BirdLife South Africa’s scientific publications

2017

Scientific (refereed)

Colyn R, Campbell A, Smit-Robinson HA. 2017. The application of camera trapping to assess rallidae species richness within wetland habitat types, eastern Free State, South Africa. Ostrich. 2017: 1–11.

 

Dalton DL, Smit-Robinson HA, Vermaak E, Jarvis E, Kotzé A. 2017. Is there genetic connectivity among the Critically Endangered Whited-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi) populations from South Africa and Ethiopia? African Journal of Ecology. Accepted.

 

Dias MP, Oppel S, Bond AL, Carneiro AP, Cuthbert RJ, González-Solís J, Wanless RM, Glass T, Lascelles B, Small C, Phillips RA 2017. Using globally threatened pelagic birds to identify priority sites for marine conservation in the South Atlantic Ocean. Biological Conservation 211:76-84.

 

Du Plessis M, Dalton DL, Smit-Robinson HA, Kotzé A. 2017. Next generation sequencing yields the mitochondrial genome of the critically endangered Sarothrura ayresi (White-winged Flufftail). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 2: 236–237.

 

Krüger L, Ramos JA, Xavier JC, Grémillet D, Gonzalez-Solis J, Kolbeinsson Y, Militão T, Navarro J, Petry MV, Phillips RA, Ramirez I, Reyes- González JM, Ryan PG, Sigurðsson IA, Van Sebille E, Wanless RM & Paiva VH 2017. Identification of candidate pelagic marine protected areas through a seabird seasonal-, multispecific- and extinction risk-based approach. Animal Conservation

 

Lee AK, Wright DR & Reeves B. 2017. Habitat variables associated with encounters of Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentottus during flush surveys across the fynbos biome. Ostrich. In press.

 

Lee ATK, Barnard P & Wright DR. 2017. Hot bird drinking patterns: drivers of water visitation in a fynbos bird community. African Journal of Ecology: doi:10.1111/aje.12384.

 

Maphisa DH, Smit-Robinson HA, Underhill LG, Altwegg R. 2017. Management factors affecting densities of common grassland birds of high elevation grasslands of eastern South Africa: Ingula as a case study. Avian Research 8: 518.

Sydeman WJ, Thompson SA, Anker-Nilssen T, Arimitsu M, Bennison A, Bertrand S, Boersch-Supan P, Boyd C, Bransome NC, Crawford RJM, Daunt F, Furness RW, Gianuca D, Gladics A, Koehn L, Lang J, Logerwell E, Morris TL, Phillips E, Provencher J, Punt AE, Saraux S, Shannon L, Sherley RB, Simeone A, Wanless RM, Wanless S, Zador SG. 2017. Best practices for assessing forage fish fisheries-seabird resource competition. Fisheries Research 194: 209-221

 

Watson RT, Kolar PS, Ferrer M, Nygard T, Johnston N, Hunt WG, Smit-Robinson HA, Farmer C, Huso M, Katzner T. 2017. Raptor interactions with wind energy: case studies from around the world. Journal of Raptor Research. Accepted.

 

Semi-scientific (not refereed)

Campbell A and Colyn RB. 2017. Insight into the opportunistic feeding habits of Chorister Robin-chat Cossypha dichroa. Biodiversity Observations 8(32): 1-4.

 

Popular

Anderson MD. 2017. Riding a wave of success. African Birdlife 5(5): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2017. Feel the love. African Birdlife 5(4): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2017. Working to keep them safe. African Birdlife 5(3): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2017. Feeling the heat. African Birdlife 5(2): 4.

 

Ralston-Paton S. 2017. Not a fan of wind farms? African Birdlife. 5(6): 60-61.

