Publications

McGill Bird Observatory collaborates with researchers and students in many different fields. Here is a list of the peer-reviewed publications that use MBO data:

Morales, A., B. Frei, C. Leung, R. Titman, S. Whelan, Z.M. Benowitz-Fredericks, and K. Elliott. 2020. Point-of-care blood analyzers measure the nutritional state of eighteen free-living bird species. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 240.

Scott, J.D., K.L. Clark, N.M. Coble, and T.R. Ballantyne. 2019. Detection and Transstadial Passage of Babesia Species and Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato in Ticks Collected from Avian and Mammalian Hosts in Canada. Healthcare 7: 155.

Nip, E.J., B. Frei, and K.H. Elliot. 2018. Seasonal and temporal variation in scaled mass index of Black-capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapillus). Canadian Field-Naturalist 132(4): 368–377.

Scott, J.D., K.L. Clark, J.E. Foley, B.C. Bierman, and L.A. Durden. 2018. Far-reaching dispersal of Borrelia burgdorferisensu lato-infected Blacklegged ticks by migratory songbirds in Canada. Healthcare 6: 89.

Scott, J.D., K.L. Clark, J.E. Foley, J.F. Anderson, B.C. Bierman, and L.A. Durden. 2018. Extensive distribution of the Lyme Disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in multiple tick species parasitizing avian and mammalian hosts across Canada. Healthcare 6: 131.

Jarjour C., B. Frei, and K.H. Elliott. 2017. Associations between sex, age and species-specific climate sensitivity in migration. Animal Migration 4: 23-36.

Hudon, J., and R. Mulvihill. 2017. Diet-induced plumage erythrism as a result of the spread of alien shrubs in North America. North American Bird Bander 42: 95-103.

Hobson, K.A., S.L. Van Wilgenburg, E.H. Dunn, D.J.T. Hussell, P.D. Taylor, and D.M. Collister. 2015. Predicting origins of passerines migrating through Canadian migration monitoring stations using stable-hydrogen isotope analyses of feathers: a new tool for bird conservation. Avian Conservation and Ecology 10(1): 3.

Scott, J.D., and L.A. Durden. 2015. New records of the Lyme disease bacterium in ticks collected from songbirds in central and eastern Canada. International Journal of Acarology 41: 241-249.

Confer J.L., L.L. Kanda, and I. Li. 2014. Northern Saw-whet Owl: regional patterns for fall migration and demographics revealed by banding data. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126: 305-320.

Mackenzie, S.A., and M.A. Gahbauer. 2014. Guidelines for prioritizing bird safety during high capture events. North American Bird Bander 39: 61-65.

Hudon J., D. Derbyshire, S. Leckie, and T. Flinn. 2013. Diet-Induced Plumage Erythrism in Baltimore Orioles as a Result of the Spread of Introduced Shrubs. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125: 88-96.

Scott, J.D., J.F. Anderson, and L.A. Durden. 2012. Widespread dispersal of Borrelia burgdorferi-infected ticks collected from songbirds across Canada. Journal of Parasitology 98: 49-59.

Kerr, K.C.R. 2011. Searching for evidence of selection in avian DNA barcodes. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 1045-1055.

Wolfe, J., and P. Pyle. 2011. First evidence for eccentric prealternate molt in the Indigo Bunting: possible implications for adaptive molt strategies. Western Birds 42: 257-262.

Crewe, T.L., J.D. McCracken, P.D. Taylor, D. Lepage, and A.E. Heagy. 2008. The Canadian Migration Monitoring Network-Réseau canadien de surveillance des migrations: Ten-year Report on Monitoring Landbird Population Change. CMMN-RCSM Scientific Technical Report #1. Bird Studies Canada, Port Rowan ON. 69 pp.

Hudson, M-A., M.A. Gahbauer, S. Leckie, and B. Frei. 2008. Unusually Extensive Preformative Molt in Hatching-year Song Sparrows. North American Bird Bander 33: 1-6.

Ogden, N.H., L.R. Lindsay, K. Hanincova, K. Barker, M. Bigras-Poulin, D.F. Charron, A. Heagy, C.M. Francis, C.J. O’Callaghan, I. Schwartz, and R.A. Thompson. 2008. Role of migratory birds in introduction and range expansion of Ixodes scapularisticks and of Borrelia burgdorferiand Anaplasma phagocytophilumin Canada. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74: 1780-1790.

Flinn T., J. Hudon, and D. Derbyshire. 2007. Tricks exotic shrubs do: When Baltimore Orioles stop being orange. Birding 39(5): 62-68.