Urban birds/ecology bibliography – updated March 2009 This bibliography serves to update the urban birds bibliography published by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (http://www.rmbo.org/conservation/urban.html), last updated in April 2002. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but contains many citations of interest of papers published beginning in 2003. It is heavy on bird articles, but I’m beginning to add more general urban ecology papers. Antos, M. J., Fitzsimons, J. A. Palmer, G. C., and J.G. White. 2006. Introduced birds in urban remnant vegetation: Does remnant size really matter? Austral Ecology 31:254- 261. Antos, M. J., G. G. Ehmke, C. L. Tzaros, and M. A. Weston. 2007. Unauthorized human use of an urban coastal wetland sanctuary: Current and future patterns. Landscape Urban Plan. 80: 173-183. Auman, H. J., Meathrel, C. E., and A. Richardson. 2008. Supersize me: Does anthropogenic food change the body condition of Silver Gulls? A comparison between urbanized and remote, non-urbanized areas. Waterbirds 31:122-126. Banks, P. B. and J. V. Bryant. 2007. Four-legged friend or foe? Dog walking displaces native birds from natural areas. Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2007.0374 Bautista, L. M., J. T. Garcia, R. G. Calmaestra, C. Palacin, C. A. Martin, M. B. Morales, R. Bonal, and J. Vinuela. 2004. Effect of weekend road traffic on the use of space by raptors. Cons. Biol. 18:726-732. Beckerman, A. P., M. Boots, and K. J. Gaston. 2007. Urban bird declines and the fear of cats. Animal Conservation 10:320-325. Bennett, L. P. and R. J. Milne. 2004. Criteria to assess and select sites for long-term avian monitoring in an urbanizing landscape. Env. Monitoring Assess. 94:17-162. Burger, J., R. Bowman, G. E. Woolfenden, and M. Gochfeld. 2004. Metal and metalloid concentrations in the eggs of threatened Florida scrub-jays in suburban habitat from south-central Florida. Sci. Total. Env. 328:185-193. Blewett, C. M. and J. M. Marzluff. 2005 Effects of urban sprawl on snags and the abundance and productivity of cavity-nesting birds. Condor 107:678-693. Burhans, D. E. and F. R. Thompson III. 2006. Songbird abundance and parasitism differ between urban and rural shrublands. Ecological Applications 16:394-405. Bryant, M. M. 2006. Urban landscape conservation and the role of ecological greenways at local and metropolitan scales. Lands. Urban Planning 76: 23-44. Caula, S., Marty, P. and J.-L. Martin. 2008. Seasonal variation in species composition of an urban bird community in Mediterranean France. Lands. Urban Planning 87:1-9. Chace, J. F. and J. J. Walsh. 2006. Urban effects on native avifauna: a review. Lands. Urban Planning 74: 46-69. Chace, J. F., J. J. Walsh, A. Cruz, J. W. Prather, and H. M. Swanson. 2003. Spatial and temporal activity patterns of the brood parasitic brown-headed cowbird at an urban/wildland interface. Landscape Urban Plan. 64:179-190. Chamberlain, D. E., M. P. Toms, R. Cleary-McHarg, and A. N. Banks. 2007. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) habitat use in urbanized landscapes. Jrl. Ornith. 148:453- 462. Chamberlain, D. E., A. R. Cannon, M. P. Toms, D. I. Leech, B. J. Hatchwell, and K. J. Gaston. 2009. Avian productivity in urban landscapes: a review and meta-analysis. Ibis 151: 1-18. Chandler R. B., Strong, A. M., and Kaufman, C. C. 2004. Elevated lead levels in urban house sparrows: A threat to sharp-shinned hawks and merlins? Journal of Raptor Research 38:62–68. Christie, F. J. and D. F. Hochuli. 