The Palomarin Handbook (2015 edition)
Selected Palomarin Publications
Goodman, R.E., G. Lebuhn, N.E. Seavy, T. Gardali, J.D. Bluso-Demers. 2012. Avian body size changes and climate change: warming or increasing variability? Global Change Biology 18: 63-73.
Seavy, N.E., D.L. Humple, R.L. Cormier, and T. Gardali. 2012. Establishing the breeding provenance of a temperate-wintering North American passerine, the Golden-crowned Sparrow, using light-level geolocation. 2012. PlosOne 7.
Porzig, E.L., K.E. Dybala, T. Gardali, G. Ballard, G.R. Geupel, and J.A. Wiens. 2011. Forty-five years and counting: reflections from the Palomarin field station on the contribution of long-term monitoring and recommendations for the future. The Condor 113: 713-723.
Jennings, S., T. Gardali, N.E. Seavy, and G.R. Geupel. 2009. Effects of mist netting on reproductive performance of Wrentits and Song Sparrows in central coastal California. The Condor 111: 488-496.
Ballard, G., G. R. Geupel, N. Nur, and T. Gardali. 2003. Long term declines and decadal patterns in population trends of songbirds in Western North America 1979 – 1999. Condor 105:737-755.
Chase, M.K., N, Nur and G.R. Geupel. Effects of weather and population density on reproductive success and population dynamics in a Song Sparrow (Melospiza meloida) population: A long term study. Auk 122: 571-592.
Gardali, T., D. C. Barton, J. D. White, and G. R. Geupel. 2003. Juvenile and adult survival of Swainson’s Thrush in coastal California: annual estimates using capture-recapture analyses. Auk 120:1188-1194.
Howell, S. N. G., and T. Gardali. 2003. Phenology, sex ratios, and population trends of Selasphorus hummingbirds in coastal California. Journal of Field Ornithology 74:17-25.
Gardali, T., G. Ballard, N. Nur, and G. R. Geupel. 2000. Demography of a declining population of Warbling Vireos in coastal California. Condor 102:601-609.
Chase, M.K., N. Nur, and G.R. Geupel. 1997. Survival, productivity, and abundance in a Wilson’s Warbler population. Auk 114:354-366.
Johnson, M.D., and G.R. Geupel. 1996. The importance of productivity to the dynamics of a Swainson’s Thrush population. Condor 98:133-141.
DeSante, D.F., and G.R. Geupel. 1986. Landbird productivity in central coastal California: the relationship to annual rainfall, and a reproductive failure in 1986. Condor 89:663-653.
General Long-term Studies and Avian Conservation Science
Bock, C.E. 1997. The role of ornithology in conservation of the American west. Condor 99:1-6.
Konishi, M., S.T. Emlen, R.E. Ricklefs, and J.C. Wingfield. 1989. Contributions of bird studies to biology. Science 246:465-472.
O’Conner, R.J. 1991. Long-term bird population studies in the United States. IBIS 133 suppl. 1:36-48.
Robinson, S.K., F.R. Thompson, T.M. Donovan, D.R. Whitehead, and J Faaborg. 1995. Regional forest fragmentation and the nesting success of migratory birds. Science 267:1987-1990.
Tewksbury, J.J., S.J. Hejl, and T.E. Martin. 1998. Breeding productivity does not decline with increasing fragmentation in a western landscape. Ecology 79:2890-2903.
Lloyd, P. T. E. Martin, R. L. Redmond, U. Langner, and M. M. Hart. 2005. Linking demographic effects of habitat fragmentation across landscapes to continental source–sink dynamics. Ecological Applications 15:1504–1514
The Mayfield Method and beyond
Gardali for Palo: Calculating nest survival using the Mayfield (1975) Method (is simple)
Mayfield, H.F. 1975. Suggestions for calculating nest success. Wilson Bull. 87:456- 466.
Nur, N., A.L. Holmes, and G.R. Guepel, GR. 2004. Use of survival time analysis to analyze nesting success in birds: An example using Loggerhead Shrikes. Condor 106:457-471.
Johnson, D.H. 1979. Estimating nest success: the Mayfield method and an alternative. Auk 96:651-661.
Field Methods and Molt
Howell - The Basics of Molt (read this first)
Howell - Birding Part 1
Howell - Birding Part 2
Pyle Guide Introduction (the full Pyle Guide can be ordered from the Institute for Bird Populations or purchased at the Palomarin Field Station).
Handbook of Field Methods for Monitoring Landbirds