Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

Cecilia Nilsson, Dokter AM, Verlinden L, Shamoun-Baranes J, Schmid B, Desmet P, Bauer S, Chapman J, Alves JA, Stepanian PM, Sapir N., Wainwright C., Boos M., Górska A., Menz M.H.M., Rodrigues P., Leijnse H., Zehtindjiev P., Brabant R., Haase G., Weisshaupt N., Ciach M., Liechti F. 2018. Revealing patterns of nocturnal migration using the European weather radar network Ecography View online

Felix Liechti, Silke Bauer, Kiran L. Dhanjal-Adams, Tamara Emmenegger, Pavel Zehtindjiev and Steffen Hahn 2018. Miniaturized multi-sensor loggers provide new insight into year-round flight behaviour of small trans-Sahara avian migrants Movement Ecology View online

ANTTI TANSKANEN, RAUNO A. YRJÖLÄ, ULRIKE BAUM, SAKARI TANSKANEN & JÖRGEN ERIKSSON 2018. How many observation days are needed to reliably describe bird migration? Ornis Svecica

Arne Hegemann, Pablo Alcalde Abril, Sissel Sjöberg, Rachel Muheim, Thomas Alerstam, Jan-Åke Nilsson & Dennis Hasselquist 2018. A mimicked bacterial infection prolongs stopover duration in songbirds—but more pronounced in short- than long-distance migrants Journal of Animal Ecology View online

Joshua J. Horns & Çagan H. Sekercioglu 2018. Conservation of migratory species Current Biology

Thomas Alerstam & Johan Bäckman 2018. Ecology of animal migration Current Biology

Katherine R. S. Snell, Bård G. Stokke, Arne Moksnes, Kasper Thorup & Frode Fossøy 2018. From Svalbard to Siberia: Passerines breeding in the High Arctic also endure the extreme cold of the Western Steppe PLOS One View online

LEO ZWARTS, ROB G. BIJLSMA and JAN VAN DER KAMP 2018. Arboreal birds do not avoid scattered trees in West Africa Bird Conservation International View online

Jesús Nadal, Carolina Ponz, Carles Comas & Antoni Margalida 2018. Time, geography and weather provide insights into the ecological strategy of a migrant species Science of the Total Environment View online

Kevin W. Heist, Tim S. Bowden, Jake Ferguson, Nathan A. Rathbun, Erik C. Olson, Daniel C. Nolfi, Rebecca Horton, Jeffrey C. Gosse, Douglas H. Johnson and Michael T. Wells 2018. Radar quantifies migrant concentration and Dawn reorientation at a Great Lakes shoreline Movement Ecology View online

Katarzyna Stepniewska, Agnieszka Ozarowska, Przemyslaw Busse, Pavel Zehtindjiev, Mihaela Ilieva, Oksana Hnatyna & Wlodzimierz Meissner 2018. Fuelling strategies differ among juvenile Sedge and Reed Warblers along the eastern European flyway during autumn migration Ornis Fennica

Kiran L. Dhanjal-Adams, Silke Bauer, Tamara Emmenegger, Steffen Hahn, Simeon Lisovski & Felix Liechti 2018. Spatiotemporal Group Dynamics in a Long-Distance Migratory Bird Current Biology View online

Samuel P. Slowinski, Adam M. Fudickar, Alex M. Hughes, Raeann D. Mettler, Oxana V. Gorbatenko, Garth M. Spellman, Ellen D. Ketterson, Jonathan W. Atwell 2018. Sedentary songbirds maintain higher prevalence of haemosporidian parasite infections than migratory conspecifics during seasonal sympatry PLOS One View online

Hristo Najdenski, Tanya Dimova, Maya M. Zaharieva, Boris P. Nikolov, Gergana Petrova-Dinkova , Svetla Dalakchieva, Konstantin S. Popov, Iva P. Hristova-Nikolova , Pavel Zehtindjiev , Strahil G Peev, Anetka Trifonova-Hristova , Elisabeth Carniel, Yulia A. Panferova & Nikolay K. Tokarevich 2018. Migratory birds along the Mediterranean/Black Sea Flyway as carriers of zoonotic pathogens Canadian Journal of Microbiology View online

Irene Nieto, Darío Chamorro, Luis J. Palomo, Raimundo Real & Antonio-Román Muñoz 2018. Is the Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus a Regular Wintering Species in the Iberian Peninsula? Ringing Data Say Yes Acta Ornithologica View online

