USFWS
Migratory Bird Management
Alaska Region

Seabirds

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To receive a copy of a publication or report listed here, please contact:
Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
or call 907-786-3443

Breeding Status, Population Trends, and Diets of Seabirds in Alaska: 1999-2001 (2mb pdf)

Publications

Lukacs, P. M., M. L. Kissling, M. Reid, S. M. Gende, and S. B. Lewis. 2010. Testing assumptions of distance sampling on a pelagic seabird. Condor 112:455-459.

Kissling, M. L., M. Reid, P. M. Lukacs, S. M. Gende, and S. B. Lewis. 2007. Understanding abundance patterns of a declining seabird: implications for monitoring. Ecological Applications 17:2164-2174.

Golet, G.H., J.A. Schmutz, D.B. Irons, and J.A. Estes. 2004. Determinants of reproductive costs in the long-lived Black-legged Kittiwake: A multiyear experiment. Ecological Monographs 74:353-372.

Stephensen, S.W., and D.B. Irons. 2004. A biogeographic comparison of seabird colonies in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska. Marine Ornithology In press.

Ainley, D.G., R.G. Ford, E.D. Brown, R.M. Suryan, and D.B. Irons. 2003. Prey availability, interference competition, and the geographic structure of seabird colonies: a study of black-legged kittiwakes and forage fish in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Ecology 84:709-723.

Jodice, P.G.R., D.D. Roby, D.D., R.M. Suryan, D.B. Irons, D.B.; A.M. Kaufman, K.R. Turco, and G.H. Visser. 2003. Variation in energy expenditure among black-legged kittiwakes: Effects of activity-specific metabolic rates and activity budgets. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 76: 375-388.

Kuletz, K.J., Stephensen, S.W., Labunski, E.A., Irons, D.B. and Brenneman, K.M. 2003. Changes in distribution and abundance of Kittlitz's Murrelets relative to glacial recession in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Marine Ornithology.

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Peterson, C.H., S.D. Stanley, J.W. Short, D. Esler, J.L. Bodkin, B.E. Ballachey, and D.B. Irons. 2003. Long-term ecosystem response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Science 302(5653): 2082-2086.

Golet, G. H., P. E. Seiser, A. D. McGuire, D. D. Roby, J. B. Fischer, K. J. Kuletz, D. B. Irons, T. A. Dean, S. C. Jewett, S. H. Newman. 2002. Long-term direct and indirect effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on Pigeon Guillemots in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Marine Ecology Progress Series 241:287-304.

Lance, B.K., D.B Irons, S.J. Kendall, and L.L. McDonald. 2001. An evaluation of marine bird population trends following the Exxon Valvez oil spill, Prince William Sound, Alaska. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 42:298-309.

Maniscalco, J.M., W.D. Ostrand, R.M. Suryan, and D.B. Irons. 2001. Passive interference competition by glaucous-winged gulls on black-legged kittiwakes: a cost of feeding in flocks. Condor, 103:616-619.

Marks, D.K. and K. J. Kuletz. 2001. Use of treeless and forested habitat by marbled murrelets in south-central Alaska. Waterbirds 24:161-168.

Suryan, R.M. and D.B. Irons. 2001. Colony and population dynamics of black-legged kittiwakes in a heterogeneous environment. Auk 118:636-649.

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Suryan, R.M., D.B. Irons, M. Kaufman, J. Benson, P.G.R. Jodice, D.D. Roby, E.D. Brown. 2001. Short-term fluctuations in forage fish availability and the effect on prey selection and brood-rearing in the black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla. Marine Ecology Progress Series 236:273-287.

Fischer, J. B., and C. R. Griffin 2000. Can burrow-nesting seabirds be identified from their burrow dimensions? Wildlife Society Bulletin 28:586-591.

Golet, G.H., D.B. Irons, and D.P. Costa. 2000. Energy costs of chick rearing in black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla)
Canadian Journal of Zoology 78:982-991.

Golet, G.H., K.J. Kuletz, D. D. Roby, D.B. Irons. 2000. Adult prey choice affects chick growth and reproductive success of Pigeon Guillemots. Auk 117:82-91.

Konyukhov, N. B., V. A. Zubakin, J. Williams and J. B. Fischer. 2000. Breeding biology of the whiskered auklet (Aethia pygmaea): Incubation, chick growth and feather development. Biology Bulletin 27(2):164-170. Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk, Seriya Biologicheskaya, No 2. pp. 205-212.