 

Scientific Reports

BirdLife South Africa. 2017. Verreauxs’ Eagles and Wind Farms: Guidelines for impact assessment, monitoring, and mitigation. (Compiled by Ralston-Paton, S)

 

BirdLife South Africa. 2017. Birds and Solar Energy: Best practice guidelines for assessing and monitoring the impact of solar power generating facilities on birds in southern Africa. (compiled by Jenkins AR, Ralston-Paton S and Smit-Robinson, H)

 

Ralston Paton S, Smallie J, Pearson A, and Ramalho R. 2017. Wind energy’s impacts on birds in South Africa: A preliminary review of the results of operational monitoring at the first wind farms of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme in South Africa. BirdLife South Africa Occasional Report Series No. 2. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

Wright DR & Lee ATK. 2017. Bird-friendly: Habitat management guidelines for the endemic birds of the Fynbos Biome. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg.


 

2016

Scientific (refereed)

Cuthbert RJ, Wanless RM, Angel A, Burle M-H, Hilton GM, Louw H, Visser P, Wilson J and Ryan PG 2016. Drivers of predatory behavior and extreme size in house mice Mus musculus on Gough Island. Journal of Mammalogy 97: 533:544.

 

Dalton DL, Vermaak E, Smit-Robinson HA, Kotzé, A. 2016. Lack of diversity at innate immunity Toll-like receptors genes in the critically endangered White-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi). Scientific Reports. 6: 36757–63665. DOI: 10.1038/srep36757

 

Maphisa DH, Smit-Robinson HA, Underhill LG, Altwegg R. 2016. Drivers of bird species richness within moist high-altitude grasslands in eastern South Africa. Plos One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0162609

Valle S, Barros N and Wanless RM 2016. Population estimates of the breeding birds of the Tinhosas islands (Gulf of Guinea), the only major seabird colony of the eastern tropical Atlantic. Ostrich 87: 209-215.

 

Semi-scientific (not refereed)

Colyn R, Smit-Robinson HA. 2016. Fennoscandian-ringed Western Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) recovery, Ingula, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Biodiversity Observations. 7: 1-5.

 

Popular

Anderson MD. 2016. Silence is not golden. African Birdlife 5(1): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2016. Do the right thing. African Birdlife 4(6): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2016. Women at work. African Birdlife 4(5): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2016. Hands off! African Birdlife 4(4): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2016. Kruger – ours to protect. African Birdlife 4(3): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2016. The plight of vultures. African Birdlife 4(2): 4.

 

Scientific Reports

Rollinson DP, Wanless RM Makhado AB & Crawford RJM 2016. A review of seabird bycatch mitigation measures, including experimental work, within South Africa’s tuna longline fishery. Indian Ocean Tuna Commission's Scientific Committee meeting, 2-6 December 2016, Mahe, Seychelles.

 

Rollinson DP, Lee SI, Kim YC, Kim DN, An DH & Wanless RM 2016. Lumo Leads: a potential, new, safe line weighting technique to reduce seabird bycatch for pelagic longline fisheries. Indian Ocean Tuna Commission's Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch meeting, Seychelles, 12-16 September 2016.

 

Wanless RM & Small C 2016. Data collection opportunities for assessing the use and effectiveness of seabird conservation measures. Indian Ocean Tuna Commission's Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch meeting, Seychelles, 12-16 September 2016.

 

Wanless RM & Misiak, W 2016. A status update of seabirds in the IOTC area. Indian Ocean Tuna Commission's Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch meeting, Seychelles, 12-16 September 2016.


 

2015

Scientific (refereed)

Davies GBP, Smit-Robinson, HA, Drummond, IM, Gardner B, Rautenbach S, van Stuyvenberg, D, Nattrass C, Pretorius M, Pietersen DW, Symes CT. 2015. Review of recent records of the White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi (Aves, Sarothruridae) in South Africa, including details of a survey of high-altitude wetlands in 2013-2014. Durban Natural Science Museum Novitates 37: 62-75.

 

Silva MC, Matias R, Wanless RM, Ryan PG, Stephenson BM, Bolton M, Ferrand N & Coelho M 2015. Understanding the mechanisms of anti-tropical divergence in the seabird White-faced Storm-petrel (Procellariiformes: Pelagodroma marina) using a multi-locus approach. Molecular Ecology 24: 3122-3137.