2005. Elevated levels of herbivory in urban landscapes: are declines in tree health more than an edge effect? Ecol. Society 10 [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol10/iss1/art10 Clergeua, P. and F. Quenot. 2007. Roost selection flexibility of European Starlings aids invasion of urban landscape. Landscape Urban Plan. 80:56-62. Crooks, K. R., A. V. Suarez, and D. T. Bolger. 2004. Avian assemblages along a gradient of urbanization in a highly fragmented landscape. Biol. Cons. 115:451-462. DeLap, J. H. and R. Knight. 2003. Response of an avian scavenging guild to construction activity. Natural Areas Jrl. 23:274-277. Devictor, V., R. Julliard, D. Couvet, A. Lee, and F. Jiguet. 2007. Functional homogenization effect of urbanization on bird communities. Conservation Biology 21: 741-751. Donnelly, R. and J. M. Marzluff. 2004. Importance of reserve size and landscape context to urban bird conservation. Cons. Biol. 18:733-745. Echeverria, A.I., A. I. Vassallo and J.P. Isaach. 2006. Experimental analysis of novelty responses in a bird assemblage inhabiting a suburban marsh. Canadian Jrl. Zool. 84:974-981. Estes, W. A, and Mannan, R. W. 2003. Feeding bahavior of Cooper's hawks at urban and rural nests in southeastern Arizona. Condor 105:107–116. Elliott, K. H., J. Duffe, S. L. Lee, P. Mineau, and J. E. Elliott. 2006. Foraging ecology of Bald Eagles at an urban landfill. Wilson Bulletin 118:380-390. Er, K. B. H., J. L. Innes, K. Martin, and B. Klinkenberg. 2005. Forest loss with urbanization predicts bird extirpations in Vancouver. Biol. Cons. 126:410-419. Evans, K. L., S. E. Newson, and K. J. Gaston. 2009. Habitat influences on urban avian assemblages. Ibis 151:19-39. Fernandez-Juricic, E. 2004. Spatial and temporal analysis of the distribution of forest specialists in an urban-fragmented landscape (Madrid, Spain): implications for local and regional bird conservation. Landscape Urban Plan. 69:17-32. Fernandez-Juricic, E., M. P. Venier, D. Renison, and D. T. Blumstein. 2005. Sensitivity of wildlife to spatial patterns of recreationist behavior: a critical assessment of minimum approaching distances and buffer areas for grasslands birds. Biol. Cons. 125:225-235. Forrest, A. and Cassady St. Clair, C. 2006. Effects of dog leash laws and habitat type on avian and small mammal communities in urban parks. Urban Ecosystems 9:51-66. Fuller, R. A., P. H. Warren, P. R. Armsworth, O. Barbosa, and K. J. Gaston. 2008. Garden bird feeding predicts the structure of urban avian assemblages. Diversity and Distributions 14:131–137. Fuller, R. A., J. Tratalos, and K. J. Gaston. 2009. How many birds are there in a city of half a million people? Diversity and Distributions 15:328-337. Garaffa, P. I., J. Filloy, and M. I. Bellocq. 2009. Bird community responses along urban- rural gradients: does the size of the urbanized area matter? Landscape Urban Plan. 90:33-41. Giunchi, D., V. Gaggini, and N. E. Baldaccini. 2007. Distance sampling as an effective method for monitoring feral pigeon (Columba livia f. domestica) urban populations. Urban Ecosys. 10:397-412. Green, D. M. and M. G. Baker. 2003. Urbanization impacts on habitat and bird communities in a Sonoran desert ecosystem. Landscape Urban Plan. 63:225-239. Guillemain, M, R. Blanc, C. Lucas, and M. Lepley. 2007. Ecotourism disturbance to wildfowl in protected areas: historical, empirical, and experimental approaches in the Camargue, Southern France. Biodivers. Conserv. 16:3633-3651. Gundale, M. J., W. M. Jolly, and T. H. Deluca. 2005. Susceptibility of a northern hardwood forest to exotic earthworm invasion. Cons. Biol. 19:1075-1083. Hammond, R. A. and M. D. Hudson. 