Irons, D.B., S.J. Kendall, W.P. Erickson, L.L. McDonald, B.K. Lance. 2000. Nine years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill: effects on marine birds in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Condor 102:723-737.

Suryan, R.M., D.B.  Irons, and J. Benson. 2000. Prey switching and variable foraging strategies of black-legged kittiwakes and the effect on reproductive success. Condor 102:374-384.

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Day, R., K.J. Kuletz, and D. Nigro. 1999. Kittlitz's Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris). In: A. Poole and F. Gill, eds. The Birds of North America, No. 435. Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, DC.

Golet, G.H., and D.B. Irons. 1999. Raising young reduces body condition and fat stores in Black-legged Kittiwakes. Oecologia 120:530-538.

Kuletz, K.J. and J.F. Piatt. 1999. Juvenile marbled murrelet nurseries and the productivity index. Wilson Bulletin. 111:257-261.

Agler, B.A., S.J. Kendall, and D.B. Irons. 1998. Abundance and distribution of marbled and Kittlitz's murrelets in southcentral and southeast Alaska. Condor 100:254-265.

Golet, G.H., D.B. Irons, and J. A. Estes. 1998. Survival costs of chick rearing in Black-legged Kittiwakes. Journal of Animal Ecology 67:827-841.

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Irons, D.B. 1998. Foraging area fidelity of individual seabirds in relation to tidal cycles and flock feeding. Ecology 79:647-655.

Kuletz, K.J. and S.J. Kendall. 1998. A productivity index for marbled murrelets in Alaska based on surveys at sea. Journal of Wildlife Management 62(2):446-460.

Ostrand, W.D., K.O Coyle, G.S. Drew, J.M. Maniscalco, and D.B. Irons. 1998. Selection of forage-fish schools by murrelets and tufted puffins in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Condor 100: 86-297.

Irons, D.B. 1996. Size and productivity of black-legged kittiwake colonies in Prince William Sound before and after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Pages 738-747 in S. D. Rice, R. B. Spies, D. A. Wolfe, and B. A. Wright, editors. Proceedings of the Exxon Valdez oil spill symposium. American Fisheries Society Symposium 18.

Kuletz, K.J. 1996. Marbled murrelet abundance and breeding activity at Naked Island, Prince William Sound, and Kachemak Bay, Alaska, before and after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Pp 770-784. In: J. Rice, R.B. Spies, D.A. Wolfe, B.A.Wright (eds.) Proc. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Symp. Am. Fish. Soc. No. 18.

Kuletz, K. J. and D. K. Marks. 1996. Post-fledging behavior of a radio-tagged juvenile marbled murrelet. Journal of Field Ornithology 68:421-425.

Carter, H.R. and K.J. Kuletz. 1995. Mortality of marbled murrelets due to oil pollution in North America. Pages 261-269. In: C.J. Ralph, G.L. Hunt, Jr., M.G. Raphael, and J.F. Piatt (eds). Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-152.

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Kuletz, K.J., D.K. Marks, N.L. Naslund and M.B. Cody. 1995. Marbled murrelet activity relative to forest characteristics in the Naked Island area, Prince William Sound, Alaska. Pages 4-11. Northwestern Naturalist 76:4-11.

Kuletz, K.J., D.K. Marks, N.L. Naslund, N.J. Goodson and M.B. Cody. 1995. Inland habitat suitability for the marbled murrelet in Southcentral Alaska. Pages 141-149. In: C.J. Ralph, G.L. Hunt, Jr., M.G. Raphael, and J.F. Piatt (eds). Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-152.

Marks, D.K., K.J. Kuletz and N.L. Naslund. 1995. Use of boat-based surveys to determine coastal inland habitat associations of marbled murrelets in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Northwestern Naturalist 76:63-72.

Naslund, N.L., K.J. Kuletz, M.B Cody, and D.K. Marks. 1995. Tree and habitat characteristics and reproductive success at marbled murrelet tree nests in Alaska. Northwestern Naturalist 76:12 - 25.

Marks, D.K. and N.L. Naslund. 1994. Sharp-shinned hawk preys on a marbled murrelet nesting in old-growth forest. Wilson Bulletin 106:565-567.

Irons, D.B., R.G. Anthony, and J.A. Estes. 1986. Foraging strategies of glaucous-winged gulls in a rocky intertidal community. Ecology 67:1460-1474.

Kuletz, K.J. 1983. Mechanisms and consequences of foraging behavior in a population of breeding pigeon guillemots. Unpubl. M.Sc. thesis. University California, Irvine. 79 pp.

 

Last Updated: January 5, 2010