ASCC Publications in Refereed Journals


Anderson, S.J., D. M. Bird, and M.D. Hagen.  Semen characteristics of the quaker parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus).  J. Zoo Biology (accepted April 29, 2002)

Chabot, A.A., R.D. Titman, and D. M. Bird. Habitat utilization by loggerhead shrikes breeding in Ontario and Quebec.  Can. Field-Nat. (accepted April 1, 2002)

Chabot, A.A., D.M. Bird, and R.D. Titman.  Changes in the distribution and abundance of the loggerhead shrike in Ontario and Quebec.  Can. Field-Nat. (accepted April 1, 2002) 

Coleman, J. L. and D. M. Bird.  Urban sharp-shinned hawk productivity in Quebec.  Bird Trends (accepted Feb. 15, 2002) 

Love, O.P., D. M. Bird, and L. J. Shutt. Development of adrenocortical function in captive young American kestrels (Falco sparverius).  Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. (accepted Aug. 30, 2002) 

Coleman, J. L., D. M. Bird, and E. A. Jacobs.  Nest habitat use and productivity of sharp-shinned hawks nesting in an urban area.   Wilson Bull. (accepted Oct. 1, 2002) 

Bortolotti, G.R., J. E. Smits and D. M. Bird. Iris colour of American kestrels varies with age, sex and exposure to PCBs.   Physiol.  Biochem. Zool. (accepted Sept. 19, 2002) 

Love, O.P., L.J. Shutt, J. Silfies, G. Bortolotti, J.E. Smits, and D. M. Bird.  Effects of dietary PCB exposure on adrenocortical response in captive American kestrels (Falco sparverius) Ecotoxicol. (accepted July 4, 2002) 

Harnal, V.K., D.E. Wildt, D.M. Bird, S.L. Montfort, and J.D. Ballou.   2002. Computer simulations to determine the efficacy of different genome resource banking strategies for maintaining genetic diversity. Cryobiol. 44:122-31. 

Bisson, I.A., M. Ferrer, and D.M. Bird.  2002.  Factors influencing nest site selection by Spanish imperial eagles: a modeling approach. J.  Field Ornithol. 73:298-302. 

Drilling, N. E., R. D. Titman, and F. McKinney. 2002. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) In The Birds of North America, No. 658 (A. Poole, and F. Gill, Eds.) The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. 44 pp. 

Chabot, A. A., D. M. Bird, and R. D. Titman. 2001. Breeding biology and nesting success of Loggerhead Shrikes in Ontario. Wilson Bull. 113(3);285-289. 

Boyne, A. W. , M. Guillemette, R. D. Titman, and N. Bays. 2001. Unusually low success of Herring Gulls breeding on the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada.  Atlantic Seabirds 3(3):125-136. 

Chabot, A. A., R. D. Titman, and D. M. Bird. 2001. Habitat use by Loggerhead Shrikes in Ontario and Quebec. Can. J. Zool. 79 (5): 916-925. 

Penfold, L.M., V. Harnal, W. Lynch, D.M. Bird, S.R. Derrickson, and D.E. Wildt. 2001.  Northern pintail (Anas acuta) ejaculate characterization and the effects of sperm preservation and fertility. J. Reprod. Fertil. 121:267-275. 

Fernie K.J., G.R. Bortolotti, J.E. Smits, and D.M .Bird. 2001. Reproductive success of American kestrels exposed to dietary polychlorinated biphenyls.  Environ. Toxicol.  Chem. 20:776-781.  

Fernie, K.J., J.E. Smits, G.R. Bortolotti, and D.M. Bird. 2001. In ovo exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls: reproductive effects on second-generation American kestrels.  Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 40: 544-550.  

Fisher, S.A., G.R. Bortolotti, K.J. Fernie, J.E. Smits, T.E. Marchant, K. Drouillard, and D.M. Bird. 2001.  Courtship behavior of captive American kestrels (Falco sparverius) exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls.  Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 41: 215-220.   

Drouillard, K.G., K.J. Fernie, J.E. Smits, G.R. Bortolotti, D.M. Bird, and R.J. Norstrom.  2001.  Bioaccumulation and toxicokinetics of 42 PCB congeners in American kestrels (Falco sparverius).  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 20: 2514-2522.  