 

Wanless RM. 2015. Seabirds; a review of status, distribution and interaction with fisheries in the Southwest Indian Ocean. Chapter 10: 351-364. In: Van der Elst RP and Everett BI. 2015 (eds). Offshore fisheries of the Southwest Indian Ocean: their status and the impact on vulnerable species. Oceanographic Research Institute, Special Publication, 10. 448pp.

 

Wright DR, Underhill LG, Keene M & Knight AT 2015. Understanding the motivations and satisfactions of volunteers to improve the effectiveness of citizen science programs. Society and Natural Resources 28 (9) 1013-1029.

 

Semi-scientific (not refereed)

Retief EF, Smit-Robinson HA, de Swardt DH. 2015. Egyptian Geese nesting in Secretarybird nests. Ornithological Observations 6: 215-216.

 

Popular

Anderson MD. 2015. Take care – five things you can do for birds. African Birdlife 4(1): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2015. A new home base. African Birdlife 3(6): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2015. Why not join us? African Birdlife 3(5): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2015. Voices for vultures. African Birdlife 3(4): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2015. The five-cent bird. African Birdlife 3(3): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2015. Conserving Lesser Flamingos. African Birdlife 3(2): 4.

 

Anderson MD. 2015. Happy Kamfers. African Birdlife 3(2): 28-33.

 

Ralston S. 2015. Burning issue: Is solar energy the next bird conservation challenge? African Birdlife 3(2): 56-59.

 

Ralston S. 2015. Renewable energy and birds: Myths, misconceptions and many questions. Energize RE: Renewable Energy Supplement. 3: 14.

 

Scientific Reports

Angel A, Wanless RM & Small C 2015. A need for improved reporting on seabird bycatch in the longline fishery. Indian Ocean Tuna Commission's Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch meeting, Olhão, Portugal 7-11 September.

 

Hagen CT. 2015. African Penguin Spheniscus demersus. In: Taylor MR, Peacock F, Wanless RM (eds), The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa. pp 146-148.

 

Hagen CT. 2015. Black-bellied Storm Petrel Fregetta tropica. In: Taylor MR, Peacock F, Wanless RM (eds), The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa. pp 336-337.

 

Hagen CT. 2015. Cape Gannet Morus capensis. In: Taylor MR, Peacock F, Wanless RM (eds), The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa. pp 218-219.

 

Hagen CT. 2015. Roseate Tern Sterna dougalli. In: Taylor MR, Peacock F, Wanless RM (eds), The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa. pp 169-170.

 

Hagen C, Wanless RM. 2015. Multi-species Action Plan for the Conservation of Benguela upwelling System Coastal Seabirds. Bonn: UNEP/AEWA Secretariat.

 

Jenkins AR, van Rooyen CS, Smallie JJ, Harrison, JA,, Diamond M, Smit-Robinson, HA and Ralston-Paton, S. 2015. Birds and Wind-Energy Best Practice Guidelines: Best practice guidelines for avian monitoring and impact mitigation at proposed wind energy development sites in southern Africa (Third Edition). BirdLife South Africa and the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

 

Marnewick MD, Retief EF, Theron NT, Wright DR, Anderson TA. 2015. Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of South Africa. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa.

 

Marnewick MD, Retief EF, Wright DR, Theron NT. 2015. South Africa’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Status Report 2015. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa.

 

Ortmann HE, Hagen CT, Peacock F. 2015. Caspian Tern Sterna caspia. In: Taylor MR, Peacock F, Wanless RM (eds), The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa. pp 269-271.

 

Tarzia M, Hagen C, Wanless RM. 2015. Review of the Status, Threats and Conservation Action Priorities for the Seabird Populations Covered by the Agreement. Unpublished report to the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement.

 

Taylor MR, Peacock F, Wanless RM (eds). 2015. The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Johannesburg, South Africa: BirdLife South Africa.

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