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Avian Monitoring - current studies

Deanna K. Dawson

Email: ddawson@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Nocturnal Bird Migration through the Central Appalachians

Breeding Bird Density and Demography on the Patuxent Research Refuge

Radar Analysis of Fall Migration Stopover Sites in the Northeastern US

Publications

Dawson, D. K., T. B. Wigley, and P. D. Keyser. 2012. Cerulean Warbler Technical Group: Coordinating international research and conservation. Pages 275-281 in Jack Clinton Eitniear, editor . Proceedings of the IX Neotropical Ornithological Congress, Cusco-Peru, 8-14 November 2011. Ornitologia Neotropical 23 Supplement Abstract

Efford, M. G. and D. K. Dawson. 2012. Occupancy in continuous habitat. Ecosphere 3(4):article 32. Abstract

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Sam Droege

Email: sdroege@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bpp/

Areas of Study

North American Bird Phenology Program

Publications

Zelt, J., J. Courter, A. Arab, R. Johnson, and S. Droege. 2012. Reviving a legacy citizen science project to illuminate shifts in bird phenology. International Journal of Zoology 2012(Article ID 710710):1-6. Abstract

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Daniel McAuley

Email: dmcauley@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Feasibility of Aerial Surveys to Census Red-Necked Phalaropes in the Bay of Fundy

Survival and Recruitment of Common Eiders in the Gulf of Maine

Adaptive Management of American Woodcock in the Atlantic Northern forest bird Conservation Region

Analysis of Woodcock Singing Ground Surveys in the Northeast

Survival of American Woodcock during Fall Migration

Response of Avian Community to Forest Management on Moosehorn NWR

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Keith Pardieck

Email: kpardieck@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/

Areas of Study

Progression of the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and Future Direction

Estimation Trend and Detection Probability using Data from the Breeding Bird Survey

New - Comprehensive 1966-2012 Results! North American Breeding Bird Survey

Publications

Bled, F., J. Sauer, K. Pardieck, P. Doherty, and J. A. Royle. 2013. Modeling Trends from North American Breeding Bird Survey Data: A Spatially Explicit Approach. PLOS ONE 8(12):e81867. Abstract

Sauer, J. R., W. A. Link, J. E. Fallon, K. L. Pardieck, and D. J. Jr. Ziolkowski. 2013. The North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966-2011: Summary Analysis and Species Accounts. North American Fauna 79:1-32. Abstract

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Bruce Peterjohn

Email: bpeterjohn@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/

Areas of Study

Bird Banding Laboratory: Recent Accomplishments

Publications

Lutmerding, J. A., M. Rogosky, B. Peterjohn, J. McNicoll, and D. Bystrak. 2012. Summary of raptor encounter records at the Bird Banding Lab. Journal of Raptor Research 46(1):17-26. Abstract

Bildstein, K. L. and B. G. Peterjohn. 2012. The future of banding in raptor science. Journal of Raptor Research 46(1):3-11. Abstract

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J. Andy Royle

Email: aroyle@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Estimation Trend and Detection Probability using Data from the Breeding Bird Survey

Publications

Cohen, E. B., J. A. Hostetler, J. A. Royle, and P. P. Marra. 2014. Estimating migratory connectivity of birds when re-encounter probabilities are heterogeneous. Ecology and Evolution 4(9):1659-1670. Abstract

Bled, F., J. Sauer, K. Pardieck, P. Doherty, and J. A. Royle. 2013. Modeling Trends from North American Breeding Bird Survey Data: A Spatially Explicit Approach. PLOS ONE 8(12):e81867. Abstract

Boomer, G. S., G. S. Zimmerman, N. L. Zimpfer, P. R. Garrettson, M. D. Koneff, T. A. Sanders, K. D. Magruder, and J. A. Royle. 2013. Band reporting probabilities for mallards recovered in the United States and Canada. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(5):1059-1066. Abstract

