Peer-reviewed Scientific Publications

* Denotes undergraduate student (yay, undergrads!).

Bonter, D.N., V.Y. Martin, E.I. Greig, T.B. Phillips. 2023. Participant retention in a continental-scale citizen science project increases with the diversity of species detected. BioScience, 73:433-440. 

Mady, R.P., T.B. Phillips, D.N. Bonter, C. Quimby, J. Borland, C. Eldermire, B.T. Walters, S.A. Parry, M. Chu. 2023. Engagement in the data collection phase of the scientific process is key for enhancing learning gains. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 8:14.

Phillips, T., N. Wells, A. Brown*, J. Tralins*, D.N. Bonter. 2023. Nature and well-being: The association of nature engagement and well-being during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. People and Nature.

Miller. E.T., O.M. Aodha, E.I. Greig, D.N. Bonter, and W.M. Hochachka. 2022. Congeneric predators fill discrete niches created by the relative abundances of their prey species. Journal of Avian Biology: e02934.

Schmalfuss, A.B. Jr.* and D.N. Bonter. 2022. Response of Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) and Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) to an unintentionally provided, superabundant prey resource. Journal of Raptor Research 56:313-322.

Hagler, S.J.,* A. Gibbons, J.C. Bednarz, W.S. Clark, and D.N. Bonter. 2022. Nest provisioning and sociality at Harris’s Hawk nests in South Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 56:161-170.

Bailey, R.L. and D.N. Bonter. 2021. Supplemental feeding alters lay date and nest survival in Eastern Bluebirds but not in chickadees at large spatial scales. Ornithological Applications. 124:1-11.

Hughes, E.*, R.P. Mady, and D.N. Bonter. 2021. Evaluating the accuracy and biological meaning of visits to RFID-enabled bird feeders using video. Ecology & Evolution 11:17132–17141.

Sayers, C.J.*, M.R. Roeder, L. Forrette, D. Roche, G.L.B. Dupont, S.E. Apgar, A.R. Kocek, A.M. Cook, W.G. Shriver, C.S. Elphick, B. Olsen, and D.N. Bonter. 2021. Geographic variation of mercury in breeding tidal marsh sparrows of the northeastern United States. Ecotoxicology 30:1929-1940.

Dzielski, S.A.*, R.L. Bailey, F. Fernandez-Duque*, and D.N. Bonter. 2021. Supplemental feeding of insect larvae increases mass of nestling Eastern Bluebirds, but not nestling Black-capped Chickadees. Journal of Field Ornithology 92:294-303.

Bonter, D.N. and E.I. Greig. 2021. Over 30 years of standardized bird counts at supplementary feeding stations in North America: A citizen science data report for Project FeederWatch. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: Article 619682.

Mady, R.P., W.M. Hochachka, and D.N. Bonter. 2021. Consistency in supplemental food availability affects the space use of wintering birds. Behavioral Ecology.

Phillips, T.B., R.L. Bailey, V.M. Martin, H. Faulkner-Grant, and D.N. Bonter. 2021. The role of citizen science in management of invasive avian species: What people think, know, and do. Journal of Environmental Management 280:111709.

Berigan, L.A.*, E.I. Grieg, and D.N. Bonter. 2020. Urban House Sparrow populations decline in North AmericaWilson Journal of Ornithology 132: 248-258.

Bailey, R., H. Faulkner, V.M. Martin, C. Phillips, D.N. Bonter. 2020. Nest Usurpation by non-native birds and the role of people in nest box management. Conservation Science and Practice e185.

Fernandez-Duque, F.*, R. Bailey, and D.N. Bonter. 2019. Egg oiling as an effective management technique for limiting reproduction in an invasive passerine. Avian Conservation and Ecology 14:20.

