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Over 99% of the US population experiences light-polluted nighttime skies. We studied the effects of light on nocturnally migrating birds in New York City and found that light has a dramatic impact. We call for strategic removal of light pollution when many birds are migrating.

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Van Doren BM,‡ Horton KG,‡ Dokter AM, Klinck H, Elbin SE, Farnsworth A. High-intensity urban light installation dramatically alters nocturnal bird migration. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708574114. Full text PDF. PNAS Online.Contributed equally.

Forecasting bird migration across the United States may reduce deadly collisions with buildings and towers while connecting the public with nature. See our forecasts live during the migration season at birdcast.info​.

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Van Doren BM, Horton KG. 2018. A continental system for forecasting bird migration. Science. doi: 10.1126/science.aat7526.

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Peer-reviewed

2019

  • Van Doren BM, Hruska JP, Dzielski SA, Butcher B. Helpers at a Sapayoa nest are kin. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club. 139:94-98. doi: 10.25226/bboc.v139i2.2019.a1.

  • Horton KG, Nilsson C, Van Doren BM, La Sorte FA, Dokter AM, Farnsworth A. Bright lights in the big cities: migratory birds’ exposure to artificial light at night. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 17:209-214. doi: 10.1002/fee.2029.

  • Horton KG, Van Doren BM, La Sorte FA, Cohen EB, Clipp H, Buler JJ, Fink D, Kelly JF, Farnsworth A. Holding steady: Little change in intensity or timing of bird migration over the Gulf of Mexico. Global Change Biology. 25: 1106-1118. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14540.

2018

  • Nilsson C, Horton KG, Dokter AM, Van Doren BM, Farnsworth A. Aeroecology of a solar eclipse. Biology Letters. 14:20180485. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0485.

  • Van Doren BM, Horton KG. A continental system for forecasting bird migration. Science. doi: 10.1126/science.aat7526. Press: NPR • NPR 2 • Discover • Audubon • Smithsonian • AAAS

  • Horton KG, Van Doren BM, La Sorte FA, Fink D, Sheldon D, Farnsworth A, Kelly J. Navigating north: how body mass and winds shape avian flight behaviors across a North American migratory flyway. Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.12971.

  • Delmore KE, Lugo J, Van Doren BM, Lundberg M, Bensch S, Irwin DE, Liedvogel M. Comparative analysis examining patterns of genomic differentiation across multiple episodes of population divergence in birds. Evolution Letters. doi: 10.1002/evl3.46. Text.

  • Van Doren BM, Freeman BG, Aristizabal N, Alvarez-R M, Perez-Eman J, Cuervo AM, Bravo GA. Species limits in the Rusty-breasted Antpitta (Grallaricula ferrugineipectus) complex. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. doi: 10.1676/16-126.1. Text.

2017
  • Van Doren BM,‡ Horton KG,‡ Dokter AM, Klinck H, Elbin SE, Farnsworth A. High-intensity urban light installation dramatically alters nocturnal bird migration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708574114. Full text PDFPNAS Online.Contributed equally. NPRWash PostNY TimesCornell

  • Winkler DW, Pegan TM, Gulson-Castillo ER, Byington JI, Hruska JP, Orzechowski S, Van Doren BM, Greig E, Wood EW. Student-led expeditions as an educational and collections-building enterprise. Pp. 185-200 in Webster MS, editor, The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-based Ornithological Research. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 50), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

  • Van Doren BM, Campagna L, Helm B, Illera JC, Lovette IJ, Liedvogel M. Correlated patterns of genetic diversity and differentiation across an avian family. Molecular Ecology. 26:3982-3997. doi: 10.1111/mec.14083. Text. See Perspective by Burri (doi: 10.1111/mec.14167).

  • Van Doren BM, Liedvogel M, Helm B. Programmed and flexible: long-term Zugunruhe data highlight the many axes of variation in avian migratory behaviour. Journal of Avian Biology. 48:155-172. doi: 10.1111/jav.01348. Text.

2016
  • Hruska JP, Dzielski SA, Van Doren BM, Hite JM. Notes on the avifauna of the northern Serranía de Pirre, Panamá. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club. 136:224-242. Full text.

