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2012

Williams, S.O. III 2012. First Record of Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi) for New Mexico. North American Birds 66: 212-213. (pdf)

Johnson, A.B. 2012. Robert W. Dickerman: a brief introduction. Western Birds 43: 198-200. (pdf)

Johnson, A.B. 2012. A Vaux’s Swift specimen from New Mexico with a review of Chaetura records from the region. Western Birds 43: 229-235. (pdf)

Witt, C. C., and R. W. Dickerman. 2012. Differential migration by sex in North American Short-eared Owls (Asio flammeus). Western Birds 43: 236-247. (pdf)

Schmitt, C. J., D. C. Schmitt, J. Tiravanti C., F. Angulo P., I. Franke, L. Pollack, & C. C. Witt. 2012. Avifauna of a relict Podocarpus forest in the Cachil Valley, Northwest Peru. Cotinga, in press.

DuBay, S. G., and C. C. Witt. 2012. An improved phylogeny of the Andean tit-tyrants (Aves, Tyrannidae): more characters trump sophisticated analyses. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, in press. (pdf)

Sibly, R. M., C. C. Witt, N. A. Wright, C. Venditti, W. Jetz, and J. H. Brown. 2012. Energetics, ecology and reproduction in birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, in press. (pdf & supp. info)

Jones, M. R., and C. C. Witt. 2012. Vocal formant spacing reveals subspecies composition of non-breeding Sandhill Crane populations. Wildlife Society Bulletin, DOI: 10.1002/wsb.110 (pdf)

2011

Johnson, A. B., S. M. McNew, M. S. Graus, and C. C. Witt. 2011. Mitochondrial DNA and meteorological data suggest a Caribbean origin for New Mexico’s first Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus). Western Birds, 42:233-242. (pdf)

Engel, J. I., M. H. Hennan, C. C. Witt, and J. D. Weckstein. 2011. Genetic affinities of three vagrant Cave Swallows (Petrochelidon fulva) from eastern North America. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 123(4):840-845. (pdf)

Witt, C. C. and E. Bautista-Obispo. 2011. Triorchidism in a hummingbird. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123(3):632–635. (pdf)

Braun, E. L., R. T. Kimball, K.-L. Han, N. R. Iuhasz, A. J. Bonilla, J. L. Chojnowski, J. V. Smith, R. C. K. Bowie, M. J. Braun, S. J. Hackett, J. Harshman, C. J. Huddleston, B. D. Marks, K. J. Miglia, W. S. Moore, S. Reddy, F. H. Sheldon, C. C. Witt, & T. Yuri. 2011. Homoplastic Microinversions and the Avian Tree of Life. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11:141-. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-141. (pdf)

Baumann, M. J., N. D. Pederson, J. Oldenettel, M. S. Graus, S. M. McNew, & C. C. Witt. 2011. Molecular and morphological evidence confirm the first record of Eastern Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus) for New Mexico. NMOS Bulletin, 39:1-10. (pdf)

Benham, P. M., E. J. Beckman, S. G. DuBay, M. Flores, A. B. Johnson, M. J. Lelevier, C. J. Schmitt, N. A. Wright, and C. C. Witt. 2011. Satellite imagery reveals new critical habitat for endangered bird species in the high Andes of Peru. Endangered Species Research 13(2):145-157. (Open Access Full Text)

Han, K-L., E. L. Braun, R. T. Kimball, S. Reddy, R. C. K. Bowie, M. J. Braun, J. L. Chojnowski, S. J. Hackett, J. Harshman, C. J. Huddleston, B. D. Marks, K. J. Miglia, W. S. Moore, F. H. Sheldon, D. W. Steadman, C. C. Witt & T. Yuri. 2011. Are transposable element insertions homoplasy free? An examination using the avian tree of life. Systematic Biology 60(3)375-386. (pdf)

Smith C. L., M. Toomey, B. R. Walker, E. J. Braun, B. O. Wolf, K. McGraw, and K. L. Sweazea (2011) Resistance to oxidative stress in the vasculature of Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura), Journal of Zoology 114 171-176.

McCluney K. E., J. Belnap, S. L. Collins, B. Cutts, A. L. González, E. M. Hagen, J. N. Holland, B. P. Kotler, F. T. Maestre, S. D. Smith, and B. O. Wolf (2011) Shifting consumer-resource interactions in response to altered water availability in dryland systems, Biological Reviews DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00209.x

2010

Witt, C. C., M. S. Graus, and H. A. Walker. 2010. Molecular data confirm the first record of Long-billed Murrelet (Brachyramphus perdix) for New Mexico. Western Birds, 41:160-167. (pdf)

Kirchman, J. J., C. C. Witt, J. A. McGuire, G. R. Graves. 2010. DNA from 100-year old holotype confirms the validity of a potentially extinct hummingbird species. Biology Letters. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2009.0545 (pdf) (Evolución y Diversidad Article)

Dickerman, R. W. Great-Horned Owl. in Raptors of New Mexico (Jean-Luc Cartron, ed.). University of New Mexico Press.

Dickerman, R. W., A. B. Johnson, and J. D. Ligon. Elf Owl. in Raptors of New Mexico (Jean-Luc Cartron, ed.). University of New Mexico Press.

