Further Reading on Bird Migration


This is in no way an inclusive list.

Able, K.P. and S.A. Gauthreaux, Jr. 1975. Quantification of nocturnal passerine migration with a portable ceilometer. Condor 77:77-96.
Ehrlich, P. R., D. S. Dobkin and D. Wheye. 1988. The birder’s handbook. Fireside books, New York, NY. 785 pp.
Finch, D. M. and P. W. Stangel. 1992. Status and management of Neotropical migratory birds. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report RM-229. 422 pp.
Fisher, A. C. 1979. Mysteries of bird migration. National Geographic Magazine, August, pp. 154-193.
Gauthreaux, Jr., S.A. 1996. Historical perspectives in bird migration: methodologies and major research trajectories (1945-1995). Condor 98:442-453.
Gauthreaux, Jr., S.A. 1979. Priorities in bird migration studies. Auk 96:813-815.
Gauthreaux, Jr., S.A. 1972. Behavioral responses of migrating birds to daylight and darkness: a radar and direct visual study. Wilson Bulletin 84:136-148.
Gill, F. B. 1990. Ornithology. W.H. Freeman, New York, NY. 660 pp.
Hagan, J. M. and D. W. Johnston. 1992. Ecology and conservation of Neotropical migrant landbirds. Smithsonian Press, Washington, DC. 609 pp.
Hamel, P. 1992. Land Manager’s Guide to the birds of the south. The Nature Conservancy, Chapel Hill, NC and The U. S. Forest Service, Southern Region, Atlanta, GA. 367 pp.
Kerlinger, P. 1995. How birds migrate. Stackpole Press. 228 pp.
Kerlinger, P. and S.A. Gauthreaux, Jr. 1985. Seasonal timing, geographic distribution, and flight behavior of Broad-winged Hawks during spring migration in south Texas: a radar and visual study. Auk 102:735-743.
Lincoln, F. C. 1979. Migration of birds (revised edition) USFWS Circ. No. 16, Washington, D.C. 120 pp.
Pettingill, O. S. 1970. Ornithology in Laboratory and Field. Burgess Publ. Co., Minneapolis, MN. 524 pp.
Rappole, J. H. 1995. The ecology of migrant birds: A Neotropical perspective. Smithsonian Press. 269 pp.
Stokes, D. and L. Stokes. 1989. A guide to bird behavior. Vol. III. Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA. 397 pp.
Terres, John K. 1980. Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American birds. Alfred A. Knopf Publishing, New York, NY. 1,110 pp.

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