Dayer, A., C. Rosenblatt, D.N. Bonter, H. Faulkner, R. Hall, W.M. Hochachka, C. Phillips, and D. Hawley. 2019. Observations at backyard bird feeders influence the emotions and actions of people that feed birds. People and Nature 1:138-151. DOI: 10.1002/pan3.17

McCabe, J.D., H. Yin, J. Cruz, V. Radeloff, A. Pidgeon, D.N. Bonter, and B. Zuckerberg. 2018. Urbanization and prey abundance influence the establishment of avian predators in a metropolitan landscape. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285:1890.

Rosenblatt, C.R.* and D.N. Bonter. 2018. Characteristics of fields used by wintering birds in New York. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130:924-931

Reed, J.H.* and D.N. Bonter. 2018. Supplementing non-target taxa: Bird feeding alters the local distribution and abundance of mammals. Ecological Applications 28: 761-770.

Bailey, R.L. and D.N. Bonter. 2018. Predator guards on nest boxes improve reproductive success of birds. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:434-441. doi:10.1002/wsb.801

Witynski, M.L.* and D.N. Bonter. 2018. Crosswise migration by Yellow Warblers, Nearctic-Neotropical passerine migrants. Journal of Field Ornithology 89: 37-46. doi: 10.1111/jofo.12237

Miller, E.T., D.N. Bonter, C. Eldermire, B.G. Freeman, E.I. Greig, L.J. Harmon, C. Lisle and W.M. Hochachka. 2017. Fighting over food unites the birds of North America is a continental dominance hierarchy. Behavioral Ecology 28:1454-1463. doi:10.1093/beheco/arx108

Greig, E.I., E.M. Wood, and D.N. Bonter. 2017. Winter range expansion of a hummingbird is associated with urbanization and supplementary feeding. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284:20140256

Heaton-Crisologo, T.L.* and D.N. Bonter. 2017. Hectic at hatching: parental aggression peaks when chick mortality rates are greatest in the herring gull (Larus argentatus). Ethology 123:113-122.

Perlut, N.G., D.N. Bonter, J.C. Ellis and M.S. Friar. 2016. Rooftop nesting in a declining population of herring gulls (Larus argentatus) in Portland, Maine. Waterbirds 39:68-74.

Bonter, D.N., M.C. Moglia* and L.E. DeFisher*. 2016. Sons don’t take advantage of a head start: Parity in offspring sex ratios despite greater initial investment in males. Journal of Avian Biology 47:121-128.

Shah, S.S.*, S.A. MacLean*, E.I. Greig and D.N. Bonter. 2015. Risk-based alarm calling in a non-passerine bird. Animal Behaviour 106:129-136.

Zuckerberg, B., E.J. Ross, K. Prince and D.N. Bonter. 2015. Climate variability on wintering grounds drives spring arrival of short-distance migrants to the Upper Midwestern United States. Studies in Avian Biology 47:83-94.

Bonter, D.N., S.A. MacLean*, S.S. Shah* and M.C. Moglia*. 2014. Storm induced shifts in optimal nesting sites: A potential effect of climate change. Journal of Ornithology 155:632-638.

MacLean, S.A.* and D.N. Bonter. 2013. The sound of danger: threat sensitivity to predator vocalizations, alarm calls, and novelty in gulls. PLoS ONE. 8(12):e82384 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082384.

Bonter, D.N., B. Zuckerberg, C.W. Sedgwick* and W.M. Hochachka. 2013. Daily foraging patterns in free living birds: Exploring the predation-starvation tradeoff. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280:20123087.

DeFisher, L.E.* and D.N. Bonter. 2013. Effects of invasive European fire ants (Myrmica rubra) on herring gull (Larus argentatus) reproduction. PLoS ONE 8: e64185.

Koenig, W.D., A.M. Liebhold, D.N. Bonter, W.M. Hochachka and J.L. Dickinson. 2013. Effects of the emerald ash borer invasion on four species of birds. Biological Invasions 15: 2095-2103.

Bonter, D.N. and C.B. Cooper. 2012. Data validation in citizen science: A case study from Project FeederWatch. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10:305-307.