Fernie K.J, Bortolotti, G.R., Smits, J.E., Willson, J., Drouillard, K.G. and  D.M. Bird. 2000. Changes in egg composition of American kestrels exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health 60:101‑113. 

Fernie K.J., D.M. Bird, R.D.Dawson, and P.C. LaguŽ.  2000. Effects of electromagnetic fields on reproductive success of American kestrels. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 73: 60‑65. 

Fernie K.J. and D.M. Bird. 2000. Growth of nestling American kestrels when exposed to electromagnetic fields. Condor 102:462‑466. 

Fernie K.J., N.J. Leonard., and D.M. Bird.  2000. Behavior of free‑ranging and captive American kestrels under electromagnetic fields. J.  Toxicol. Environ. Health 59: 101‑107.

 Smallwood, J.A. and D.M. Bird. 2000.  American kestrel (Falco sparverius).  In A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.   The Birds of North America, No. 602.  Academy of Natural Sciences, Washington, DC and The American Ornithologists’ Union, 32 pp.

 Love, O. P. and D. M. Bird.  2000. Raptors in urban landscapes: a review and future concerns.  Pp. 425-434 in R.D. Chancellor and B-U. Meyburg, eds.  Raptors at Risk. Proc. V World Conf. on Birds of Prey and Owls, WWGBP & Hancock House.

 Lacina, D. and D. M. Bird.  2000. Endoparasites of raptors: a review and an update.  Pp. 65-100 in J.T. Lumei, J.D. Remple, P.T. Redig, M. Lierz, and J.E. Cooper, eds.  Raptor Biomedicine III.  Zoological Education Network, Inc.     

 Nicholls, M.K.,, O. Love and D.M. Bird.  2000. Methyl anthranilate, aminoacetophenone and unfamiliar coloration as feeding repellents to American kestrels (Falco sparverius).  J.  Raptor Res. 34: 311-318.

 Fernie, K.J. and D.M. Bird. 1999.  Effects of electromagnetic fields on body mass and food‑intake of American Kestrels. Condor 101:616‑621. 

Fernie K.J., D.M. Bird, and D. Petitclerc.  1999. Effects of electromagnetic fields on photophasic circulating melatonin levels of American kestrels.  Environ. Health Perspect. 107: 901‑904.

 Titman, R.D. 1999. Red-breasted Merganser. In The Birds of North America, No. 443 (A. Poole, and F. Gill, Eds.) The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. 24 pp.

Carrière, S. and R.D. Titman. 1998. Habitat use by sympatric mallard and black duck broods in a forested area of Québec. Accepted by Wildfowl, Dec. 1998.

Negro, J.J., G.R. Bortolotti, J.L. Tella, K.J. Fernie, and D.M. Bird. 1998. Regulation of integumentary colour and plasma carotenoids in American kestrels consistent with sexual selection. Functional Ecology 12:307-312.

Villarroel, M.R., D.M. Bird, and U. Kuhnlein.  1998. Copulatory behaviour and paternity in the American kestrel: the adaptive significance of frequent copulations. Animal Behaviour 56:289-299.

Anderson, D.J., J. Reeve, and D.M. Bird.  1997.  Sexually dimorphic eggs in American kestrels.  Functional Ecology 11:331-334.

Duke, G.E., J. Reynhout, A.L. TerEick, A.E. Place, and D.M. Bird.  1997. Gastrointestinal morphology and motility in American kestrels (Falco sparverius) receiving high or low fat diets.  Condor 99:123-131.

MacLellan, K.M., D.M. Bird, D.M. Fry, and L. Shutt. 1997.  Behavior of captive American kestrels hatched from O,P'-dicofol - exposed females. Archives of  Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 32: 411-415.

Titman, R.D. 1997. Population dynamics and social system of reproductive Red- breasted Mergansers in Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick. Pp. 119-128 in Tremblay, E. (Ed.) Proceedings of a workshop on Research, Monitoring and Natural Resource Management in the Greater Kouchibouguac Ecosystem. Richibucto, N.B. Held 23-24 November, 1995. Parks Canada-Ecosystem Science Review Reports No. 3.