Noah G. Perlut 2018. Prevalent transoceanic fall migration by a 30-gram songbird, the Bobolink The Auk View online

Ülo Väli, Pawel Mirski, Urmas Sellis, Mindaugas Dagys & Grzegorz Maciorowski 2018. Genetic determination of migration strategies in large soaring birds: evidence from hybrid eagles Proceedings of the Royal Society B View online

Mattia Pancerasa, Roberto Ambrosini, Nicola Saino & Renato Casagrandi 2018. Barn swallows long-distance migration occurs between significantly temperature-correlated areas Scientific Reports View online

Lynn N. Schofield, Jill L. Deppe, Theodore J. Zenzal, Jr., Michael P. Ward, Robert H. Diehl, Rachel T. Bolus and Frank R. Moore 2018. Using automated radio telemetry to quantify activity patterns of songbirds during stopover The Auk View online

Nadje Najar & Lauryn Benedict 2018. The relationship between latitude, migration and the evolution of bird song complexity Ibis View online

Andrea K. Townsend, Blaire Frett, Anne McGarvey and Conor C. Taff2 2018. Where do winter crows go? Characterizing partial migration of American Crows with satellite telemetry, stable isotopes, and molecular markers The Auk View online

Ashley R. Robart, Mali M. K. McGuire & Heather E. Watts 2018. Increasing photoperiod stimulates the initiation of spring migratory behaviour and physiology in a facultative migrant, the pine siskin Royal Society Open Science View online

Xueqin Ye, Zhenggang Xu, Yaara Aharon-Rotman, Hui Yu and Lei Cao 2018. First Description of Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Migration Recorded by GPS/GSM Transmitter Ornithological Science View online

Lykke Pedersen, Kayla Jackson, Kasper Thorup & Anders P. Tøttrup 2018. Full-year tracking suggests endogenous control of migration timing in a long-distance migratory songbird Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology View online

Flavio Monti, David Grémillet, Andrea Sforzi, Jean Marie Dominici, Rafel Triay Bagur, Antoni Muñoz Navarro, Leonida Fusani, Raymond H. G. Klaassen, Thomas Alerstam & Olivier Duriez 2018. Migration distance affects stopover use but not travel speed: Contrasting patterns between long- and short-distance migrating ospreys Journal of Avian Biology View online

Alison E. Beresford, Fiona J. Sanderson, Paul F. Donald, Ian J. Burfield, Adam Butler, Juliet A. Vickery & Graeme M. Buchanan 2018. Phenology and climate change in Africa and the decline of Afro-Palearctic migratory bird populations Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation View online

Tibor Csörgo, Péter Fehérvári, Zsolt Karcza, Péter Ócsai, Andrea Harnos 2018. Exploratory analyses of migration timing and morphometrics of the Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) Ornis Hungarica 26: 149-170 View online

Maggie P. MacPherson, Alex E. Jahn, Michael T. Murphy, Daniel H. Kim, Victor R. Cueto, Diego T. Tuero and Elliot D. Hill 2018. Follow the rain? Environmental drivers of Tyrannus migration across the New World The Auk View online

Emily A. McKinnon and Oliver P. Love 2018. Ten years tracking the migrations of small landbirds: Lessons learned in the golden age of bio-logging The Auk View online

Sissel Sjöberg, Lykke Pedersen, Gintaras Malmiga, Thomas Alerstam, Bengt Hansson, Dennis Hasselquist, Kasper Thorup, Anders P. Tøttrup, Arne Andersson and Johan Bäckman 2018. Barometer logging reveals new dimensions of individual songbird migration Journal of Avian Biology View online

Cas Eikenaara, Sven Hesslera, Elmar Ballstaedta, Heiko Schmaljohanna, Hiroyuki Kaiya 2018. Ghrelin, corticosterone and the resumption of migration from stopover, an automated telemetry study Physiology & Behavior View online

Florian Müllera, Georg Rüppela, Heiko Schmaljohann 2018. Does the length of the night affect the timing of nocturnal departures in a migratory songbird? Animal Behaviour View online

Marius Somveille, Andrea Manica, Ana Sl Rodrigues 2018. Where the wild birds go: explaining the differences in migratory destinations across terrestrial bird species Ecography View online

Kent P. McFarland, John D. Lloyd, Sarah J. K. Frey, Patrick L. Johnson, Richard B. Chandler and Christopher C. Rimmer 2018. Modeling spatial variation in winter abundance to direct conservation actions for a vulnerable migratory songbird, the Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) The Condor View online

