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Pinned  Arctic-Nesting Birds May Struggle with Changing Climate

Mar 11 2016 02:52 PM | Ellen Paul in Editor's Choice: The Auk

Warming in the Arctic may not be beneficial for songbird nestlings as it will also bring wetter and more variable conditions.



Author: The Auk: Ornithological Advances
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Long-term research at Bahia Kina

Jan 19 2016 06:42 AM | Ellen Paul in Editor's Choice: Waterbirds

In this edition of the Editor's Choice series, Stephanie Jones, Editor of Waterbirds, highlights an article from the December 2015 issue of Waterbirds (vol. 38, no. 4), titled Diversity, Abundance and Nesting Phenology of the Wading Birds of Bahía Kino, Sonora, México.

Author: Stephanie Jones
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Editor's Choice: Waterbirds

Dec 13 2015 09:30 AM | Ellen Paul in Editor's Choice: Waterbirds

Dippers are very cool birds, and the Rufous-throated Dipper may be the coolest of the dippers!

Author: Stephanie Jones
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Auk Ornithological Advances - Editor's Choice: Study Confirms Feasibility of Tracking Parrots with GPS Telemetry

Feb 20 2015 01:41 PM | Ellen Paul in Editor's Choice: The Auk

Outwitting parrots takes ingenuity. Researchers in New Zealand figured out how to keep Keas from removing and destroying data loggers.

Author: AOUCOSPUBS
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Editor's Choice: Breeding biology of Hawaiian birds and Uruguayan savanna avian assemblages

Jan 14 2015 02:48 PM | Phil Stouffer in Editor's Choice: The Condor

The editor of the The Condor: Ornithological Applications highlights two recent publications. The first explores the breeding biology of two endangered Hawaiian forest birds. The second describes the structure of avian assemblages in grasslands associated with agriculture in the Uruguayan savanna ecoregion.

Author: Philip Stouffer, Editor
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Editor's Choice: Phylogeny of Emberizoidea and female mate choice in Greater Sage-Grouse

Jan 12 2015 04:44 PM | Mark Hauber in Editor's Choice: The Auk

Editor-in-Chief Mark Hauber highlights two superb papers coming in the April 2015 issue of The Auk: Ornithological Advances. The first offers insights into New World biogeography based on a new Emberizoidea phylogeny. The second reveals that male sage-grouse are most attractive to females when they increase the intensity of their display as females get closer.

Author: Mark Hauber, Editor-in-Chief
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Editor's Choice: Importance of survey timing on shorebird density estimates

Jan 12 2015 09:58 AM | Stephanie Jones in Editor's Choice: Waterbirds

Waterbirds editor Stephanie Jones highlights a paper describing the importance of survey timing on shorebird density estimates at East Bay, Nunavut, Canada

Author: Stephanie L. Jones, Editor
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Migration route and stopovers: Do we really know the patterns?

Jul 17 2014 01:24 PM | Stephanie Jones in Editor's Choice: Waterbirds

Migration route and stopovers: Do we really know the patterns? A recent paper in Waterbirds details information on migration, and maybe it is more idiosyncratic than we thought.

Author: Stephanie L. Jones, Editor
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Feeding Behavior, Bird Visitation, and Seed Dispersal in Guarea macrophylla and Trichilia quadrijuga (Meliaceae)

Apr 14 2014 03:20 PM | Jack Eitniear in Editor's Choice: Ornitologia Neotropical

A recent paper in Ornitologia Neotropical by Federico A. Prado
details avian fruit consumption from two tropical trees. As with other similar studies it emphasizes the important relationship between birds and many tropical forest plants.

Author: Jack Eitniear
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Endangered Marbled Murrelets build both tree and ground nests

Apr 09 2014 07:46 AM | Ellen Paul in Editor's Choice: The Condor

Waterfront or mountain view? Why do Marbled Murrelets choose to nest where they do? A recent paper by Blake A. Barbaree and coauthors is highlighted by the editor of The Condor: Ornithological Applications.

Author: Philip C Stouffer
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Common Yellowthroat song varies across geographic regions and among subspecies

Apr 02 2014 06:07 AM | Ellen Paul in Editor's Choice: The Auk

Wichity witchity witchity: the song of the Common Yellowthroat carries a record of evolutionary change. A recent paper by Rachel T. Bolus is highlighted by the editor of The Auk: Ornithological Advances.

