Bird migration is a well-researched phenological event. However, few studies in North America have investigated the effects of climate change and extreme weather on the relationships of migratory avian species and their seasonal resources. This is a critical gap in knowledge that limits our ability to prioritize management and conservation applications throughout the annual cycle. Phenological Synchrony and Bird Migration: Changing Climate and Seasonal Resources in North America explores critical linkages between migratory birds, their seasonal resources, and shifts in climate change and weather events.
Gathered from projects conducted during spring or fall migration, the book covers topics such as:
- Conservation and management considerations for migratory birds throughout the United States with respect to climate change
- The relation of climate on the wintering grounds to spring migration of short- and long-distance migratory birds
- The relationships of migratory birds and their seasonal resources, and the nature of these relationships in the face of climate change and extreme weather events at stopover habitats in both spring and fall migration
With contributions from over 40 researchers, and published in collaboration with and on behalf of the American Ornithological Society, this volume in the highly-regarded Studies in Avian Biology series will help readers understand the effects of climate change on migratory birds and will provide a solid basis for further inquiry and research in this area.
Conservation and Management
Leaps, Chains, and Climate Change for Western Migratory Songbirds; Joseph J. Fontaine, Ryan J. Stutzman, and Leonard Z. Gannes
Landbird Stopover in the Great Lakes Region: Integrating Habitat Use and Climate Change in Conservation; David N. Ewert, Kimberly R. Hall, Robert J. Smith, and Paul G. Rodewald
A Bird’s-Eye View of the USA National Phenology Network: An Off-the-Shelf Monitoring Program; Jherime L. Kellermann, Carolyn A. F. Enquist, Diana L. Humple, Nathaniel E. Seavy, Alyssa Rosemartin, Renee L. Cormier, and LoriAnne Barnett
Spring Resource Phenology and Timing of Songbird Migration across the Gulf of Mexico; Emily B. Cohen, Zoltan
Nemeth, Theodore J. Zenzal, Jr., Kristina L. Paxton, Robert Diehl, Eben H. Paxton, and Frank R. Moore
Climate on Wintering Grounds Drives Spring Arrival of Short-Distance Migrants to the Upper Midwest; Benjamin Zuckerberg, Eric J. Ross, Karine Prince, and David N. Bonter
Phenological Asynchrony Between Migrant Songbirds and Food Resources during Early Springs: Initiation of a Trophic Cascade at a Stopover Site; Paul K. Strode
Climatic Extremes Influence Spring Tree Phenology and Migratory Songbird Foraging Behavior; Eric M. Wood and Anna M. Pidgeon
Phenological Synchrony of Bird Migration with Tree Flowering at Desert Riparian Stopover Sites; Jherime L. Kellermann and Charles van Riper III
Shorebird Migration in the Face of Climate Change: Potential Shifts in Migration Phenology and Resource Availability; Ryan J. Stutzman and Joseph J. Fontaine
Matching Ephemeral Resources on Autumnal Stopover and the Potential for Mismatch; Brian J. Olsen, Jennifer D. McCabe, Evan M. Adams, David P. Grunzel, and Adrienne J. Leppold
Annual Variation in Autumn Migration Phenology and Energetic Condition at a Stopover Site in the Western United States; Robert A. Miller, Jay D. Carlisle, Neil Paprocki, Gregory S. Kaltenecker, and Julie A. Heath
Autumn Migration of North American Landbirds; Elizabeth R. Ellwood, Amanda Gallinat, Richard B. Primack, and Trevor L. Lloyd-Evans
"… This volume, with 12 chapters contributed by over 40 researchers, is a critical look at the synchrony of phenology with migration in a variety of species that have a variety of migration strategies. It details phenological mismatches in both spring and fall migration and highlights the dramatic effects of phenological changes that have arisen because of ongoing global climate changes. It is a valuable snapshot of an ever-changing, ever-challenging world. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, professionals/practitioners."
—D. A. Rintoul, Kansas State University, CHOICE
The editors have curated a wide breadth of studies on phenology and bird migration in North America, covering a range of different species and habitats and ranging from broadscale summaries of changing patterns to detailed mechanistic studies across trophic levels.
—Samantha Franks, BTO Book Reviews online