Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

Thord Fransson, Mans Karlsson, Cecilia Kullberg, Robert Stach and Christos Barboutis 2017. Inability to regain normal body mass despite extensive refuelling in great reed warblers following the trans-Sahara crossing during spring migration Journal of Avian Biology View online

Tibor Szép, Felix Liechti, Károly Nagy, Zsolt Nagy and Steffen Hahn 2017. Discovering the migration and non-breeding areas of sand martins and house martins breeding in the Pannonian basin (central-eastern Europe) Journal of Avian Biology View online

Wolfgang Goymanna, Sara Lupib, Hiroyuki Kaiyad, Massimiliano Cardinalee and Leonida Fusani 2017. Ghrelin affects stopover decisions and food intake in a long-distance migrant PNAS View online

Anders P. Tøttrup, Lykke Pedersen, Alejandro Onrubia, Raymond H. G. Klaassen and Kasper Thorup 2017. Migration of red-backed shrikes from the Iberian Peninsula: optimal or sub-optimal detour? Journal of Avian Biology View online

Lars Bo Jacobsen, Niels Odder Jensen, Mikkel Willemoes, Lars Hansen, Mark Desholm, Anthony D. Fox, Anders P. Tøttrup and Kasper Thorup 2017. Annual spatiotemporal migration schedules in three larger insectivorous birds: European nightjar, common swift and common cuckoo Animal Biotelemetry View online

Ruben Evens, Greg J. Conway, Ian G. Henderson, Brian Creswell, Frédéric Juguet, Caroline Moussy, Didier Sénécal, Nele Witters, Natalie Beenaerts and Tom Artois 2017. Migratory pathways, stopover zones and wintering destinations of Western European Nightjars Caprimulgus europaeus Ibis View online

Emma Blackburn and Will Cresswell 2016. High site fidelity in Northern Wheatears Oenanthe oenanthe wintering in Africa revealed through colour marking Bird Study View online

Giulia Masoero, Alberto Tamietti, Giovanni Boano & Enrico Caprio 2017. Apparent Constant Adult Survival of a Sand Martin Riparia riparia Population in Relation to Climatic Variables Ardea View online

Erica H. Dunn 2017. Bird Observatories: An Underutilized Resource For Migration Study The Wilson Journal of Ornithology

Linus Hedh & Anders Hedenström 2017. Autumn Migration Strategies and Trapping Numbers in the Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula in Southern Sweden Ardea View online

. Exploratory analyses of migration timing and morphometrics of the Pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

Nathan W. Cooper, Michael T. Hallworth and Peter P. Marra 2017. Light-level geolocation reveals wintering distribution, migration routes, and primary stopover locations of an endangered long-distance migratory songbird Journal of Avian Biology View online

W.M.G. Vansteelant, J. Shamoun-Baranes, J. McLaren, J. van Diermen and W. Bouten 2017. Soaring across continents: decision-making of a soaring migrant under changing atmospheric conditions along an entire flyway Journal of Avian Biology View online

Barbara M. Tomatani, Ezra Caglar, Iván de la Hera, Christa Mateman and Marcel E. Visser 2017. Early arrival is not associated with more extra-pair fertilizations in a long-distance migratory bird Journal of Avian Biology View online

A. H. J. Wellbrock, C. Bauch, J. Rozman and K. Witte 2017. "Same procedure as last year?" - Repeatedly tracked swifts show individual consistency in migration pattern in successive years Journal of Avian Biology View online

Emily J. Lain, Theodore J. Zenzal Jr., Frank R. Moore, Wylie C. Barrow Jr. and Robert H. Diehl 2017. Songbirds are resilient to hurricane disturbed habitats during spring migration Journal of Avian Biology View online

Tom Finch, Simon Butler, Aldino Franco and Will Cresswell 2017. Low migratory connectivity is common in long-distance migrant birds Journal of Animal Ecology View online

Cas Eikenaar, Florian Müller, Clara Leutgeb, Sven Hessler, Konstantin Lebus, Philip D. Taylor and Heiko Schmaljohann 2017. Corticosterone and timing of migratory departure in a songbird Proceedings of the Royal Society B View online

