Volume 3: December 2005


Birds in the Urban Environment

Entire Issue PDF (210 pages, 13 MB)

Nesting Success and Life-History Attributes of Bird Communities Along an Urbanization Gradient

Joseph A. Reale¹ and Robert B. Blair²

¹ City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, P.O. Box 791, Boulder, CO 80306
² Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, 200 Hodson Hall, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108 (address at time of research: Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056)

Urban Bird Diversity as an Indicator of Social Diversity and Economic Inequality in Vancouver, British Columbia

Stephanie J. Melles

Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3G5

Microhabitat Selection and Singing Behavior Patterns of Male House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) in Urban Parks in a Heavily Urbanized Landscape in the Western U.S.

Esteban Fernández-Juricic, Rachael Poston, Karin De Collibus, Timothy Morgan, Bret Bastain, Cyndi Martin, Kacy Jones, and Ronald Treminio

Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840-3702.

Using Citizen Science in Urban Bird Studies

Rachel E. McCaffrey

School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721

Avian Response to Restoration of Urban Tidal Marshes in the Hackensack Meadowlands, New Jersey

Alison Seigel,¹ Colleen Hatfield,² and Jean Marie Hartman³

¹Rutgers University, Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution, 1 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
²California State University, Department of Biological Sciences, 400 West First Street, Chico, CA 95929 (address at time of research: Rutgers University, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
³ Rutgers University, Department of Landscape Architecture, 93 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

History of the Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) in New York City, 1867–2005

Robert DeCandido

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, 410 Summer Valley Road, Orwigsburg, PA 17961


Bringing the Urban Environment Into the Classroom: Learning From an Estuarine Mesocosm

James C. Sullivan,¹ Theresa O'Neill,² and John R. Finnerty¹

¹ Biology Department, Boston University, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02135
² Odyssey High School, South Boston, MA

Benthic Communities in Spartina alterniflora– and Phragmites australis–Dominated Salt Marshes in the Hackensack Meadowlands, New Jersey

Catherine E. Yuhas,¹ Jean Marie Hartman,² and Judith S. Weis³

¹ New Jersey Sea Grant College Extension Program, New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program Office, 290 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10007
² Rutgers University, 93 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
³ Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, 141 Smith Hall, Newark, NJ 07102

The Changing Flora of the New York Metropolitan Region

Steven E. Clemants and Gerry Moore

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Photo: Fledgling eastern screech-owls in Central Park, New York City. © Deborah Allen