Chapel Garden


Zenzal, T.J., Smith, R.J., Ewert, D.N., Diehl, R.H. and J.J. Buler. 2018. Fine-scale heterogeneity drives forest use by spring migrant landbirds across a broad contiguous forest matrix. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 120:166-184.

Oguchi, Y., Pohlen, Z., Smith, R.J. and J.C. Owen. 2018. Exotic- and native-dominated shrubland habitat use by fall migrating Swainson’s Thrushes and Gray Catbirds in Michigan, USA. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 120:81-93.

Oguchi, Y., Smith, R.J. and J.C. Owen. 2017. Fruits and migrant health: Consequences of stopping over in exotic- vs. native-dominated shrublands on immune and antioxidant status of Swainson's Thrushes and Gray Catbirds. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 119:800-816.

Smith, R. J. and M. I. Hatch. 2017. Loss of viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) is associated with changes in species composition and mass gain by spring migrants using early successional habitat. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129:247-258.

Smith, R. J., Benson, T.J. and M. Carey. 2017. Blood sampling does not negatively affect apparent survival, or within-season site fidelity in Field Sparrows (Spizella pusilla). The Auk: Ornithological Advances 134: 240-246. 

Archibald, K., Buler, J, J., Smolinsky, J. and R. Smith. 2017. Migrating birds reorient towards land at dawn over the Great Lakes. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 134:193-201.

Smith, R. J. and M. I. Hatch. 2016. Mass change values of landbird migrants at an inland stopover site dominated by nonnative vegetation. American Midland Naturalist 175:82-90.

Ewert, D., Hall, K., France, K. Smith, R. and P. Rodewald.  2015.  Landbird stopover sites in the Great Lakes region: characterization and conservation issues in Phenological synchrony of North American bird migration with seasonal resources in a changing climate. (Kellermann, J.L. and E.M Wood, Eds.) Invited manuscript, Studies in Avian Biology.

Squire, M.E., Brague, J.C., Smith, R.J. and J.C. Owen. 2011.  Evidence of medullary bone in two species of thrushes.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:831-835.

Smith, R.J., M.I. Hatch, D.A. Cimprich and F.R. Moore. 2011. Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.      

Ewert, D.N., Hamas, M.J., Smith, R.J. Dallman, M.E., and S.W. Jorgensen. 2011.  Distribution of migratory landbirds along the northern Lake Huron shoreline.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:536-547.

Hatch, M.I. and R.J. Smith. 2010. Repeatability of hematocrits and body mass of Gray Catbirds. Journal of Field Ornithology 81:64-70.

Hatch, M.I., R.J. Smith and J.C. Owen. 2010. Arrival timing and hematological parameters in Gray Catbirds, Dumetella carolinensis. Journal of Ornithology 51:545-552.

Smith, R.J. and M.I. Hatch. 2010. Migration and wintering ecology: Stopover ecology of landbird migrants in Pennsylvania, in Majumdar, S.K., Master, T.L., Brittingham, M., Ross, R.M., Mulvihill, R. and J. Huffman. Avian Ecology and Conservation: A Pennsylvania Focus with National Implications. Pennsylvania Academy of Science.

Hatch, M.I. and R.J. Smith. 2009. Absence of protandry in a population of Gray Catbirds Dumetella carolinensis. Ibis 151:771-774.

Smith, R.J., Mabey, S.E. and F.R. Moore. 2009. Spring passage and arrival patterns of American Redstarts in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121:290-297.

Smith, R.J. and M.I. Hatch. 2008. A comparison of shrub-dominated and forested habitat use by spring migrating landbirds in northeastern Pennsylvania. Condor 110:682-693.

Smith, R.J., Moore F.R. and C. May. 2007. Stopover habitat along the shoreline of Lake Huron, Michigan: Emergent aquatic insects as a food resource for spring migrating landbirds. Auk 124:107-121.

Moore, F.R., Smith, R.J. and R. Sandberg. 2005. Stopover ecology of intercontinental migrants: solutions to problems and consequences for reproductive performance. In: Greenberg, R. and P.P. Marra, (eds.), Birds of Two Worlds: The Ecology and Evolution of Migration. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Smith, R.J. and F. R. Moore. 2005. Fat stores of American Redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla) arriving at northerly breeding grounds. The Journal of Avian Biology 36:117-126.

Smith, R. and F.R. Moore. 2004. Arrival timing and seasonal reproductive performance in a long-distance migratory landbird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 57:231-239.

Smith, R., Hamas, M., Dallman, M. and D. Ewert. 2004. Spatial foraging differences in American Redstarts along the shoreline of northern Lake Huron. Wilson Bulletin 116:48-55.

Smith, R.J. and F.R. Moore. 2003. Arrival fat and reproductive performance in a long-distance passerine migrant. Oecologia 134:325-331.

Kelly, J. F., Smith, R. J., Finch, D., Moore, F. R., and Yong, W. 1999. Influence of summer biogeography on wood warbler stopover abundance. Condor 101:76-85.

Smith, R. J., Hamas, M. J, Dallman, M. J. and Ewert, D. N. 1998. Spatial variation in foraging of the Black-throated Green Warbler along the shoreline of northern Lake Huron. Condor 100:474-484.

Smith, R. J. and M. J. Dallman. 1996. Forest gap use by breeding Black-throated Green Warblers. Wilson Bulletin 108(3):588-591.

Dallman, M. J. and R. J. Smith. 1995. Avian predation on Chironomids along the nearshore waters of Lake Huron. Michigan Birds and Natural History 2(4):201-203.