Urban birds bibliography – updated June 2005 - DOC by TroyO


									         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-

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-

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:

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.

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.

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-

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-

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-

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-

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.

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-

Parsons, H., R. E. Major, and K. French. 2006. Species interactions and habitat
associations of birds inhabiting urban areas of Sydney, Australia. Austral Ecology

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.
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.

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

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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