Converse, S. J., J. A. Royle, P. H. Adler, R. P. Urbanek, and J. A. Barzen. 2013. A hierarchical nest survival model integrating incomplete temporally varying covariates. Ecology and Evolution 3 (13):4439-4447. Abstract

Mattsson, B. J., E. F. Zipkin, B. Gardner, P. J. Blank, J. R. Sauer, and J. A. Royle. 2013. Explaining local-scale species distributions: Relative contributions of spatial autocorrelation and landscape heterogeneity for an avian assemblage. PLoS ONE 8(2):e55097. Abstract

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Michael Runge

Email: mrunge@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Grassland Breeding Birds on National Wildlife Refuges in the Northeast U.S

Publications

Converse, S. J., C. T. Moore, M. J. Folk, and M. C. Runge. 2013. A matter of tradeoffs: Reintroduction as a multiple objective decision. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(6):1145–1156. Abstract

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John Sauer

Email: jrsauer@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/

     http://www.stateofthebirds.org/

Areas of Study

Evaluation of Representativeness of Sampling of the North American Breeding Bird Survey

Estimating Trend and Detection Probability Using Data from the Breeding Bird Survey

Publications

Bled, F., J. Sauer, K. Pardieck, P. Doherty, and J. A. Royle. 2013. Modeling Trends from North American Breeding Bird Survey Data: A Spatially Explicit Approach. PLOS ONE 8(12):e81867. Abstract

Karanth, K. K., J. D. Nichols, J. R. Sauer, J. E. Hines, and C. B. Yackulic. 2013. Latitudinal gradients in North American avian species richness, turnover rates and extinction probabilities. Ecography Online Early December 19 Abstract

Mattsson, B. J., E. F. Zipkin, B. Gardner, P. J. Blank, J. R. Sauer, and J. A. Royle. 2013. Explaining local-scale species distributions: Relative contributions of spatial autocorrelation and landscape heterogeneity for an avian assemblage. PLoS ONE 8(2):e55097. Abstract

Millsap, B. A., G. S. Zimmerman, J. R. Sauer, R. M. Nielson, M. Otto, E. Bjerre, and R. Murphy. 2013. Golden eagle population trends in the western united states: 1968-2010. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(7):1436-1448. Abstract

Sauer, J. R., P. J. Blank, E. F. Zipkin, J. E. Fallon, and F. W. Fallon. 2013. Using multi-species occupancy models in structured decision making on managed lands. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(1):117-127. Abstract

Sauer, J. R., W. A. Link, J. E. Fallon, K. L. Pardieck, and D. J. Jr. Ziolkowski. 2013. The North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966-2011: Summary Analysis and Species Accounts. North American Fauna 79:1-32. Abstract

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Daniel Twedt

Email: dtwedt@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Monitoring Birds in National Parks of the Gulf Coast Network

Shorebird Habitat in Southeastern Missouri

Publications

Evans, K. O., L. W. Jr. Burger, S. K. Riffell, M. D. Smith, D. J. Twedt , R. R. Wilson , S. Vorisek, C. Rideout, and K. Heyden. 2014. Avian response to conservation buffers in agricultural landscapes during winter. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(2):257-264. Abstract

Twedt, D. J. 2013. Wintering and Breeding Bird Monitoring Data Analysis 2010-2013: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/GULN/NRDS2013/556 . U.S. National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO. v, 24 pp. Abstract , PDF

Twedt, D. J. 2013. Foraging habitat for shorebirds in southeastern Missouri and its predicted future availability. Wetlands 33(4):667-678. Abstract

Twedt, D. J. and S. G. Somershoe. 2013. Regeneration in bottomland forest canopy gaps six years after variable retention harvests to enhance wildlife habitat. Pages 261-269 in James M. Guldin, editor. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Hot Springs, Arkansas, November 2008. General Technical Report SRS-175 U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC. vi, 585 pp. Abstract

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Mark Wimer

Email: mwimer@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba

Areas of Study

Breeding Bird Atlas Explorer

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