Alan E. Burger – other seabird publications

Seabird publications by Alan E. Burger

Rhinoceros Auklet © Alan Burger

(For publications on Marbled Murrelets click here)

In reverse chronological order

Chatwin, T.A., R. Joy and A. E. Burger. 2013. Set-back distances to protect nesting and roosting seabirds off Vancouver Island from boat disturbance. Waterbirds 36:43-52.  [PDF version]

Carter, H.R., A.E. Burger, P.V. Clarkson, Y. Zharikov, M.S. Rodway, S.G. Sealy, D.F. Hatler, and R.W. Campbell. 2012. Historical colony status and recent extirpations of burrow-nesting seabirds at Seabird Rocks, British Columbia. Wildlife Afield 9:13-48.

Ronconi, R.A. and A.E. Burger. 2011. Foraging space as a limited resource: inter-  and intra-specific competition among sympatric pursuit-diving seabirds. Canadian Journal of Zoology 89:356-368. [PDF version]

Hamel, N.J., A.E. Burger, K. Charleton, P. Davidson, S. Lee, D.F. Bertram, and J.K. Parrish, J.K. 2009. Bycatch and beached birds: assessing mortality impacts in coastal net fisheries using marine bird strandings. Marine Ornithology 37:41-60. [PDF version]

O’Hara, P. D., P. Davidson, and A. E. Burger. 2009. Aerial surveillance and oil spill impacts based on beached bird survey data collected in southern British Columbia. Marine Ornithology 37:61-65. [PDF version]

Ronconi, R. A. and A. E. Burger. 2009. Estimating seabird densities from vessel transects: distance sampling and implications for strip transects. Aquatic Biology 4:297-309. [PDF version]

Haynes, T. B., R. A. Ronconi and A. E. Burger. 2007. Habitat use and behavior of the Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus) in the shallow subtidal region of southwestern Vancouver Island. Northwestern Naturalist 88:155–167.  [PDF version]

Ronconi, R.A., C.C. St. Clair, P. D. O’Hara, and A.E. Burger. 2004. Waterbird deterrence at oil spills and other hazardous sites: potential applications of a radar-activated on-demand deterrence system. Marine Ornithology 32: 25-33. [pdf version]

Burger, A. E., C. L. Hitchcock, and G.K. Davoren. 2004. Spatial aggregations of seabirds and their prey on the continental shelf off SW Vancouver Island. Marine Ecology Progress Series 283:279-292.  [PDF version]

Burger, A. E. 2003. Effects of the Juan de Fuca Eddy and upwelling on seabirds off southwest Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Marine Ornithology 31:113-122.  [PDF version]

Holm, K. J., and A. E. Burger. 2002. Foraging behavior and resource partitioning by diving birds during winter in areas of strong tidal currents. Waterbirds 25:312-325. [PDF version]

Burger, A. E. 2001. Diving depths of shearwaters. Auk 118:755-759. [PDF copy]

Burger, A. E. and M. Betts. 2001. Monitoring populations of Red-footed Boobies Sula sula and frigatebirds Fregata spp. breeding on Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean. Bulletin of British Ornithologists Club 121:236-246. [PDF copy]

Burger, A. E. and A. D. Lawrence. 2001. Census of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters Puffinus pacificus and Audubon’s Shearwaters P. lherminieri on Cousin Island, Seychelles using call playback. Marine Ornithology 29:57-64.   [PDF copy]

Burger, A. E. and A. D. Lawrence. 2001. A census of seabirds on Frégate Island, Seychelles. Atoll Research Bulletin No. 483: 1-10. [PDF copy]

Cooper, J., M. de L. Brooke, A. E. Burger, R. J. M. Crawford, S. Hunter, and A. J. Williams. 2001. Aspects of the breeding biology of the Northern Giant Petrel (Macronectes halli) and the Southern Giant Petrel (M. giganteus) at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. International Journal of Ornithology 4:53-68.

Burger, A. E. and A. D. Lawrence. 2000. Seabird monitoring handbook for Seychelles: suggested methods for censusing seabirds and monitoring their breeding performance. BirdLife Seychelles, Mont Fleuri, Seychelles. ISBN 99931-53-02-8.

Burger, A. E. and A. D. Lawrence. 2000. Seabird monitoring techniques. Pp. 148-173 in: E. A. Schreiber and D. S. Lee (eds.)  Status and Conservation of West Indian Seabirds. Society of Caribbean Ornithology, Special Publication. No 1.

