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Articles

2015:

Drum RG, Ribic CA, Koch K, Lonsdorf E, Grant E, Ahlering M, et al. 2015 Strategic Grassland Bird Conservation throughout the Annual Cycle: Linking Policy Alternatives, Landowner Decisions, and Biological Population Outcomes  (2015) Strategic Grassland Bird Conservation throughout the Annual Cycle: Linking Policy Alternatives, Landowner Decisions, and Biological Population Outcomes.

Kim M. Potter, Carolyn Gunn, and Jason P. Beason, 2015 Prey items of the Black Swift (Cypseloides niger) in Colorado and a review of historical data The Wilson Journal of Ornithology Sep 2015 : Vol. 127, Issue 3, pg(s) 411-420

Potter, K. M., Gunn, C., and Beason, J. P., 2015, Prey items of the Black Swift (Cypseloides niger) in Colorado and a review of historical data. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127(3):411 ~ 420.

Mutter, M., Pavlacky, Jr., D. C., Van Lanen, N. J., and Grenyer, R., 2015, Evaluating the impact of gas extraction infrastructure on the occupancy of sagebrush-obligate songbirds. Ecological Applications 25: 1175 ~ 1186.

2014:
Pool, D. B., Panjabi, A. O., Macías-Duarte, A., and Solhjem, D. M., 2014, Rapid expansion of croplands in Chihuahua, Mexico threatens declining North American grassland bird species. Biological Conservation 170: 274 ~ 281.

2013:
Macías-Duarte, A., and Panjabi, A. O., 2013. Home range and habitat use of wintering Vesper Sparrows in grasslands of the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125(4): 755 ~ 762.

Phillips, R., West, M., Saliendra, N., Rundquist, B., and Pool, D., 2013. Prediction of senescent rangeland canopy structural attributes with airborne hyperspectral imagery. GIScience & Remote Sensing 50(2): 133 ~ 153.

Macías-Duarte, A., and Panjabi, A. O., 2013. Association of habitat characteristics with winter survival of a declining grassland bird in Chihuahuan Desert grasslands of Mexico. The Auk 130(1): 141 ~ 149.

Ciuzio, E., Hohman, W. L., Martin, B., Smith, M. D., Stephens, S., Strong, A. M., and Vercauteren, T., 2013. Opportunities and challenges to implementing bird conservation on private lands. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

2012:
Beason, J. P., Gunn, C., Potter, K. M., Sparks, R. A., and Fox, J. W., 2012. The Northern Black Swift: Migration path and wintering area revealed. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124: 1 ~ 8.

Pavlacky, D. C., Jr., Blakesley, J. A., White, G. C., Hanni, D. J., and Lukacs, P. M., 2012. Hierarchical multi-scale occupancy estimation for monitoring wildlife populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 76: 154 ~ 162.

Bartuszevige, A. M., Pavlacky, D. C., Jr., Burris, L., and Herbener, K., 2012. Inundation of playa wetlands in the western Great Plains relative to landcover context. Wetlands 32: 1103 ~ 1113.

Pavlacky, D. C., Jr., Possingham, H. P., Lowe, A. J., Prentis, P. J., Green, D. J., and Goldizen, A. W., 2012. Anthropogenic landscape change promotes asymmetric dispersal and limits regional patch occupancy in a spatially structured bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 940 ~ 952.

Beason, J., 2012. Yellow-billed Cuckoos in Western Colorado. Colorado Birds 46(3).

Gunn, C., Potter, K. M., and Beason, J. P., 2012. Nest Microclimate at Northern Black Swift Colonies in Colorado, New Mexico, and California: Temperature and Relative Humidity. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124(4): 797 ~ 802.

2011:
Cariveau, A. B., Pavlacky, D. C., Jr., Bishop, A. A., and LaGrange, T. G., 2011. Effects of surrounding land use on playa inundation following intense rainfall. Wetlands 31: 65 ~ 73.

2010:
Lock, R. 2010. Best management practices for mountain plover. Colorado Renewables and Conservation Collaborative. 3pp.

Macias-Duarte, A., and Panjabi, A. 2010. Status of the mountain plover (Charadrius montanus) in Mexico. Unpublished Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 17pp.

Van der Burg, M. P., Bly, B., VerCauteren, T., and Tyre, A. J. 2010. Making better sense of monitoring data from a low density species using a spatially explicit modeling approach. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 47 ~ 55.

2009:
Marcias-Duarte, A., Montoya, A. B., Mendez-Gonzalez, C. E., Rodriguez-Salazar, J. R., Hunt, W. G., and Krannitz, P. G., 2009. Factors influencing habitat use by migratory grassland birds in the state if Chihuahua, Mexico. The Auk 126(4): 896 ~ 905.

2008:
Levad, R. G., Potter, K. M., Shultz, C. W., Gunn, C., and Doerr, J. G., 2008. Distribution, abundance, and nestsite characteristics of Black Swifts in the southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 331 ~ 338.

