CR Special 17

Climate Research Vol. 35, Nos. 1-2 (2007)

Bird migration and climate


Publication date: December 31, 2007

Editors: Niclas Jonzén, Torbjørn Ergon, Andreas Lindén, Nils Chr. Stenseth

CR SPECIAL 17 looks at the effects of climate on bird migration. The phenology of bird migration is linked to the timing of the onset of spring and fall, and is thus affected by climate variation and change.


We are pleased to make the online version of this CR SPECIAL available with Open Access.



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Jonzén N, Ergon T, Lindén A, Stenseth NC


CR 35:1-3 | Full text in pdf format


Pulido F

Phenotypic changes in spring arrival: evolution, phenotypic plasticity, effects of weather and condition

CR 35:5-23 | Full text in pdf format


Gienapp P, Leimu R, Merilä J

Responses to climate change in avian migration time—microevolution versus phenotypic plasticity

CR 35:25-35 | Full text in pdf format


Gordo O

Why are bird migration dates shifting? A review of weather and climate effects on avian migratory phenology

CR 35:37-58 | Full text in pdf format


Knudsen E, Lindén A, Ergon T, Jonzén N, Vik JO, Knape J, Røer JE, Stenseth NC

Characterizing bird migration phenology using data from standardized monitoring at bird observatories

CR 35:59-77 | Full text in pdf format


Hedenström A, Barta Z, Helm B, Houston AI, McNamara JM, Jonzén N

Migration speed and scheduling of annual events by migrating birds in relation to climate change

CR 35:79-91 | Full text in pdf format


Both C, te Marvelde L

Climate change and timing of avian breeding and migration throughout Europe

CR 35:93-105 | Full text in pdf format


Rainio K, Tøttrup AP, Lehikoinen E, Coppack T

Effects of climate change on the degree of protandry in migratory songbirds

CR 35:107-114 | Full text in pdf format


Studds CE, Marra PP

Linking fluctuations in rainfall to nonbreeding season performance in a long-distance migratory bird, Setophaga ruticilla

CR 35:115-122 | Full text in pdf format


Saino N, Rubolini D, Jonzén N, Ergon T, Montemaggiori A, Stenseth NC, Spina F

Temperature and rainfall anomalies in Africa predict timing of spring migration in trans-Saharan migratory birds

CR 35:123-134 | Full text in pdf format


Rubolini D, Møller AP, Rainio K, Lehikoinen E

Intraspecific consistency and geographic variability in temporal trends of spring migration phenology among European bird species

CR 35:135-146 | Full text in pdf format


Péron G, Henry P, Provost P, Dehorter O, Julliard R

Climate changes and post-nuptial migration strategy by two reedbed passerines

CR 35:147-157 | Full text in pdf format


Sparks T, Tryjanowski P

Patterns of spring arrival dates differ in two hirundines

CR 35:159-164 | Full text in pdf format


Mustin K, Sutherland WJ, Gill JA

The complexity of predicting climate-induced ecological impacts

CR 35:165-175 | Full text in pdf format


Jonzén N, Ergon T, Lindén A, Stenseth NC

Bird migration and climate: the general picture and beyond

CR 35:177-180 | Full text in pdf format