Endangered Species
Mountain-Prairie Region

References Cited June 28, 2010

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Augustine, D.J., S.J. Dinsmore, M.B. Wunder, V.J. Dreitz, and F.L. Knopf.  2008.  Response of Mountain Plovers to plague-driven dynamics of black-tailed prairie dog colonies.  Landscape Ecology 23: 689697.


Beauvais, G. P., and R. Smith. 2003. Model of breeding habitat of the Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) in western Wyoming . Western North American Naturalist 63: 8896.


Bly, B.L., L. Snyder, and T. VerCauteren.  2008. Migration chronology, nesting ecology, and breeding distribution of Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) in Nebraska .  Nebraska Bird Review 76: 120128.


Childers, T.M., and S.J. Dinsmore. 2008. Density and abundance of Mountain Plovers in northeastern Montana .  Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 700–707.


Dinsmore, S.J. 2003.  Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus): a technical conservation assessment.  U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Species Conservation Project.  40 pp.


Dinsmore, S.J.  2008.  Influence of drought on annual survival of the Mountain Plover in Montana .  Condor 110: 45–54.


Dinsmore, S.J., G.C. White, and F.L. Knopf.  2003.  Annual survival and population estimates of Mountain Plovers in southern Phillips County , Montana .  Ecological Applications 13: 1013–1026.


Dinsmore, S.J., G.C. White, and F.L. Knopf.  2005.  Mountain Plover population responses to black-tailed prairie dogs in Montana .  Journal of Wildlife Management 69: 15461553.


Dreitz, V.J.  2009.  Parental behaviour of a precocial species: implications for juvenile survival.  Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 870-878.


Dreitz, V.J. and F.L. Knopf.  2007.  Mountain Plovers and the politics of research on private lands. BioScience 57: 681687.


Dreitz , V.J., M.B. Wunder, and F.L. Knopf.  2005.  Movements and home ranges of Mountain Plovers raising broods in three Colorado landscapes.  Wilson Bulletin 117: 128132.


Gonzalez-Rojas J.I., M.A. Cruz-Nieto, O. Ballesteros-Medrano, and I. Ruvalcaba-Ortego.  2006.  First breeding record of a Mountain Plover in Nuevo León , Mexico . Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118: 8184.


Hunting, K., and L. Edson.  2008.   Mountain Plover.  Pages 180186 in Shuford, W.D., and T. Gardali, editors.  California bird species of special concern: A ranked assessment of species, subspecies, and distinct populations of birds of immediate conservation concern in California .  Studies of Western Birds 1, Western Field Ornithologists, Camarillo, California, and California Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento.


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Knapton, R., G.L. Holroyd and H.E. Trefry.  2006.  Mountain Plover in Canada : surveys and records up to 2005.  Canadian Wildlife Service technical report series No. 448.  Prairie and Northern Region, Edmonton , Alberta .  55 pp.


Knopf, F.L.  2008.   Mountain Plover studies, Pawnee National Grassland, 19852007.  Unpublished report.  73 pp.


Knopf , F.L. and M.B. Wunder. 2004.  Toward a survey design to monitor wintering Mountain Plovers. Unpublished report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 20 pp.


Knopf. F.L., and M.B. Wunder.  2006.  Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus).  In Poole , A., and F. Gill, editors. The Birds of North America, Number 211, revision 1.  The Academy of Natural Sciences , Philadelphia , and The American Ornithologists’ Union , Washington , D.C.  Available at: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/BNA/account/Mountain_Plover.


McConnell, S. T.J. O’Connell, D.M. Leslie, Jr., and J.S.  Shackford.  2009.  Mountain Plovers in Oklahoma : distribution, abundance, and habitat use.  Journal of Field Ornithology 80: 27-34.


Oyler-McCance, S.J., J. St. John, R.F. Kysela, and F.L. Knopf.   2008.  Population structure of Mountain Plover as determined using nuclear microsatellites.  Condor 110: 493499.


Plumb, R.E., S.H. Anderson, and F.L. Knopf.  2005a.  Habitat and nesting biology of Mountain Plovers in Wyoming .  Western North American Naturalist. 65: 223228.


Plumb, R.E., F.L. Knopf, and S.H. Anderson.  2005b.  Minimum population size of Mountain Plovers breeding in Wyoming .  Wilson Bulletin 117: 1522.


Schneider, S.C., M.B. Wunder, and F.L. Knopf.  2006.  Relationship between shrubs and foods in Mountain Plover habitat in Park County , Colorado .  The Southwestern Naturalist 51(2):197–202.


Skrade, P.D.B.  2008.  Incubation behavior and dispersal patterns in the Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus).  M.S. thesis, Iowa State University , Aims, IA.  60 pp.


Smith, H., and D.A. Keinath.  2004.  Species assessment for Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) in Wyoming .  Unpublished report to the Bureau of Land Management, Cheyenne , WY .  53 pp.


Tipton, H.C., P.F. Doherty, Jr., and V.J. Dreitz.  2009.  Abundance and density of Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) and Burrowing Owl (Anthene cunicularia) in Eastern Colorado .  Auk 126: 493-499.


Wunder, M.B.  2007.  Geographic structure and dynamics in Mountain Plover.  Ph.D. dissertation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  134 pp.


Wunder, M.B., and F.L. Knopf.  2003.  The Imperial Valley of California is critical to wintering Mountain Plovers.  Journal of Field Ornithology 74: 74–80.


Wunder, M.B., F.L. Knopf, and C.A. Pague.  2003.  The high-elevation population of Mountain Plovers breeding in Colorado .  Condor 105: 654–662.


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