Bly, B. L., Snyder, L., and VerCauteren, T. 2008. Migration chronology, nesting ecology, and breeding distribution of Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) in Nebraska. Nebraska Bird Review 76: 120 ~ 128.

2007:
Hirshman, S. E., Gunn, C., and Levad, R. G., 2007. Breeding phenology and success of Black Swifts in Box Canyon, Ouray, Colorado. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119: 678 ~ 685.

2006:
Hicks-Anderson, T., and VerCauteren, T. L., 2006. Mountain Plover in the San Luis Valley. Colorado Birds 40: 69 ~ 80.

2004:
Faulkner, D., 2004. Glossy Ibis Records for Colorado and Neighboring States. Western Birds 35: 147 ~ 155.

Faulkner, D.,and Levad, R.,2004. Purple Martins Found Nesting in Wyoming. Purple Martin Update 13(4).

Leukering, T., 2004. Writing Bird Descriptions: Ruling Out Other Species. Colorado Birds 38: 120 ~ 127.

Leukering, T.,and Semo, L.,2004. The 38th Report of the Colorado Bird Records Committee. Colorado Birds 38: 168 ~ 183.

Leukering, T.,and Semo, L.,2004. Report of the Colorado Bird Records Committee: 2001 Reports, Part II. Colorado Birds 38: 14 ~ 21.

Lucero, J.,and Cariveau, A.,2004. Yellow-billed Cuckoo in the San Luis Valley. Colorado Birds 38: 67 ~ 69.

Rich, T., Beardmore, C., Berlanga, H., Blancher, P., Bradstreet, M., Butcher, G., Demarest, D., Dunn, E., Hunter, W., Inigo-Elias, E., Kennedy, J., Martell, A., Panjabi, A., Pashley, D., Rosenberg, K., Rustay, C., Wendt, J.,and Will, T.,2004. Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan. Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Ithaca, NY.

Semo, L.,and Leukering, T.,2004. Corrigenda and Additions to “Amendments to the State Review List”. Colorado Birds 38: 23 ~ 28.

2002:
Corkum, C.,and Toombs, T.,2002. Prairie Partners. NEBRASKAland 80(2). 46.

Levad, R.,and Leukering, T.,2002. Inventories of Colorado’s Great Blue Herons: 1999-2001. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 36: 62 ~ 71.

Rosenstock, S., Anderson, D., Giesen, K., Leukering, T.,and Carter, M.,2002. Landbird counting techniques: current practices and an alternative. Auk 119: 46 ~ 53.

Wood, C.,and Semo, L.,2002. News from the field: the summer 2001 report (June-July). Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 36: 36 ~ 49.

2001:
Duberstein, J., 2001. The effects of elk on nest site selection in cavity-nesting birds in Rocky Mountain National Park. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 35: 4 ~ 12.

Gillihan, S., 2001. Avian responses to ponderosa pine ecosystem restoration: Pines Project demonstration plots 2001. Submitted to San Juan National Forest.

Gillihan, S., 2001. Influence of aspen stand characteristics on bird communities. Submitted to Rio Grande National Forest.

Gillihan, S., 2001. Response of bird populations to prescribed burning in old-growth ponderosa pine: pre-treatment assessment. Submitted to San Juan National Forest.

Gillihan, S.,and Byers, B.,2001. Evening Grosbeak. In The Birds of North America, No. 599. (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds). The Birds of North America, Inc.. Philadelphia, PA.

Gillihan, S.,and Carter, M.,2001. Bird Conservation Regions: the shortgrass prairie. Birding 33: 546 ~ 551.

Gillihan, S., Hanni, D., Hutchings, S., Toombs, T.,and VerCauteren, T.,2001. Sharing Your Land with Shortgrass Prairie Birds. Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Brighton, CO.

Gillihan, S., VerCauteren, T.,and Levad, R.,2001. Analysis of western Purple Martin tree- nesting habitat in Colorado at multiple spatial scales. Submitted to San Juan National Forest.

Giroir, G., 2001. It’s an owl-eat-owl world. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 35. 40.
Leukering, T., Levad, R., Faulkner, D.,and Potter, K.,2001. First annual Colorado early-winter waterbird survey. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 35: 160 ~ 176.

Leukering, T.,and Wood, C.,2001. News from the field: summer 2000 report (June-July). Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 35: 46 ~ 61.

Levad, R.,and Leukering, T.,2001. Found: the West Slope’s first great migrant trap. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 35: 17 ~ 19.

Panjabi, A., 2001. Monitoring the birds of the Black Hills: Year 1. Submitted to Black Hills National Forest.

VerCauteren, T.,and Gillihan, S.,2001. Studying shortgrass birds in north-central Colorado. Birding 33: 550.

VerCauteren, T., Gillihan, S.,and Hutchings, S.,2001. Distribution of Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia) on public and private lands in Colorado. Journal of Raptor Research 35: 357 ~ 361.

2000:
Carter, M.,and Gillihan, S.,2000. Influence of stand shape, size, and structural stage on forest bird communities in Colorado. Forest Fragmentation in the Southern Rocky Mountains. University Press of Colorado, Boulder. 271 ~ 284.