Dickerman, R. W. 1950’s Tabasco. In Moments of Discovery: Natural History Narratives from Mexico and Central America (Kevin Winker, ed.). University of Florida Press.

Dickerman, R. W. A zip trip (collecting redwings in Central America in 1968). In Moments of Discovery: Natural History Narratives from Mexico and Central America (Kevin Winker, ed.). University of Florida Press.

Wolf, C.J., J.M. Ramakka and B.O. Wolf. 2010. The Prairie Falcon. Pp. 461-473 in The Raptors of New Mexico. The University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

McKechnie, A.E. and B.O. Wolf. 2010. Climate change increases the likelihood of catastrophic avian mortality events during extreme heat waves. Biology Letters 6:253-256.

Williams, S. O. III. 2010. Sixth report of the New Mexico Bird Records Committee. NMOS Bulletin 38(4): 71-81.

Williams, S. O. III. 2010. Recent AOU Check-list changes affecting the New Mexico bird list: the 51st supplement. NMOS Bulletin 38(3): 60-64.

2009

Gregory, T. R., C. Andrews, J. A. McGuire, & C. C. Witt. 2009. The smallest avian genomes are found in hummingbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276:3753-3757. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1004 (pdf) (Science News Article) (JOURNAL COVER)

Merkord, C. L., T. Mark, D. Susanibar, A. B. Johnson, & C. C. Witt. 2009. Avifaunal survey of the Rio Chipaota Valley in the Cordillera Azul region, San Martín, Perú. Ornitologia Neotropical 20(4):535-552. (pdf)

Witt, C. C., & D. F. Lane. 2009. Range extensions for two rare high-Andean birds in central Perú. Cotinga 31:90-94. (pdf)

Dubay, S. G., and C. C. Witt. 2009. Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes reguloides). In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=422121

Capparella, A. P., & C. C. Witt. 2009. Pardusco (Nephelornis oneilli). In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=34094

2008

Kimball, R. T., E. L. Braun, F. K. Barker, R. Bowie, M. J. Braun, J. L. Chojnowski, S. J. Hackett, K.-L. Han, J. Harshman, V. Heimer-Torres, W. Holznagel, C. J. Huddleston, B. D. Marks, K. J. Miglia, W. S. Moore, S. Reddy, F. H. Sheldon, J. V. Smith, C. C. Witt, & T. Yuri. 2008. A well-tested set of primers to amplify regions spread across the avian genome. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50:654-660. (pdf)

Williams, S.O., III, and D. J. Krueper 2008. The changing status of the Gray Hawk in New Mexico and adjacent areas. Western Birds 39: 202-208. (104 kB pdf)

McGuire, J. A., C. C. Witt, J. V. Remsen, Jr., R. Dudley, & D. L. Altshuler. 2008. A higher-level taxonomy for hummingbirds. Journal of Ornithology. (306 kB pdf)

Harshman, J., E. L. Braun, M. J. Braun, C. J. Huddleston, R. C. K. Bowie, J. L. Chojnowski, S. J. Hackett, K.-L. Han, R. T. Kimball, B. D. Marks, K. J. Miglia, W. S. Moore, S. Reddy, F. H. Sheldon, D. W. Steadman, S. J. Steppan, C. C. Witt, & T. Yuri. 2008. Phylogenomic Evidence for Multiple Losses of Flight in Ratite Birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105:13462-13467. (684 kB pdf)

Hackett, S. J., R. T. Kimball, S. Reddy, E. L. Braun, M. J. Braun, W. A. Cox, J Harshman, C. J. Huddleston, R. C. K. Bowie, J. L. Chojnowski, K.-L. Han, B. D. Marks, K J. Miglia, W. S. Moore, F. H. Sheldon, D. W. Steadman, C. C. Witt, and T. Yuri. 2008. Phylogenomics rewrites the evolutionary history of birds. Science 320: 1763-1768. (951 kB pdf)

Johnson, A. B. and K. Winker 2008. Autumn stopover near the Gulf of Honduras by Nearctic-Neotropic Migrants. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 277-285. (82 kB pdf)

Dickerman, R. W. and A. B. Johnson 2008. Wing-tail measurements of Bubo virginianus from Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 53: 128-129. (50 kB pdf)

Sartor O. Williams III and William H. Howe 2008. Black Skimmer occurrences in New Mexico, including a high elevation record. Western Birds 39: 31-32. (600 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman and Andrew B. Johnson 2008. Notes on Great Horned Owls nesting in the Rocky Mountains, with a description of a new subspecies. Journal of Raptor Research 42: 20-28. (1257 kB PDF)

2007

Witt, Christopher C. and Satya Maliakal-Witt. 2007. Why are diversity and endemism linked on islands? Ecography 30: 331-333. (100 kB pdf)

McGuire, Jimmy A., Christopher C. Witt, Douglas L. Altshuler, J. Van Remsen, Jr. 2007. Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of hummingbirds: Bayesian and maximum likelihood analyses of partitioned data and selection of an appropriate partitioning strategy. Systematic Biology 56: 837-856. (3250 kB pdf)