Agostini, N., D.M. Bird, and J.J. Negro.  1996. Social behavior of captive fledgling American kestrels (Falco sparverius).  Journal of Raptor Research 30:240-241.

Barrette, S. and R.D. Titman. 1996. Section on Lesser Scaup in The Breeding Birds of Québec: An Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec/Atlas des oiseaux nicheurs du Québec mèridional. Canadian Wildlife Service (in French and English). Pp. 312-315.

Bortolotti, G.R., J.J. Negro, J.L. Tella, and D.M. Bird. 1996. Sexual dichromatism in birds independent ofdiet, parasites, and androgens. Proc. Biol. Sci. 263-1171-1176.

Bortolotti, G.R., J.J. Negro, J.L. Tella, and D.M. Bird.  1996. Sexual dichromatism in birds independent of diet, parasites, and androgens. Proceedings of The Royal Society of London 263:1171-1176.

Brodeur, S., R. Decarie, D.M. Bird, and M. Fuller. 1996. Complete migration cycle of Golden Eagles breeding in northern Quebec.  Condor 98:293-299.

Duke, G.E., A.L. TerEick, J.K. Reynhout, D.M. Bird, and A.E. Place. 1996. Variability among individual American kestrels (Falco sparverius) in parts of day-old chicks eaten, pellet size, and pellet egestion frequency. Journal of  Raptor Research 30: 213-218.

MacLellan, K.N.M., D.M. Bird, D.M. Fry, and J. Cowles. 1996. Reproductive and morphological effects of O,P-Dicofol on two generations of captive American kestrels. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 30:364-372.

Negro, J.J., J. Bustamante, J. Milward, and D.M. Bird.  1996.  Captive fledgling American kestrels (Falco sparverius) prefer to play with objects resembling natural prey.  Animal Behaviour 52:707-714.

Negro, J.J., M. Villarroel, J.L. Tella, U. Kuhnlein, F. Hiraldo, J.A. Donazar, and D.M. Bird. 1996. DNA fingerprinting reveals a low incidence of extra-pair fertilization and intraspecific brood parasitism in the Lesser kestrel. Animal Behaviour 51:935-943.

Rodrigue, J., J.L. DesGranges and R.D. Titman. 1996. Use of Pekin Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) as a bioindicator of contamination by bioaccumulative substances in the natural environment (St. Lawrence River). in Needham, R.D. & E.N. Novakowski. Proceedings of "Sharing Knowledge, Linking Sciences: an international Conference on the St. Lawrence Ecosystem", Edited by pp. 243 -257, Cornwall, Ontario & Massena, New York, 10-12 May, 1995.

Tella, J.L., J.J. Negro, M. Villarroel, U. Kuhnlein, F. Hiraldo, J.A. Donazar, D.M. Bird. 1996. DNA fingerprinting reveals polygny in the Lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni).  Auk 113:262-265.

Titman, R.D. and S. Barrette. 1996. Sections on Northern Shoveler and American Wigeon in The Breeding Birds of Québec: An Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Southern Québec/Atlas des oiseaux nicheurs du Qu?bec m?ridional. Canadian Wildlife Service (in French 1995 and English 1996). Pp. 290-293;298-299.

Chabot, A.A., R.D. Titman and D.M. Bird. 1995. Habitat selection and breeding biology of Loggerhead Shrikes in Eastern Ontario and Québec. in Yosef, R. and F.E. Lohrer (Editors). Shrikes (Laniidae) of the world: Biology and Conservation. Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology 6(1):155-156.

Dottlinger, H. and Bird, D.M.  1995. Haematological parameters in captive peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus).  Falco 1995(4):2-7.

Henderson, D., D.M. Bird, M.E. Rau, and J.J. Negro.  1995.  Mate choice in captive American kestrels (Falco sparverius) parasitized by a nematode (Trichinella pseuodspiralis). Ethology 101:112- 120.

