Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

Chernetsov, N., Pakhomov, A., Kobylkov, D., Kishkinev, D., Holland, R. A., & Mouritsen, H. 2017. Migratory Eurasian Reed Warblers Can Use Magnetic Declination to Solve the Longitude Problem Current Biology View online

Cadahía, L., Labra, A., Knudsen, E., Nilsson, A., Lampe, H. M., Slagsvold, T., & Stenseth, N. C. 2017. Advancement of spring arrival in a long-term study of a passerine bird: sex, age and environmental effects Oecologia View online

Buler, J. J., Lyon, R. J., Smolinsky, J. A., Zenzal, T. J., & Moore, F. R. 2017. Body mass and wing shape explain variability in broad-scale bird species distributions of migratory passerines along an ecological barrier during stopover Oecologia View online

Buij, R., & Gschweng, M. 2017. Nocturnal Hunting by Eleonora’s Falcons Falco eleonorae on Their Breeding and Non-Breeding Grounds Acta Ornithologica View online

Brown, M. J., & Taylor, P. D. 2017. Migratory blackpoll warblers (Setophaga striata) make regional-scale movements that are not oriented toward their migratory goal during fall Movement Ecology View online

Boelman, N. T., Krause, J. S., Sweet, S. K., Chmura, H. E., Perez, J. H., Gough, L., & Wingfield, J. C. 2017. Extreme spring conditions in the Arctic delay spring phenology of long-distance migratory songbirds Oecologia View online

Blackburn, E., Burgess, M., Freeman, B., Risely, A., Izang, A., Ivande, S., Hewson, C., Cresswell, W. 2017. Low and annually variable migratory connectivity in a long-distance migrant: Whinchats Saxicola rubetra may show a bet-hedging strategy Ibis View online

Bennett, R. E., Barker Swarthout, S., Bolsinger, J. S., Rodewald, A. D., Rosenberg, K. V., & Rohrbaugh, R. W. 2017. Extreme genetic similarity does not predict non-breeding distribution of two closely related warblers Journal of Field Ornithology View online

Åkesson, S., & Bianco, G. 2017. Route simulations, compass mechanisms and long-distance migration flights in birds Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology View online

Agostini, N., Panuccio, M., Pastorino, A., Sapir, N., & Dell’Omo, G. 2017. Migration of the Western Marsh Harrier to the African wintering quarters along the Central Mediterranean flyway: a 5-year study Avian Research View online

Yismaw Alemayehu, Kiros Welegerima & Yonas Meheretu 2017. Importance of Lake Ashenge, a Small Important Bird Area in Northern Ethiopia, to Palaearctic and Other Migratory Birds African Journal of Wildlife Research View online

Adrian I. Rus, Adam E. Duerr, Tricia A. Miller, James R. Belthoff and Todd E. Katzner 2017. Counterintuitive roles of experience and weather on migratory performance The Auk View online

D. Heyers, D. Elbers, M. Bulte, F. Bairlein, H. Mouritsen 2017. The magnetic map sense and its use in fine-tuning the migration programme of birds Journal of Comparative Physiology A View online

D. Elbers, M. Bulte, F. Bairlein, H. Mouritsen, D. Heyers 2017. Magnetic activation in the brain of the migratory northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) Journal of Comparative Physiology A View online

Jennifer A. Border, Ian G. Henderson, Ian R. Hartley 2017. Characterising demographic contributions to observed population change in a declining migrant bird Journal of Avian Biology View online

Martins Briedis, Steffen Hahn & Peter Adamik 2017. Cold spell en route delays spring arrival and decreases apparent survival in a long-distance migratory songbird BMC Ecology View online

Nicola Saino, Roberto Ambrosini, Benedetta Albetti, Manuela Caprioli, Barbara De Giorgio, Emanuele Gatti, Felix Liechti, Marco Parolini, Andrea Romano, Maria Romano, Chiara Scandolara, Luca Gianfranceschi, Valentina Bollati & Diego Rubolini 2017. Migration phenology and breeding success are predicted by methylation of a photoperiodic gene in the barn swallow Scientific Reports View online

Bradley K. Woodworth, Nathaniel T. Wheelwright, Amy E. Newman, Michael Schaub & D. Ryan Norris 2017. Winter temperatures limit population growth rate of a migratory songbird Nature Communications View online

Rien E. van Wijk, Michael Schaub & Silke Bauer 2017. Dependencies in the timing of activities weaken over the annual cycle in a long-distance migratory bird Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology View online

Johan Bäckman, Arne Andersson, Lykke Pedersen, Sissel Sjöberg, Anders P. Tøttrup and Thomas Alerstam 2017. Actogram analysis of free-flying migratory birds: new perspectives based on acceleration logging Journal of Comparative Physiology A View online

Heiko Schmaljohann, Cas Eikenaar 2017. How do energy stores and changes in these affect departure decisions by migratory birds? A critical view on stopover ecology studies and some future perspectives Journal of Comparative Physiology A View online

Iben H. Sørensen, Almut E. Schlaich, Raymond H. G. Klaassen, Henning Heldbjerg, Ben J. Koks 2017. Rare case of an adult male Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus over-summering in West Africa, as revealed by GPS tracking Journal of Ornithology View online

Xiaoying Xing, Hans Slabbekoorn, James Campbell, Feng Li, Jianzhang Ma 2017. Distinct song parts of the endemic marsh grassbird of China vary with latitude and climate among migratory and sedentary populations Evolutionary Ecology View online

Diana C. Outlaw, Johanna A. Harvey, Sergei V. Drovetski and Gary Voelker 2016. Diversity and distribution of avian haemosporidians in sub-Saharan Africa: an inter-regional biogeographic overview Parasitology View online

Leah A. Culp, Emily B. Cohen, Amy L. Scarpignato, Wayne E. Thogmartin and Peter P. Marra 2017. Full annual cycle climate change vulnerability assessment for migratory birds Ecosphere View online

Janna R. Willoughby, Mekala Sundaram, Bhagya Wijayawardena and J. Andrew Dewoody 2017. Biome and migratory behaviour significantly influence vertebrate genetic diversity Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Shay Roticsa, Sondra Turjemana, Michael Kaatzb, Yehezkel S. Resheffa, Damaris Zurelld, Nir Sapire, Ute Eggersf, Wolfgang Fiedlerg, Andrea Flackg, Florian Jeltschf and Martin Wikelski 2017. Wintering in Europe instead of Africa enhances juvenile survival in a long-distance migrant Animal Behaviour View online

Emily A. McKinnon, T. Hurt Kyser and Bridget J.M. Stutchbury 2017. Does the proportion of arthropods versus fruit in the diet influence overwintering condition of an omnivorous songbird? Journal of Field Ornithology View online

Cas Eikenaar 2017. Endocrine regulation of fueling by hyperphagia in migratory birds Journal of Comparative Physiology A View online

Saâd Hanane 2017. The European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur in Northwest Africa: A Review of Current Knowledge and Priorities for Future Research Ardeola View online

Irith Aloni, Shai Markman and Yaron Ziv 2017. February precipitation in the wintering grounds of the lesser whitethroat, Sylvia curruca: is it a cue for migration onset? Royal Society Open Science View online

Derek B. Spitz, Mark Hebblewhite and Thomas R. Stephenson 2017. ‘MigrateR’: extending model-driven methods for classifying and quantifying animal movement behavior Ecography View online

Marc Bulte, Dominik Heyers, Henrik Mouritsen and Franz Bairlein 2017. Geomagnetic information modulates nocturnal migratory restlessness but not fueling in a long distance migratory songbird Journal of Avian Biology View online

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

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