2007. Environmental management of UK golf courses for biodiversity – attitudes and actions. Landscape Urban Plan. 83: 127-136. Hansen, M. J. and A. P. Clevenger. 2005. The influence of disturbance and habitat on the presence of non-native plant species along transport corridors. Biol. Cons. 125:249- 259. Hodgkison, S. C., J. –M. Hero, and J. Warnken. 2007. The conservation value of suburban golf courses in a rapidly urbanising region of Australia. Landscape Urban Plan. 79:323-327. Hodgson, R., K. French, and R. E. Major. 2007. Avian movement across abrupt ecological edges: Differential responses to housing density in an urban matrix. Landscape Urban Plan. 79:266-272. Hostetler, M. and K. Kowles-Yanez. 2003. Land use, scale, and bird distributions in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Landscape Urban Plan. 62:55-68. Hostetler, M., S. Duncan, and J. Paul. 2005. Post-construction effects of an urban development on migrating, resident, and wintering birds. Southeastern Naturalist 4:421- 434. Ikuta, L. A. and D. T. Blumstein. 2003. Do fences protect birds from human disturbance? Biol. Cons. 112:447-452. Jokimaki, J. and M-L. Kaisanlahti-Jokimaki. 2003. Spatial similarity of urban bird communities: a multiscale approach. Jrl. Biogeography 30:1183-1193. Jones, D. N., and S. J. Reynolds. 2008. Feeding birds in our towns and cities: a global research opportunity. Journal of Avian Biology 39:265-271. Kight, C. R., and J. P. Swaddle. 2007. Associations of anthropogenic activity and disturbance with fitness metrics of eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis). Biol. Cons. 138:189- 197. Kinzig, A. P., P. Warren, C. Martin, D. Hope, and M. Katti. 2005. The effects of human socioeconomic status and cultural characteristics on urban patterns of biodiversity. ? Ecol. Society 10 [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol10/iss1/art23 Kristan, W. B ., III, Boarman, W. I., and Crayon, J. J. 2004. Diet composition of common ravens across the urban-wildland interface of the West Mojave Desert. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:244–253. Lepczyk, C. A., A. G. Mertig, and J. Liu. 2003. Landowners and cat predation across rural-to-urban landscapes. Biol. Cons. 115:191-201. Lepczyk, C. A., C. H. Flather, V. C. Radeloff, A. M. Pidgeon, R. B. Hammer, and J. Liu. 2008. Human impacts on regional avian diversity and abundance. Cons. Bio. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.00881.x Leston L. F. V., and A. D. Rodewald. 2006. Are urban forests ecological traps for understory birds? An examination using Northern Cardinals. Biol. Cons. 131:566-574. Lim, H. C. and N. S. Sodhi. 2004. Responses of avian guilds to urbanization in a tropical city. Landscape Urban Plan. 66:199-215. Mallord, J. W., P. M. Dolman, A. Brown, and W. J. Sutherland. 2007. Quantifying density dependence in a bird population using human disturbance. Oecologia 153:49- 56. Mannan, R. W., R. N. Mannan, C. A. Schmidt, W. A. Estes-Zumpf, and C. W. Boal. 2007. Influence of natal experience on nest-site selection by urban-nesting Cooper’s Hawks. Jrl. Wildlife Mgmt. 71:64-69. Mannan, R. W., R. J. Steidl, and C. W. Boal. 2008. Identifying habitat sinks: a case study of Cooper’s Hawks in an urban environment. Urban Ecosystems 11: 141-148. Mrakovchick-Nicholls, L., H. M. Regan, D. H. Deutschman, A. Widyanata, B. Martin, L. Noreke, and T. A. Hunt. 2008 Relationships between human disturbance and wildlife use in urban habitat fragments. Cons. Biol 22: 99-109. Marzluff, J. M., J. C. Withey, K. A. Whittaker, M. D. Oleyar, T. M. Unfired, S. Rullman, and J. DeLap. 