Carter, M., Hunter, W., Pashley, D.,and Rosenberg, K.,2000. Setting conservation priorities for landbirds in the United States: the Partners in Flight approach. Auk 117: 541 ~ 548.

Faulkner, D., 2000. Birds of Lone Dome State Wildlife Area and Dolores River corridor. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 34: 130 ~ 143.

Gillihan, S., 2000. Avian responses to ponderosa pine ecosystem restoration: Pines Project demonstration plots 2000. Submitted to Southwestern Colorado Research Committee (U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Division of Wildlife).

Gillihan, S., 2000. Barbed wire fence fatal to Burrowing Owl. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 34: 220 ~ 221.

Gillihan, S., 2000. Bird Conservation on Golf Courses: A Design and Management Manual. Ann Arbor Press, Inc.. Ann Arbor, MI. (Contact Publisher).

Gillihan, S., 2000. Best Management Practices for Shortgrass Prairie Birds: A Landowner’s Guide. Colorado Bird Observatory. Brighton, CO.

Hutchings, S., 2000. Fledgling Loggerhead Shrike impaled on cholla. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 34: 159.

Leukering, T., 2000. Ageing Green-tailed Towhees (Pipilo chlorurus) by eye color. North American Bird Bander 25: 13 ~ 15.

Leukering, T., 2000. Greater Scaup invade Barr Lake. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 34: 214 ~ 216.

Leukering, T., 2000. News from the field: spring 2000 report (March-May). Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 34: 228 ~ 246.

Leukering, T., 2000. News from the field: the summer 1999 report (June-July). Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 34: 67 ~ 76.

Leukering, T.,and Dombroski, L.,2000. Birds at Apishapa State Wildlife Area in north-central Las Animas County. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 34: 10 ~ 23.

Levad, R., 2000. First breeding record of Franklin’s Gull for Colorado. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 34: 88 ~ 90.

Sealy, S., Banks, A.,and Chase, J.,2000. Two species of Warbling Vireo differ in their responses to cowbird eggs. Western Birds 31: 190 ~ 194.

1999:
Gillihan, S., 1999. Best management practices for selected bird species of the Comanche National Grassland. Submitted to U.S. Forest Service. Comanche National Grassland.

Gillihan, S., 1999. Final report on the behavioral ecology and habitat use of the Standley Lake Bald Eagle pair. Submitted to Jefferson County Open Space Department.

Giroir, G., 1999. Distribution and numbers of breeding Willets (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) in Colorado. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 33: 8 ~ 14.

Giroir, G.,and Leukering, T.,1999. Breeding distribution and numbers of Eared, Western, and Clark’s Grebes in Colorado. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 33: 83 ~ 90.

Leukering, T., 1999. News from the field: the spring 1999 report (March-May). Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 33: 253 ~ 267.

Leukering, T., 1999. Sapsuckers in Lamar, Prowers County, Colorado. Journal of the Colorado Field Ornithologists 33: 184 ~ 185.

1998:
Gillihan, S., 1998. Avian responses to ponderosa pine ecosystem restoration. Submitted to Southwestern Colorado Wildlife Research Committee (U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Division of Wildlife) and Colorado Natural Areas Program.

Gillihan, S., 1998. Final report on the behavioral ecology and habitat use of the Standley Lake Bald Eagle pair. Submitted to Jefferson County Open Space. 2 October 1997 – 18 August 1998.

1997:
Gillihan, S., 1997. The influence of white fir invasion and road presence on ponderosa pine bird communities in the San Juan National Forest. Submitted to San Juan National Forest.

Gillihan, S., 1997. Final report on the behavioral ecology and habitat use of the Standley Lake Bald Eagle pair. Submitted to Jefferson County Open Space. 26 February – 15 June 1997.

Leukering, T.,and Bradley, J.,1997. Some observations of birds on the Central Mexican Plateau. Western Birds 28: 177 ~ 180.

Mabee, T., 1997. Using eggshell evidence to determine nest fate of shorebirds. Wilson Bulletin 109: 307 ~ 313.

1996:
Gillihan, S.,and Carter, M.,1996. Bird communities in mature spruce-fir stands after group-selection harvesting. Submitted to Rio Grande National Forest.

Gillihan, S.,and Carter, M.,1996. Bird populations in a natural forest mosaic: the mixed- conifer community of the Rio Grande National Forest. Submitted to Rio Grande National Forest.

Gillihan, S.,and Carter, M.,1996. Bird populations in relation to level of western spruce budworm defoliation in a Colorado mixed-conifer forest. Submitted to Rio Grande National Forest.

1995:
Gillihan, S.,and Estelle, V.,1995. Mountain Plover survey results for Comanche National Grassland, Bent and Kiowa Counties, Spring 1995. Submitted to U.S. Forest Service, Comanche National Grassland.

1990:
Pledge, F., 1990. Forest and Human nature. The Science. IEEE science department. 123 ~ 234.

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