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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

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

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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

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

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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

Moore, C. T., S. J. Converse, M. J. Folk, M. C. Runge, and S. A. Nesbitt. 2012. Evaluating release alternatives for a long-lived bird species under uncertainty about long-term demographic rates. Pages S339-S353 in Michael Schaub and William L. Kendall, editors. Proceedings EURING Analytical Conference 2009: Estimation, modelling and conservation of vertebrate populations using marked individuals. Journal of Ornithology 152(Supplement 2) 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

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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

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

Tirpak, J. M., et al. 2009. Multiscale habitat suitability index models for priority landbirds in the Central Hardwoods and West Gulf Coastal Plain/Ouachitas Bird Conservation Regions. General Technical Report NRS-49 U. S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Newtown Square, PA. 195 pp. 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

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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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