Kasper Thorup, Anders P. Tøttrup, Mikkel Willemoes, Raymond H. G. Klaassen, Roine Strandberg, Marta Lomas Vega, Hari P. Dasari, Miguel B. Araújo, Martin Wikelski and Carsten Rahbek 2017. Resource tracking within and across continents in long-distance bird migrants Science Advances View online

Marta Lomas Vega, Mikkel Willemoes, Robert L. Thomson, Jere Tolvanen, Jarkko Rutila, Peter Samaš, Roine Strandberg, Tomáš Grim, Frode Fossøy, Bård Gunnar Stokke, Kasper Thorup 2016. First-Time Migration in Juvenile Common Cuckoos Documented by Satellite Tracking PLoS ONE View online

Tamás Miholcsa & Tibor Csörgo 2016. Testing wintering area identification efficiency with NDVI and survival index of Marsh Warblers Acrocephalus palustris Journal of Zoology

Michelangelo Morganti, Giacomo Assandri, José Ignacio Aguirre, Álvaro Ramirez, Mario Caffi and Francisco Pulido 2016. How residents behave: home range flexibility and dominance over migrants in a Mediterranean passerine Animal Behaviour View online

Zoltán Németh, Yuan Luo, Jennifer C. Owen and Frank R. Moore 2016. Seasonal variation in CREB expression in the hippocampal formation of first-year migratory songbirds: Implications for the role of memory during migration The Auk View online

Dmitry Kishkinev, Dominik Heyers, Bradley K. Woodworth, Greg W. Mitchell, Keith A. Hobson & D. Ryan Norris 2016. Experienced migratory songbirds do not display goal-ward orientation after release following a cross-continental displacement: an automated telemetry study Scientific Reports View online

Daniel Zúñiga, Jade Falconer, Adam M. Fudickar, Willi Jensen, Andreas Schmidt, Martin Wikelski & Jesko Partecke 2016. Abrupt switch to migratory night flight in a wild migratory songbird Scientific Reports ISBN: 10.1038/srep34207

Bazzi, G., Cecere, J. G., Caprioli, M., Gatti, E., Gianfranceschi, L., Podofillini, S., Possenti, C. D., Ambrosini, R., Saino, N., Spina, F. and Rubolini, D 2016. Clock gene polymorphism, migratory behaviour and geographic distribution: a comparative study of trans-Saharan migratory birds Molecular Ecology View online

Anu Valtonen, Raimo Latja, Reima Leinonen & Hannu Pöysä 2016. Arrival and onset of breeding of three passerine birds in Eastern Finland tracks climatic variation and phenology of insects Journal of Avian Biology View online

Rien E. van Wijk, Silke Bauer & Michael Schaub 2016. Repeatability of individual migration routes, wintering sites, and timing in a long-distance migrant bird Ecology and Evolution View online

Luciano Calderón, Leonardo Campagna, Thomas Wilke, Hervé Lormee, Cyril Eraud, Jenny C. Dunn, Gregorio Rocha, Pavel Zehtindjiev, Dimitrios E. Bakaloudis, Benjamin Metzger, Jacopo G. Cecere, Melanie Marx and Petra Quillfeldt 2016. Genomic evidence of demographic fluctuations and lack of genetic structure across flyways in a long distance migrant, the European turtle dove BMC Evolutionary Biology View online

Soladoye B Iwajomo, Ulf Ottosson & Kasper Thorup 2016. Spatial behaviour and food choice of the Garden Warbler Sylvia borin during the non-breeding season The Ostrich View online

Gabriel Norevik, Susanne Akesson and Anders Hedenström 2016. Migration strategies and annual space-use in an Afro-Palaearctic aerial insectivore - the European nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Journal of Avian Biology View online

Franz Bairlein 2016. Migratory birds under threat Science View online

John W. Mallord, Christopher J. Orsman, Andrew Cristinacce, Tim J. Stowe, Elisabeth C. Charman and Richard D. Gregory 2016. Diet flexibility in a declining long-distance migrant may allow it to escape the consequences of phenological mismatch with its caterpillar food supply Ibis View online

Catriona A. Morrison, Robert A. Robinson, Simon J. Butler, Jacquie A. Clark & Jennifer A. Gill 2016. Demographic drivers of decline and recovery in an Afro-Palaearctic migratory bird population Proceedings of the Royal Society B View online