  • Horton KG, Van Doren BM, Stepanian PM, Farnsworth A, Kelly JF. Where in the air? Aerial habitat use of nocturnally migrating birds. Biology Letters. 12:20160591. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0591. Text.

  • Horton KG, Van Doren BM, Stepanian PM, Farnsworth A, Kelly JF. Seasonal differences in landbird migration strategies. The Auk: Ornithological Advances. 133:761-769. doi: 10.1642/AUK-16-105.1. PDF.

  • Shamoun-Baranes J, Farnsworth A, Aelterman B, Alves JA, Azijn K, Bernstein G, Branco S, Desmet P, Dokter AM, Horton K, Kelling S, Kelly JF, Leijnse H, Rong J, Sheldon D, Van den Broeck W, Van Den Meersche JK, Van Doren BM, van Gasteren H. Innovative visualizations shed light on avian nocturnal migration. PLoS ONE. 11:e0160106. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160106. Full text.

  • Dzielski SA‡, Van Doren BM‡, Hruska JP, Hite JM. Reproductive biology of the Sapayoa (Sapayoa aenigma), the ‘Old World suboscine’ of the New World. The Auk: Ornithological Advances. 133:347-363. doi: 10.1642/AUK-16-5.1. PDF.Contributed equally.

  • Horton KG, Van Doren BM, Stepanian PM, Hochachka WM, Farnsworth A, Kelly JF. Nocturnally migrating songbirds drift when they can and compensate when they must. Scientific Reports. 6:21249. doi: 10.1038/srep21249. Full text.

  • Van Doren BM, Horton KG, Stepanian PM, Mizrahi DS, Farnsworth A. Wind drift explains the reoriented morning flights of songbirds. Behavioral Ecology. 27:1122-1131. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arw021. Full text.

  • Farnsworth A, Van Doren BM, Hochachka WM, Sheldon D, Winner K, Irvine J, Geevarghese J, Kelling S. A characterization of autumn nocturnal migration detected by weather surveillance radars in the northeastern USA. Ecological Applications. 26:752-770. doi: 10.1890/15-0023. Full text.

2015
  • La Sorte FA, Hochachka WM, Farnsworth A, Sheldon D, Fink D, Geevarghese J, Winner K, Van Doren BM, Kelling S. Migration timing and its determinants for nocturnal migratory birds during autumn migration. Journal of Animal Ecology. 84:1202-1212. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12376. Text.

  • La Sorte FA, Hochachka WM, Farnsworth A, Sheldon D, Van Doren BM, Fink D, Kelling S. Seasonal changes in the altitudinal distribution of nocturnally migrating birds during autumn migration. Royal Society Open Science. 2. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150347. PDF.

  • Van Doren BM, Sheldon D, Geevarghese J, Hochachka WM, Farnsworth A. Autumn morning flights of migrant songbirds in the northeastern United States are linked to nocturnal migration and winds aloft. The Auk: Ornithological Advances. 132:105-118. doi: 10.1642/AUK-13-260.1. PDF.

2014
  • Farnsworth A, Sheldon D, Geevarghese J, Irvine J, Van Doren BM, Webb K, Dietterich TG, Kelling S. Reconstructing Velocities of Migrating Birds from Weather Radar–A Case Study in Computational Sustainability. AI Magazine. 35. doi: 10.1609/aimag.v35i2.2527. PDF.

2013
  • Sheldon DR, Farnsworth A, Irvine J, Van Doren BM, Webb KF, Dietterich TG, Kelling S. Approximate Bayesian Inference for Reconstructing Velocities of Migrating Birds from Weather Radar. Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, July 2013. p. 1334-1340. PDF.

Other
2014
  • Van Doren BM. Lyre-tailed Nightjar (Uropsalis lyra). In: Schulenberg TS, editor. Neotropical Birds Online Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Full text.

2011
  • Van Doren BM. Nocturnal Flight Calls. Bird Observer. 39:201-207.

2010
  • Van Doren BM. A Brown-backed Solitaire (Myadestes occidentalis) in Arizona. North American Birds. 64:176-179. PDF.

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