2007. Consequences of habitat utilization by nest predators and breeding songbirds across multiple scales in an urbanizing landscape. Condor 109:516-534. Mason, J., C. Moorman, G. Hess, and K. Sinclair. 2007. Designing urban greenways to provide habitat for forest-breeding birds. Landscape Urban Plan. 80: 153-164. McKinney, M. L. 2006. Urbanization as a major cause of biotic homogenization. Biol. Cons. 127:247-260. Melles, S., S. Glenn, and K. Martin. 2003. Urban bird diversity and landscape complexity: species-environment associations along a multiscale habitat gradient. Conservation Ecol. 7(1):5 [online] URL: http://www.consecol.og/vol7/iss1/art5 Munoz, A. M., R. A. McCleery, R. R. Lopez, and N. J. Silvy. 2008. Nesting ecology of mourning doves in an urban landscape. Urban Ecosystems 11:257-267. Murgui, E. 2007. Effects of seasonality on the species-area relationship: a case study with birds in urban parks. Global Ecol. Biogeog. 16:319-329. Newhouse, M. J., P. P. Marra, and L. S. Johnson. 2008. Reproductive success of House Wrens in suburban and rural landscapes. Wilson Jrl. Ornith. 120:99-104. Palomino D. and L. M. Carrascal. 2007. Habitat associations of a raptor community in a mosaic landscape of Central Spain under urban development. Lands. Urban Plan. 83:268-274. Palomino D. and L. M. Carrascal. 2007. Threshold distances to nearby cities and roads influence the bird community of a mosaic landscape. Biol. Conser. 140:100-109. Palomino D. and L. M. Carrascal. 2006. Urban influence on birds at a regional scale: A case study with the avifauna of northern Madrid province. Lands. Urban Plan. 77: 276- 290. Parsons, H., R. E. Major, and K. French. 2006. Species interactions and habitat associations of birds inhabiting urban areas of Sydney, Australia. Austral Ecology 31:217-227. Partecki, J., T. J. Van’t Hof, and E. Gwinner. 2005. Underlying physiological control of reproduction in urban and forest-dwelling European blackbirds Turdus merula. Jrl. Avian Biol. 36:295-305. Peach, W. J., K. E. Vincent, J. A. Fowler, and P. V. Grice. 2008. Reproductive success of house sparrows along an urban gradient. Animal Conservation 11:493-503. Pescador, M. and S. Peris. 2007. Influence of roads on bird nest predation: An experimental study in the Iberian Peninsula. Landscape Urb. Plan. 82: 66-71. Platt, A. and Lill, A. 2006. Composition and conservation value of bird assemblages of urban ‘habitat islands’: Do pedestrian traffic and landscape variables exert an influence? Urban Ecosystems 9:83-97. Poot, H., B. J. Ens, H. de Vries, M. A. H. Donners, M. R. Wernand, and J. M. Marquenie. 2008. Green light for nocturnally migrating birds. Ecology and Society 13(2): 47. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol13/iss2/art47/ Radeloff, V. C., R. B. Hammer, and S. I. Steward. 2005. Rural and suburban sprawl in the U.S. Midwest from 1940 to 2000 and its relation to forest fragmentation. Cons. Biol. 19:793-805. Randler, C. 2007. Parental investment in Swan Geese in an urban environment. Wilson Bull. Ornith. 119:23-27. Rohnke, A. T., and R. H. Yahner. 2008. Long-term effects of wastewater irrigation on habitat and a bird community in central Pennsylvania. Wilson Jrl. Ornith. 120:146-152. Sandström, U. G., P. Angelstam and G. Mikusiński. 2006. Ecological diversity of birds in relation to the structure of urban green space. Lands. Urban Plan. 77:39-53. Sarah, P. and H. M. Zhevelev. 2007. Effects of visitors’ pressure on soil and vegetation in several different micro-environments in urban parks in Tel Aviv. Lands. Urban Plan. 83:284-293. Shaw, L. M., D. Chamberlain, and M Evans. 