Science Reference Guides
Space Based Ornithology:
Remote Sensing & Bird Migration
Science Reference Section
Science, Technology and Business Division
Library of Congress
Western Kingbird - breeds in western North America; migrates to Florida, southern Mexico & Central America.
Photo courtesy of Vince Cavallo.
Acevedo, Miguel A., and Carla Restrepo. Land-cover and land-use change and its contribution to the large-scale organization of Puerto Rico’s bird assemblages. Diversity and distributions, v. 14, no. 1, Jan. 2008: 114-122.
Deppe, Jill, Konrad Wessels, and James A. Smith. Alaska at the crossroads of migration: space based ornithology. Proceedings of the Central Alaska Park Science Symposium, v. 6, no. 2, Sept. 2006: 53-57.
URL: http://www.nps.gov/akso/AKParkScience/symposium2006/deppe.pdf (PDF 267 KB)
Gordo, Oscar, and Juan Jose Sanz. The relative importance of conditions in wintering and passage areas on spring arrival dates: the case of long-distance Iberian migrants. Journal of ornithology, v. 149, no. 2, Apr. 2008: 199-210.
Gordo, Oscar. Why are bird migration dates shifting? A review of weather and climate effects on avian migratory phenology. Climate research, v. 35, Dec. 2007: 37-58.
URL: http://www.int-res.com/articles/cr_oa/c035p037.pdf (PDF 513.55 KB)
Kinzel. Paul J., and others. Spring census of mid-continent Sandhill Cranes using aerial infrared videography. The Journal of wildlife management, v. 70, Jan. 2006: 70-77.
Russell, Kevin R., and Sidney A. Gauthreaux. Use of weather radar to characterize movements of roosting Purple Martins. Wildlife Society bulletin, v. 26, spring ,1998: 5-16.
Smith, James A. Space based ornithology: on the wings of migration and biophysics. Greenbelt, MD, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2005. 1 p.
NASA Report: 20050180349
Presented at the Ecological Modeling for NASA Applied Sciences Workshop, Mar.16-Apr. 1, 2005
Smith, James A. Space-based remote sensing - tools for studying bird migration across multiple scales. Greenbelt, MD, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2005. 4 p.
NASA Report: N20050243621
Presented at the Eighth IASTED Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging, Hilo, HI, United States, 15-19 Aug. 2005.
Szép, Tibor, and Anders P. Møller. Using remote sensing data to identify migration and wintering areas, and to analyze effects of environmental conditions on migratory birds. In Birds of two worlds: the ecology and evolution of migration. Edited by Russell Greenberg and Peter P. Marra. Baltimore, Johns Hopkns University Press, 2005. p. 390-400.
Includes bibliographical references.
Xiao, Xiangming, and others. Remote sensing, ecological variables, and wild bird migration related to outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza. Journal of wildlife diseases, v. 43, no. 3, July 2007: S40-S46.