Henrik Mouritsen 2018. Long-distance navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals Nature View online

Laura Phillips 2018. Connecting Taiga to Tropics: Swainson's Thrush as a Model for Nearctic-Neotropical Migration in Alaska Alaska Park Science

Martins Briedis, Steffen Hahn, Miloš Krist, Peter Adamík 2018. Finish with a sprint: Evidence for time-selected last leg of migration in a long-distance migratory songbird Ecology and Evolution View online

Rien E. van Wijk, Michael Schaub, Steffen Hahn, Natalia Juárez-García-Pelayo, Björn Schäfer, Lukáš Viktora, Manuel Martín-Vivaldi, Marko Zischewski & Silke Bauer 2018. Diverse migration strategies in hoopoes (Upupa epops) lead to weak spatial but strong temporal connectivity The Science of Nature View online

Annika Aurbach, Baptiste Schmid, Felix Liechti, Ndaona Chokani, Reza Abhari 2018. Complex behaviour in complex terrain. Modelling bird migration in a high resolution wind field across mountainous terrain to simulate observed patterns Journal of Theoretical Biology View online

Rachel Muheim, Heiko Schmaljohann and Thomas Alerstam 2018. Feasibility of sun and magnetic compass mechanisms in avian long-distance migration Movement Ecology View online

Valentina Serra, Chiara Bazzocchi & Irene Di Lecce 2018. Detection of a novel bacterium of the genus Midichloria (family Midichloriaceae) in avian-borne Hyalomma marginatum ticks and their trans-Saharan migratory hosts International Journal of Health, Animal Science & View online

Anastasios Bounas, Dimitris Tsaparis, Marco Gustin, Kresimir Mikulic, Maurizio Sarà, Georgios Kotoulas & Konstantinos Sotiropoulos 2018. Using genetic markers to unravel the origin of birds converging towards pre-migratory sites Scientific Reports View online

Vanesa Bejarano & Alex E. Jahn 2018. Relationship between arrival timing and breeding success of intra-tropical migratory Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrannus savana) Journal of Field Ornithology View online

Michal Redlisiak, Magdalena Remisiewicz & Jaroslaw K. Nowakowski 2018. Long-term changes in migration timing of Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at the southern Baltic coast in response to temperatures on route and at breeding grounds International Journal of Biometereology View online

Martins Briedis, Miloš Krist, Miroslav Král, Christian C. Voigt & Peter Adamík 2018. Linking events throughout the annual cycle in a migratory bird—non-breeding period buffers accumulation of carry-over effects Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology View online

Wieland Heim, Lykke Pedersen, Ramona Heim, Johannes Kamp, Sergei M. Smirenski, Alexander Thomas, Anders P. Tøttrup & Kasper Thorup 2018. Full annual cycle tracking of a small songbird, the Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope, along the East Asian flyway Journal of Ornithology View online

Vojtech Brlík, Mihaela Ilieva, Simeon Lisovski, Christian C. Voigt & Petr Procházka 2018. First insights into the migration route and migratory connectivity of the Paddyfield Warbler using geolocator tagging and stable isotope analysis Journal of Ornithology View online

Martins Briedis, Petras Kurlavicius, Renata Mackeviciene, Rasa Vaišviliene & Steffen Hahn 2018. Loop migration, induced by seasonally diferent fyway use, in Northern European Barn Swallows Journal of Ornithology View online

Attila Fülöp, Szilárd Daróczi, Andreea Dehelean, Luca Dehelean, Zoltán Domahidi, Attila Dósa, Gertrúd Gyékény, Zsolt Hegyeli, Réka Kis, István Komáromi, István Kovács, Tamás Miholcsa, András A. Nagy, Attila Nagy, Szilárd Z. Ölvedi, Tamás Papp, Liviu G. Pârâu, Attila Sándor, Tibor Sos & Róbert Zeitz 2018. Autumn passage of soaring birds over Dobrogea (Romania): a migration corridor in Southeast Europe Ardea View online

Kevin C. Fraser, Amélie Roberto-Charron, Bruce Cousens, Michael Simmons, Ann Nightingale, Amanda C. Shave, Renée L. Cormier and Diana L. Humple 2018. Classic pattern of leapfrog migration in Sooty Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca unalaschcensis) is not supported by direct migration tracking of individual birds The Auk View online