Lacombe, D., D.M. Bird, and K. Hibbard.  1995.  Influence of reduced food availability on growth of captive American kestrels.  Can. J. Zool. 72:2084-2089. Brodeur, S., F. Morneau, R. Decarie,

J.J. Negro, and D.M. Bird. 1994. Breeding density and productivity of rough-legged hawks in northwestern Québec.  J. Raptor Res. 28:259-262.

Lavigne, A., D.M. Bird, J.J. Negro, and D. Lacombe.  1994. Growth of hand-reared American kestrels I. The effect of two different diets and feeding frequency.  Growth, Development and Aging 58:191-201.

Lavigne, A., D.M. Bird, J.J. Negro, and D. Lacombe.  1994. Growth of hand-reared American kestrels. II. Body composition and wingloading in fledglings hand-fed two different diets.  Growth, Development and Aging 58:203-209.

Morneau, F., S. Brodeur, R. Decarie, S. Carriere, and D.M. Bird.  1994. Abundance and distribution of golden eagles in Hudson Bay, Quebec.  J. Raptor Res. 28:220-225.

Negro, J.J., K. Bildstein, and D.M. Bird.  1994. Effects of food deprivation and handling stress on fault-bar formation in nestling American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Ardea 82:263-267.

Negro, J.J., A. Chastin, and D.M. Bird.  1994.  Effects of short-term food deprivation on growth of hand-reared American kestrels.  Condor 96:749-760. Schaadt, C.P. and D.M. Bird.  1993.  Sex-specific growth in ospreys: the role of sexual size dimorphism.  Auk 110: 900-910.

Rodrigue, J., J.L. DesGranges and R.D. Titman. 1994. Utilisation de canards domestiques pour la surveillance des contaminants dans le fleuve St. Laurent. Série de rapport techniques No. 192, service canadien de la faune, région du Québec. 86 pp.

Anderson, D.J., C. Budde, V. Apanius, J.E. Martinez Gomez, D.M. Bird and W.W. Weathers. 1993.  Prey size influences female competitive dominance in nestling American kestrels (Falco sparverius).  Ecology 74:367-376.

Anderson, D.J., J. Reeve, J.E. Martinez Gomez, W. Weathers, S. Hutson, H. Cunningham, and D.M. Bird.  1993.  Sexual size dimorphism and food requirements of nestling birds.  Can. J. Zool. 71:2541- 2545.

Lacombe, D., D.M. Bird, C.G. Scanes, and K.H. Hibbard.  1993. The effect of restricted feeding on plasma growth hormone (GH) concentrations in growing American kestrels (Falco sparverius).  Condor 95:559-567.

Anderson, M.G. and R.D. Titman. 1992. Spacing in Breeding Waterfowl; Ecology and Behavior; Chapter 8, pp. 251 - 289 in B.D.J. Batt, A.D. Afton, M.G. Anderson, C.D. Ankney, D.H. Johnson, J.A. Kadlec and G.L. Krapu (editors). The Ecology and Management of Breeding Waterfowl. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Gard, N.W. and D.M. Bird.  1992. Nestling growth and fledging success in manipulated American kestrel broods.  Can. J. Zool. 70:2421-2425.

Hunt, K.E., D.M. Bird, P. Mineau, and L. Shutt. 1992.  Selective predation of fenthion-exposed prey by American kestrels.  Animal Behav. 43:971-976.

Andison, M.E., J.G. Sivak, and D.M. Bird. 1992.  The refractive development of the eye of the American kestrel (Falco sparverius): a new avian model. J. Comp. Physiol. 170:565-574.

Bird, D.M., D. Carriere and D. Lacombe.  1992.  The effect of dietary sodium fluoride on internal organs, breast muscle, and bones in captive American kestrels (Falco sparverius).  Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 22:242-246.

Rodrigue, J., J-L. DesGranges and R.D. Titman. 1992. Use of Peking Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) as a bioindicator of contamination by bioaccumulable substances in the natural environment (St. Lawrence River, Canada). pp. 278-285 in Bohac, J. (Ed.) Proceedings of the VIth International Conference Bio-indicatores Deteriorisationis Regionis, Institute of Landscape Ecology CAS, Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia.

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