VanTol, S.D., Koehn, C.R., Keith, R., Keith, B. and Proppe, D.S. (2021), Avian migrants encounter higher temperatures but continue to add mass at an inland stopover site in the Great Lakes region. J Avian Biol, 52:.

Chartier, A.T., B.S. Keith, and R.S. Keith. 2021. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Movements in Southwestern Michigan. North American Bird Bander. 46(1&2): 3-8.

Keith, R. S., Keith, B.S., Scharf, W. C., & Hamer, S. A. (2015). Ixodes brunneus (Acari: Ixodidae) from Two Bird Hosts: A New Michigan Tick. The Great Lakes Entomologist, 48(3), 15.
Learn more about Ixoces brunneus here.

Van der Hoek, Y., Wilson, A. M., Renfrew, R., Walsh, J., Rodewald, P. G., Baldy, J., & Manne, L. L. (2015). Regional variability in extinction thresholds for forest birds in the north‐eastern United States: An examination of potential drivers using long‐term breeding bird atlas datasets. Diversity and Distributions, 21(6), 686-697. 

Morris, S. R., Andrijević, A. S., Sullivan, R., Keith, R. S., Keith, B. S., & Sheets, H. D. (2013). An 18-year study of migration and stopover ecology of Tennessee warblers in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 125(1), 70-78. 

Hamer, S. A., Hickling, G. J., Keith, R., Sidge, J. L., Walker, E. D., & Tsao, J. I. (2012). Associations of passerine birds, rabbits, and ticks with Borrelia miyamotoi and Borrelia andersonii in Michigan, USA. Parasites & vectors, 5(1), 1-11. 


Chartier, A. T., Baldy, J. J., & Brenneman J. (2013). Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas II. Kalamazoo Nature Center. Details here >

Brewer, R., McPeek, G. A., & Adams, R. (1991). The Atlas of Breeding Birds in Michigan. Michigan State University Press. 


Zylstra, E. R., Ries, L., Neupane, N., Saunders, S. P., Ramírez, M. I., Rendón-Salinas, E., … & Zipkin, E. F. (2021). Changes in climate drive recent monarch butterfly dynamics. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 5(10), 1441-1452.

Covino, K. M., Horton, K. G., & Morris, S. R. (2020). Seasonally specific changes in migration phenology across 50 years in the Black-throated Blue Warbler. The Auk, 137(2), ukz080. 

Ellis, V. A., Medeiros, M. C., Collins, M. D., Sari, E. H., Coffey, E. D., Dickerson, R. C., … & Matthews, A. E. (2017). Prevalence of avian haemosporidian parasites is positively related to the abundance of host species at multiple sites within a region. Parasitology research, 116(1), 73-80.  

Corace, R. G., Korte, J. L., Shartell, L. M., & Kashian, D. M. (2016). Upland sandpiper: a flagship for jack pine barrens restoration in the Upper Midwest?. Ecological Restoration, 34(1), 49-60.  

Ellis, V. A., Collins, M. D., Medeiros, M. C., Sari, E. H., Coffey, E. D., Dickerson, R. C., … & Matthews, A. E. (2015). Local host specialization, host-switching, and dispersal shape the regional distributions of avian haemosporidian parasites. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(36), 11294-11299. 

Hamer, S. A., Hickling, G. J., Sidge, J. L., Rosen, M. E., Walker, E. D., & Tsao, J. I. (2011). Diverse Borrelia burgdorferi strains in a bird-tick cryptic cycle. Applied and environmental microbiology, 77(6), 1999-2007.  

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