Dickinson, J.L., J. Shirk, D. Bonter, R. Bonney, R.L. Crain, J. Martin, T. Phillips and K. Purcell. 2012. The current state of citizen science as a tool for ecological research and public engagement. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 291-297.

Bonter, D.N. 2012. From backyard observations to continent-wide trends: Lessons from the first 22 years of Project FeederWatch. In Citizen Science: Public participation in environmental research. J.L Dickinson and R. Bonney (Eds). Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

Savoca, M.S.*, D.N. Bonter, B. Zuckerberg, J.L. Dickinson and J.C. Ellis. 2011. Nesting density is an important factor affecting chick growth and survival in the herring gull. Condor 113:565-571.

Zuckerberg, B., D.N. Bonter, W.M. Hochachka, W.D Koenig, A.T. DeGaetano and J.L. Dickinson. 2011. Climatic constraints on wintering bird distributions are modified by urbanization and weather. Journal of Animal Ecology 80:403-413.

Bonter, D.N. and E.S. Bridge. 2011. Applications of radio frequency identification (RFID) in ornithological research: a review. Journal of Field Ornithology 82:1-10.

Bridge, E.S. and D.N. Bonter. 2011. A low-cost radio frequency identification device for ornithological research. Journal of Field Ornithology 82:52-59.

Bonter, D.N., B. Zuckerberg and J.L. Dickinson. 2010. Invasive birds in a novel landscape: habitat associations and effects on established species. Ecography 33:494-502.

Dickinson, J.L., B. Zuckerberg and D.N. Bonter. 2010. Citizen science as an ecological research tool: Challenges and benefits. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 41:149-172.

Brooks, E.W. and D.N. Bonter. 2010. Long-term changes in avian community structure in a successional, forested, and managed plot in a reforesting landscape. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:288-295.

Bonter, D.N., S.A. Gauthreaux, Jr. and T.M. Donovan. 2009. Characteristics of important stopover locations for migrating birds: Remote sensing with radar in the Great Lakes basin. Conservation Biology 23:440-448.

Bonter, D.N. and W.M. Hochachka. 2009. A Citizen Science Approach to Ornithological Research: Twenty Years of Watching Backyard Birds. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners In Flight Conference, McAllen, Texas, pp. 453-458.

Bonter, D.N., E.W. Brooks and T.M. Donovan. 2008. What are we missing with ground-level mist nets? Using elevated nets at a migration stopover site. Journal of Field Ornithology 79:314-320.

Cooper, C. and D.N. Bonter. 2008. Artificial nest site preferences of Black-capped Chickadees. Journal of Field Ornithology 79:193-197.

Bonter, D.N. and M.G. Harvey*. 2008. Winter survey data reveal range-wide decline in Evening Grosbeak populations. Condor 110:376-381.

Haseltine, S.D., P.R. Schmidt, B.D. Bales, D.N. Bonter, et. al. 2008. Report of the Federal Advisory Committee on the Bird Banding Laboratory: US Geological Survey Circular 1320, 19p.

Bonter, D.N., T.M. Donovan and E.W. Brooks. 2007. Daily mass changes in landbirds during migration stopover on the south shore of Lake Ontario. Auk 124:122-133.

Harvey, M.G.*, D.N. Bonter, L.M. Stenzler and I.J. Lovette. 2006. A comparison of plucked feathers versus blood samples as DNA sources for molecular sexing. Journal of Field Ornithology 77:136-140.

Bonter, D. and W. Hochachka. 2003. Widespread declines of chickadees and Corvids: possible impact of West Nile virus. American Birds.

Donovan, T., C. Beardmore, D. Bonter, J. Brawn, R. Cooper, R. Ford, J. Fitzgerald, S. Gauthreaux, T. George, W. Hunter, T. Martin, J. Price, K. Rosenberg, P. Vickery, T. Wigley. 2002. Priority research needs for the conservation of Neotropical migrant landbirds. Journal of Field Ornithology 73: 329-339.