Author: Mark Hauber
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Nocturnal Bird Migration In Mexico: First Records From Marine Radar

Mar 07 2014 10:36 PM | Jack Eitniear in Editor's Choice: Ornitologia Neotropical

A recent paper in Ornitologia Neotropical by Sergio A. Cabrera-Cruz, Todd J. Mabee, & Rafael Villegas Patraca describes the migration of Nearctic-Neotropical birds along the Pacific side of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Author: Jack Clinton Eitniear
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Editor's Choice: Technology to identify seabird foraging sites

Jan 22 2014 02:20 PM | Stephanie Jones in Editor's Choice: Waterbirds

Waterbirds editor Stephanie Jones highlights a paper describing the use of tracking devices on seabirds to identify foraging areas.

Author: Stephanie L. Jones, Editor
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Molecular Phylogenetics of Neotropical Seedeaters and Seed-finches

Nov 16 2013 08:25 AM | Jack Eitniear in Editor's Choice: Ornitologia Neotropical

A recent paper in Ornitologia Neotropical by Nicholas A. Mason and Kevin J. Burns suggests merging the genera Oryzoborus and Dolospingus into a broadly defined Sporophila.

Author: Jack Eitniear
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Editor's Choice: Waterbirds September 2013

Oct 24 2013 03:26 PM | Stephanie Jones in Editor's Choice: Waterbirds

The Waterbirds Editor Stephanie L. Jones offers her choice for must-read articles in the most recent issue of Waterbirds. In the September 2013 issue, she highlights the influence of wind turbines on inland shorebirds. In addition, the Waterbirds September issue documents recent advances in the understanding of long-distance migration using satellite and radio geolocators. Technological advances often spawn new discoveries, and this is certainly true of avian migration.

Author: Stephanie L. Jones, Editor
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Editor's Choice: Waterbirds papers on molt patterns and nomenclature in ducks

Aug 01 2013 10:02 AM | Stephanie Jones in Editor's Choice: Waterbirds

Waterbirds Editor Stephanie Jones summarizes an exchange about molt patterns and nomenclature in ducks, and how a clear understanding of molt terminology is critical to our increased understanding of molt strategies in birds. Full text articles are provided courtesy of the Waterbird Society!

Author: Stephanie L. Jones, Editor
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Editor's Choice, Auk volume 130 issue 2

Jun 24 2013 08:51 AM | MIchael Murphy in Editor's Choice: The Auk

The Auk Editor Michael T. Murphy offers his choice for must-read articles in the most recent issue of the Auk. In this issue, he highlights recent advances in the understanding of long-distance migration using archival light-level geolocators.

Author: Michael T. Murphy, Editor
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Editor's Choice, Auk volume 130 number 1

Feb 08 2013 03:19 PM | MIchael Murphy in Editor's Choice: The Auk

The editor of The Auk highlights two articles from the most recent issue that deserve special attention. The articles for this issue are: Assessing migration of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) at broad spatial and temporal scales by Jason R. Courter, Ron J. Johnson, William C. Bridges, and Kenneth G. Hubbard and Life-history tradeoffs in Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis): Implications for assessment of territory quality by M. Zachariah Peery and R. J. Gutiérrez

Author: Michael T. Murphy, Editor
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Editor's Choice, The Auk 129(4), October 2012

Oct 29 2012 10:00 AM | MIchael Murphy in Editor's Choice: The Auk

In 2011 we began highlighting articles that we believe deserve special attention. For the October 2012 issue of the Auk, we highlight the following two articles: One species but two patterns: Populations of the Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica) differ in spring migration timing by Nathan R. Senner and El Niño–Southern Oscillation influences annual survival of a migratory songbird at a regional scale by Joseph A. LaManna, T. Luke George, James F. Saracco, M. Philip Nott, and David F. DeSante.

Author: Michael T. Murphy, Editor
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Editor's Choice from the Auk, April 2012

May 13 2012 05:50 PM | MIchael Murphy in Editor's Choice: The Auk

The editor of The Auk highlights two articles from the most recent issue that deserve special attention. In the first, Kevin Burns and Allison Schultz report on widespread cryptic dichromatism in Neotropical songbirds. In the second, Iván de la Hera et al. expore the relationships between migratory behavior and speed and timing of molt in Nearctic passerines. Both articles are available for free online thanks to the AOU.

Author: Michael T. Murphy, Editor
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Editor's Choice: A New Feature from the Auk

Nov 03 2011 12:12 PM | MIchael Murphy in Editor's Choice: The Auk

Starting with the October 2011 issue of The Auk, we are highlighting articles that we believe deserve special attention from our members and hopefully increase interest in the journal in readers who are not members now. Below are my choices for this issue of The Auk.

Author: Michael Murphy, Editor
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