2008. The House Sparrow Passer domesticus in urban areas: reviewing a possible link between post-decline distribution and human socioeconomic status. Jrl. Ornith. 149:293-299. Shochat, E. 2004. Credit or debit? Resource input changes population dynamics of city- slicker birds. Oikos 106:622-626. Shochat, E. P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth, N. E. McIntyre, and D. Hope. 2006. From patterns to emerging processes in mechanistic urban ecology. Trends Ecology and Evol. 21:186-191. Shwartz, A., S. Shirley, and S. Kark. 2008. How do habitat variability and management regime shape the spatial heterogeneity of birds within a large Mediterranean urban park? Lands. Urban Plan. 84:219-229. Simon, U., Kubler, S., and Bohner, J. 2007. Analysis of breeding bird communities along an urban-rural gradient in Berlin, Germany, by Hasse Diagram Technique. Urban Ecosystems 10: 17-28. Sims, V., K. L. Evans, S. E. Newson, J. A. Tratalos, and K. J. Gaston. 2008. Avian assemblage structure and domestic cat densities in urban environments. Diversity and Distributions 14:387-399. Slabbekoorn, H., and Peet, M. 2003. Birds sing at higher pitch in urban noise. Nature 424:267. Smith, P. G. R. 2007. Characteristics of urban natural areas influencing winter bird use in southern Ontario, Canada. Envir. Mgmt. 39:338-352. Sorace, A. and M. Visentin. 2007. Avian diversity on golf courses and surrounding landscapes in Italy. Landscape Urban Plan. 81:81-90. Sparling, D. W., J. Eisemann, and W. Kuenzel. 2007Nesting and foraging behavior of red-winged blackbirds in stormwater wetlands. Urban Ecosystems 10:1-15. Stratford, J. A. and Robinson, W. D. 2006. Distribution of neotropical migratory bird species across an urbanizing landscape. Urban Ecosystems 8:59-77. Stout, W. E., R. N. Rosenfield, W. G. Holton, J. Bielefeldt. 2007. Nesting biology of urban Cooper’s Hawks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jrl. Wildlife Mgmt. 71: 366-375. Traut, A. H. and M. E. Hostetler. 2004. Urban lakes and waterbirds: effects of shoreline development on avian distribution. Landscape Urban Plan. 69:69-85. Turner, W. R. 2003. Citywide biological monitoring as a tool for ecology and conservation in urban landscapes: the case of the Tucson Bird Count. Landscape Urban Plan. 65:149-166. Valiela, I. and P. Martinetto. 2007. Changes in bird abundance in eastern North America: urban sprawl and global footprint? Bioscience 57:360-370. Vermaat, J. E., H. Goosen, and N. Omtzigt. 2007. Do biodiversity patterns in Dutch wetland complexes relate to variation in urbanization, intensity of agricultural land use or fragmentation? Biodivers. Conserv. 16:3585-3595. Warren, P. S., Katti, M., Ermann, M. and A. Brazel. 2006. Urban bioacoustics: it’s not just noise. Animal Behaviour 71:491-502. White, J. G., M. J. Antos, J. A. Fitzsimons, G. C. Palmer. 2005. Non-uniform bird assemblages in urban environments: the influence of streetscape vegetation. Landscape Urban Plan. 71:123-135. Yeh, P. J. 2004. Rapid evolution of a sexually selected trait following population establishment in a novel environment. Evolution 58:166-174. [Urban population of Junco hyemalis loses white in tail] Yeh, P. J. and T. D. Price. 2004. Adaptive phenotypic plasticity and the successful colonization of a novel environment. Amer. Naturalist 165:531-542. [Junco hyemalis populates urban college campus] Yeoman, F. and R. Mac Nally. 2005. The avifaunas of some fragmented, periurban, coastal woodlands in south-eastern Australia. Landscape Urban Plan. 72:297-312.
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