Calgary Bird Banding Society - Dedicated to the Research and Conservation of Birds

Reporting Encounter of Marked Bird with a Metal Federal Band
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ATRs (Annual Technical Reports)

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2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
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CBBS Publications

CBBS currently has articles submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals based on CBBS research. These articles will be displayed on this page as they become available.

CBBS also supports avian-based research from CBBS members and other researchers. Manuscripts supported by CBBS will appear on this page as they become available.

  1. Collister, D. and S. Wilson. 2007. Contributions of Weather and Predation to Reduced Breeding Success in a Threatened Northern Loggerhead Shrike Population. Avian and Conservation Ecology 2: 11
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  2. Dunn, E.H. 2002. A Cross-Canada Comparison Of Mass Change In Birds During Migration Stopover. Wilson Bulletin. 114(3): 368-379
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  3. Gahbauer, M.A., C.M. Smith, M. Grosselet and G. J. Ruiz Michael. 2016. Influence of Audio Lures on Capture Rates of Passerines During Spring Migration in Veracruz, Mexico. NABB 41(4):170-183
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  4. Hobson, K. A., S. L. Van Wilgenburg, E. H. Dunn, D. J. T. Hussell, P. D. Taylor and D. M. Collister. 2015. Predicting origins of passerines migrating through Canadian migration monitoring stations using stable-hydrogen isotope analyses of feathers: a new tool for bird conservation. Avian Conservation and Ecology 10 (1): 3. [online]
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  5. Smith, C.M., D.R. Kaschube, and D. Collister. 2009. Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta, 1992-2008. Unpublished technical report. Calgary Bird Banding Society, Calgary, AB. 29 pp.
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  6. Smith, C.M., D.R. Kaschube, B. Shepherd and J. Woods. 2008. Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) in Mount Revelstoke, Banff, Waterton Lakes and Jasper National Parks, 1993-2006. Unpublished technical report. Parks Canada, Waterton Lakes National Park, Waterton Park, AB.
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  7. The Canadian Migration Monitoring Network - Réseau canadien de surveillance des migrations 2008. Ten-Year Report on Monitoring Landbird Population Change
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  8. Wilson, S., D.M. Collister and A.G. Wilson. 2011. Community composition and annual survival of lowland tropical forest birds on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Ornitologia Neotropical 22:421-436.
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  9. Wilson, S., K. A. Hobson, D. M. Collister, and A. G. Wilson. 2008. Breeding Destinations and Spring Migration Patterns of Swainson's Thrush (Catharus Ustulatus) at a Costa Rican Stopover Site. The Auk. 125(1):95–104
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  10. Wilson, S., K. A. Hobson, D. M. Collister, and A.G. Wilson.  2008. Spring migratory stopover of Swainson's thrush along the Pacific coast of southwest Costa Rica. Wilson Journal of Ornithology.120(1): 74-84
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  11. Wilson, S. and K. Martin. 2008. Breeding habitat selection of sympatric White-tailed, Rock and Willow Ptarmigan in the southern Yukon Territory, Canada J Ornithol.  149:629–637
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  12. Wilson, S. and K. Martin. 2010. Variable reproductive effort for two ptarmigan species in response to spring weather in a northern alpine ecosystem. J. Avian Biol. 41: 319-326.
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  13. Wilson, S. and K. Martin. 2011. Life-history and demographic variation in an alpine specialist at the latitudinal extremes of the range. Popul Ecol (2011) 53:459–471.
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  14. Loss, S.L., T.Will, S.S. Loss and P.P. Mara. 2014. Bird–building collisions in the United States: Estimates of annual mortality and species vulnerability. The Condor 116(1):8-23.
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  15. Priestley, L., C. Priestley, D.M. Collister, D. Zazelenchuk and M. Hanneman. 2010. Encounters of Northern Saw-whet Owls (Aegolius Acadicus) from banding stations in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. J. Raptor Res. 44(4):300–310.
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  16. Priestley, L.T., C Priestley, D.M. Collister, H. Fisher, G.Holroyd, R. Krikun, and M. Blom. 2016. Evidence of Partial Migration, Encounters of Northern Saw-whet Owls from Banding Stations in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Poster presented at the Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society AGM 4-6 March in Drumheller.
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Preliminary Analyses/Progress Reports

The following articles are available for download:

  1. Preliminary results of 2016 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Spring Migration Monitoring
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  2. Preliminary results of 2016 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Fall Migration Monitoring
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  3. Preliminary results of 2016 De Wit Ranch Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration Monitoring
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  4. Preliminary results of 2016 Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Spring Migration Monitoring
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  5. Preliminary results of 2016 Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Fall Migration Monitoring
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  6. Preliminary results of 2015 Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration Monitoring
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  7. Preliminary results of 2014 Tillebrook Provincial Park Spring Migration Monitoring
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  8. Preliminary results of 2014 Tillebrook Provincial Park Fall Migration Monitoring
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  9. Preliminary results of 2012 La Selva Biological Station Spring Migration Monitoring
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  10. Preliminary results of 2016 Belize Spring Migration Monitoring
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  11. Interpretation of Inglewood Bird Sanctuary MM isotope samples
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  12. Stopover site fidelity at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and other CMMN stations
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