Joshua J. Horns, Evan Buechley, Mark Chynoweth, Lale Aktay, Emrah Çoban, Mehmet Ali Kırpık, Jordan M. Herman, Yakup Şaşmaz and Çağan H. Şekercioğlu 2016. Geolocator tracking of Great Reed-Warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) identifies key regions for migratory wetland specialists in the Middle East and sub-Saharan East Africa The Condor View online

Anders Hedenström, Gabriel Norevik, Kajsa Warfvinge, Arne Andersson, Johan Bäckman and Susanne Åkesson 2016. Annual 10-Month Aerial Life Phase in the Common Swift Apus Apus Current Biology View online

Wouter M.G. Vansteelant, Judy Shamoun-Baranes, Willem van Manen, Jan van Diermen and Willem Bouten 2016. Seasonal detours by soaring migrants shaped by wind regimes along the East Atlantic Flyway Journal of Animal Ecology View online

Janne Ouwehand, Christiaan Both 2016. African departure rather than migration speed determines variation in spring arrival in pied flycatchers Journal of Animal Ecology View online

Marjorie C. Sorensen, Graham D. Fairhurst, Susanne Jenni-Eiermann, Jason Newton, Elizabeth Yohannes and Claire N. Spottiswoode 2016. Seasonal rainfall at long-term migratory staging sites is associated with altered carry-over effects in a Palearctic-African migratory bird BMC Ecology View online

Almut Ellinor Schlaich, Raymond H. G. Klaassen, Willem Bouten, Vincent Bretagnolle, Ben Johannes Koks, Alexandre Villers & Christiaan Both 2016. How individual Montagu's Harriers cope with Moreau's Paradox during the Sahelian winter Journal of Animal Ecology View online

Jeffrey F. Kelly, Kyle G. Horton, Phillip M. Stepanian, Kirsten M. de Beurs, Todd Fagin, Eli S. Bridge & Phillip B. Chilson 2016. Novel measures of continental-scale avian migration phenology related to proximate environmental cues Ecosphere View online

Allison K. Shaw 2016. Drivers of animal migration and implications in changing environments Evolutionary Ecology View online

Kyle G. Horton, Benjamin M. Van Doren, Phillip M. Stepanian, Andrew Farnsworth and Jeffrey F. Kelly 2016. Seasonal differences in landbird migration strategies The Auk View online

Marina Xenophontos, Emma Blackburn and Will Cresswell 2016. Cyprus Wheatears Oenanthe cypriaca likely reach sub-Saharan African wintering grounds in a single migratory flight Journal of Avian Biology View online

Bowers, E. K., Grindstaff, J. L., Soukup, S. S., Drilling, N. E., Eckerle, K. P., Sakaluk, S. K., & Thompson, C. F. 2016. Spring temperatures influence selection on breeding date and the potential for phenological mismatch in a migratory bird Ecology View online

Larue, Mélanie, Mathieu Boos, Christian Brossard, François Baillon, Jean-Jacques Boutteaux, Jérôme Bernard, Paul Brossault, Odile Petit, and Damien Chevallier 2016. Migration of juvenile Black storks: stay with the family or go alone? Ringing & Migration View online

Chris M. Hewson, Kasper Thorup, James W. Pearce-Higgins & Philip W. Atkinson 2016. Population decline is linked to migration route in the Common Cuckoo Nature Communications View online

Mikkel Willemoes, Julio Blas, Martin Wikelski & Kasper Thorup 2015. Flexible navigation response in common cuckoos Cuculus canorus displaced experimentally during migration Scientific Reports View online

Lislevand Terje, Chutný Bohumír, Byrkjedal Ingvar, Pavel Václav, Briedis Martins, Adamik Peter & Hahn Steffen 2015. Red-spotted Bluethroats Luscinia s. svecica migrate along the Indo-European flyway: a geolocator study Bird Study View online

Bussière EMS, Underhill LG, Altwegg R. 2015. Patterns of bird migration phenology in South Africa suggest northern hemisphere climate as the most consistent driver of change. Global Change Biology 21:2179–90 View online