Migrant Landbird Study Group

Promoting collaborative research for migratory landbirds across flyways

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

Blackburn E., Cresswell W. 2015. High winter site fidelity in a long-distance migrant: implications for wintering ecology and survival estimates. Journal of Ornithology View online

Blackburn E, Cresswell W. 2015. Fine-scale habitat use during the non-breeding season suggests that winter habitat does not limit breeding populations of a declining long-distance Palearctic migrant. Journal of Avian Biology View online

Bairlein F, Eikenaar C, Schmaljohann H. 2015. Routes to genes: unravelling the control of avian migration—an integrated approach using Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe as model organism. Journal of Ornithology View online

Arizaga J, Willemoes M, Unamuno E, Unamuno JM, Thorup K. 2015. Following year-round movements in Barn Swallows using geolocators: could breeding pairs remain together during the winter? Bird Study 62:141–145

Saino, N., Bazzi,, G., Gatti, E., Caprioli, M., Cecere, J. G., Possenti, C. D., Galimberti, A., Orioli, V., Bani, L., Rubolini, D., Gianfranceschi, L. and Spina F. 2015. Polymorphism at the Clock gene predicts phenology of long-distance migration in birds Molecular Ecology, 8:1758–1773 View online

Andueza, M., Barba, E., Arroyo, J. L., Feliu, J., Greño, J. L., Jubete, F., Lozano, L., Monrós, J. S., Moreno-Opo, R., Neto, J. M., Onrubia, A., Tenreiro, P., Valkenburg, T., Zumalacárregui, C., González, C., Herrero, A., and Arizaga, J. 2014. Connectivity in Reed Warblers Acrocephalus scirpaceus Between Breeding Grounds in Europe and Autumn Stopover Sites in Iberia. Ardea 101:133–140.

Adams, W. M., Small, R. D. S. and Vickery, J. A. 2014. The impact of land use change on migrant birds in the Sahel. Biodiversity 15:101–108.