julien Renaud, Maya Guéguen. Katja Schiffers. Wilfried Thuiller, Sébastien Lavergne Year: 2019 Publication: Journal of Biogeography Publication Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jbi.13700 Keywords: ancestral state reconstructions, biogeographic scenarios, bird migration, climatic niche, conservatism, migration distance, phylogenetic comparative methods

Drivers of variation in migration behavior for a linked population of long-distance migratory passerine

Authors: Ruth E. Bennett, Amanda D. Rodewald, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Richard Chandler, Liliana Chavarria-Duriaux, John A. Gerwin, David I. King, and Jeffery L. Larkin Year: 2019 Publication: The Auk Publication Link: https://academic.oup.com/auk/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/auk/ukz051/5565028?redirectedFrom=fulltext Keywords: geographic barrier, geolocator, Golden-winged Warbler, migration strategy, migratory connectivity,

Chemical and structural analysis of a photoactive vertebrate cryptochrome from pigeon

Authors: Brian D. Zoltowskia, Yogarany Chelliahc, Anushka Wickramaratnec, Lauren Jarochae, Nischal Karkia, Wei Xuc, Henrik Mouritsenf, Peter J. Horee, Ryan E. Hibbs, Carla B. Green, and Joseph S. Takahashi Year: 2019 Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Publication Link: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/39/19449

A neonicotinoid insecticide reduces fueling and delays migration in songbirds

Authors: Margaret L. Eng, Bridget J. M. Stutchbury, Christy A. Morrissey Year: 2019 Publication: Science Publication Link: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6458/1177 Abstract: Neonicotinoids are neurotoxic insecticides widely used as seed treatments, but little is known of their effects on migrating birds that forage in agricultural

MistNet: Measuring historical bird migration in the US using archived weather radar data and convolutional neural networks

Authors: Tsung‐Yu Lin, Kevin Winner, Garrett Bernstein, Abhay Mittal, Adriaan M. Dokter, Kyle G. Horton, Cecilia Nilsson, Benjamin M. Van Doren, Andrew Farnsworth, Frank A. La Sorte, Subhransu Maji, Daniel Sheldon Year: 2019 Publication: Methods in Ecology and Evolution Publication Link: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/2041-210X.13280

Sleeping Unsafely Tucked in to Conserve Energy in a Nocturnal Migratory Songbird

Authors: Andrea Ferretti, Niels C. Rattenborg, Thomas Ruf, Scott R. McWilliams, Massimiliano Cardinale, Leonida Fusani Year: 2019 Publication: Current Biology Publication Link: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(19)30873-5?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0960982219308735%3Fshowall%3Dtrue Keywords: sleep, migration, sleep posture, bird, avian, metabolic rate, energy conservation, alertness, stopover Abstract: Each spring and fall, millions