Sartor O. Williams III 2007. A January Specimen of the Flammulated Owl from Northern New Mexico. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119: 764-766. (34 kB PDF)

2006

Robert W. Dickerman 2006. Birds of the Southern Pacific Lowlands of Guatemala, with a review of Icterus gularis. Special Publication of The Museum of Southwestern Biology No. 7. 45 pp. (852 kB PDF)

Janelle Harden, Robert W. Dickerman and Elizabeth Penn Elliston 2006. Collection, value, and use of wildlife rehabilitation data. Journal of Wildlife Rehabilitation 28: 10-28 (8999 kB PDF)

2005

Robert W. Dickerman 2005. Sayornis saya yukonensis is valid. Western Birds 36: 329-330 (530 kB PDF)

Kevin Winker, John H. Rappole and Robert W. Dickerman 2005. In Memoriam: Dwain Willard Warner 1917-2005. The Loon 77:191-194 (1554 kB PDF)

2004

Robert W. Dickerman 2004. Characteristics and distribution of Ardea herodias fannini with comments on the effect of washing on the holotype. Northwestern Naturalist 85: 130-133 (1665 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman 2004. A review of the North American subspecies of the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 117(3): 242-250 (684 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman 2004. A Review of the Literature of Accipiter striatus perobscurus, with a report of specimens from California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Western Birds 35: 108-113 (734 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman 2004. Notes on the type of Bubo virginianus sclariventris. Bull. B.O.C. 124(1): 5-6 (122 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman 2004. Distribution of the Subspecies of Great Horned Owls in Texas. Bull. of the Texas Ornithological Society 37 (1): 1-4 (341 kB PDF)

2003

Robert W. Dickerman 2003. Talon-Locking in the Red-Tailed Hawk. Journal of Raptor Research 37(2): 176 (57 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman 2003. A January Scarlet Tanager Specimen from New Mexico. Western Birds 34: 53-54 (384 kB PDF)

2002

John P. Hubbard and Robert W. Dickerman 2002. The Mexican Subspecies of Townsend's Solitaire in the Animas Mountains: A First for New Mexico and the United States. The Southwestern Naturalist 47(1): 114-116 (256 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman 2002. The Taxonomy of the Subarctic Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus subarcticus) Nesting in the United States. Am. Midl. Nat. 148: 198-199 (176 kB PDF)

1999

Robert W. Dickerman 1999. Your Failures May be Gold - Don't Throw Them Away! IWRC Conference Proceedings 1999: 7-8 (140 kB PDF)

1998

Robert W. Dickerman, Kevin Winker and Daniel D. Gibson 1998. Sooty Tern Reaches the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Western Birds 29: 122-123 (89 kB PDF)

1997

Robert W. Dickerman and Kenneth C. Parkes 1997. Taxa Described by Allan R. Phillips, 1939-1994:A Critical List. Era of Allan R. Phillips: A Festschrift: 211-230 (1595 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman 1997. Geographic variation in southwestern U.S. and Mexican Spotted Owls, with the description of a new subspecies. Era of Allan R. Phillips: A Festschrift: 45-48 (316 kB PDF)

John P. Hubbard, Ellen C. Espinosa and Robert W. Dickerman 1997. The Publications of Allan R. Phillips. Era of Allan R. Phillips: A Festschrift: 235-244 (590 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman 1997. Biography of Allan R. Phillips 1914-1996. The Era of Allan R. Phillips: A Festschrift: 1-8 (603 kB PDF)

1996

Robert W. Dickerman 1996. Lectotype Designation for Buteo jamaicensis suttoni. The Southwestern Naturalist 41(2): 198 (77 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman and Jack Gustavson 1996. The Prince of Wales Spruce Grouse: A new Subspecies from Southeastern Alaska. Western Birds 27: 41-47 (654 kB PDF)

1994

Robert W. Dickerman 1994. On the Importance of Accurate Data. NMOS Bulletin 22(4): 61-62 (116 kB PDF)

Irene Campbell and Robert W. Dickerman 1994. California Scrub Jay Forages on Mule Deer. Western Birds 25: 206 (59 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman 1994. Undescribed Subspecies of Red-Tailed Hawk from Baja California. The Southwestern Naturalist: 39(4): 375-377 (323 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman and John P. Hubbard 1994. An Extinct Subspecies of Sharp-tailed Grouse from New Mexico. Western Birds 25: 128-136 (975 kB PDF)

1993

Robert W. Dickerman 1993. The Subspecies of the Great Horned Owls of the Central Great Plains, with Notes on Adjacent Areas. Kansas Ornithological Society Bull. 44(2): 17-24 (669 kB PDF)

1992

Robert W. Dickerman 1992. Additional Specimens of the Subarctic Great Horned Owl from New York. The Kingbird 42(2): 73-75 (403 kB PDF)

1991

Robert W. Dickerman 1991. On the Validity of Bubo virginianus occidentalis Stone. The AUK 108(4): 964-965 (113 kB PDF)

Robert W. Dickerman 1991. Specimens of the Subarctic Nesting Population of Great Horned Owl from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The Kingbird 41: 154-157 (403 kB PDF)