Bertram, D. F., L. Cowen and A. E. Burger. 1999. Use of radar for monitoring colonial burrow-nesting seabirds. J. Field Ornithology 70:145-157. [PDF copy]

Davoren, G. K. and A. E. Burger.  1999.  Differences in prey selection and behaviour during self-feeding and chick provisioning in Rhinoceros Auklets. Animal Behaviour 58:853-863. [PDF copy]

Watanuki, Y. and A. E. Burger. 1999. Body mass and dive duration in alcids and penguins. Canadian Journal of Zoology 77:1838-1842.  [PDF copy]

Burger, A. E., J. E. Etzkorn, B. Gisborne and R. Palm. 1998. Influx of Brown Pelicans off southwest Vancouver Island during the 1997 El Niño. Pacific Seabirds 25:61-64.  [PDF copy]

Blight, L.K. and A .E. Burger. 1997. Occurrence of plastic particles in seabirds from the eastern North Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin 43:323-325.  [PDF copy]

Burger, A. E. 1997. Arrival and departure behavior of Common Murres at colonies: evidence for an information halo? Colonial Waterbirds 20:55-65.  [PDF copy]

Wanless, S., M. P. Harris , A. E. Burger and S.T. Buckland. 1997. Use of time-at-depth recorders for estimating depth and diving performance of European Shags.  J. Field Ornithology 68:547-561.  [PDF copy]

Clowater, J.S. and A.E. Burger. 1994. The diving behaviour of Pigeon Guillemots (Cepphus columba) off southern British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 72:863-872.  [PDF copy]

Stephen, C. and  A.E. Burger. 1994.  A comparison of two methods for surveying mortality of beached birds in British Columbia. Canadian Veterinary Journal 35:631-635.   [PDF copy]

Burger, A.E. 1993. Estimating the mortality of seabirds following oil spills: effects of spill volume. Marine Pollution Bulletin 26: 140-143.   [PDF copy]

Burger, A.E. 1993. Mortality of seabirds assessed from beached bird surveys in British Columbia. Canadian Field-Naturalist 107:164-176.   [PDF copy]

Burger, A.E., R.P. Wilson, D. Garnier and M.-P. T. Wilson. 1993.  Diving depths, diet, and underwater foraging of Rhinoceros Auklets in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 71: 2528-2540.   [PDF copy]

Burger, A.E. and D.M. Fry. 1993. Effects of oil pollution on seabirds in the northeast Pacific. Pp. 254-263 in The status, ecology, and conservation of marine birds of the North Pacific (K. Vermeer, K.T. Briggs, K.H. Morgan and D. Siegel-Causey, eds.).  Canadian Wildlife Service Special Publication, Ottawa.   [PDF copy]

Hlady, D. A. and A. E. Burger. 1993.  Drift-block experiments to analyse the mortality of oiled seabirds off Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 26:495-501.    [PDF copy]

Burger, A.E.  1992. The effects of oil pollution on seabirds off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Pp. 120-128 in The ecology, status and conservation of marine and shoreline birds on the west coast of Vancouver Island (K. Vermeer, R.W. Butler and K. Morgan, eds.). Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper No. 75, Ottawa.   [PDF of the compendium]

Croll, D. A., A.J. Gaston, A.E. Burger and D. Konnoff. 1992. Diving behavior and physiological adaptation for diving in Thick-billed Murres. Ecology 73:344-356.  [PDF copy]

Wilson, R.P., K. Hustler, P.G. Ryan, A.E. Burger and E.C. Noldeke. 1992. Diving birds in cold water: do Archimedes and Boyle determine energetic costs? American Naturalist 140:179-200.   [PDF copy]

Burger, A.E. 1991.  Maximum diving depths and underwater foraging in alcids and penguins.  In Studies of high-latitude seabirds. 1. Behavioural, energetic and oceanographic aspects of seabird feeding ecology. (W. A. Montevecchi and A.J.  Gaston, eds.).  Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper 68:9-15.    [PDF of the compendium]

Wanless, S., A. E. Burger and M. P. Harris. 1991. Diving depths of Shags Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding on the Isle of May. Ibis 133:37-42.   [PDF copy]

Burger, A.E. and J.F. Piatt. 1990. Flexible time budgets in breeding Common Murres: buffers against variable prey availability. Studies Avian Biol. 14:71-83.  [PDF copy]

Burger, A.E. and D.W. Powell. 1990. Diving depths and diet of Cassin’s Auklet at Reef Island, British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Zoology  68:1572-1577.  [PDF copy]

Pre-1990s publications

Black-legged Kittiwake. © Alan Burger

Piatt, J.F., D.A. Methven, A.E. Burger, R.L. McLagan, V. Mercer and E. Creelman. 1989.  Baleen whales and their prey in a coastal environment. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67:1523-1530

Wilson, R.P., Burger, A.E., Wilson, B.L.H. and Wilson M.-P.T.J. 1989. A disposable depth gauge for marine animals. Marine Biology 103:275-283.

Burger, A.E. and R.P. Wilson. 1988. Capillary-tube depth gauges for diving animals: a review of their accuracy and applicability. Journal of Field Ornithology  59: 345-354.

Furness, R.W. and Burger, A.E. 1988. Effects of energy constraints on seabirds breeding at high latitudes.  Proceedings International Ornithological Congress 19: 1205-1217.

Montevecchi, W.A., Cairns, D.K., Burger, A.E., Elliott, R.D. and Wells, J. The status of the Common Black-headed Gull in Newfoundland and Labrador. American Birds 41: 197-203.

Burger, A.E. and Simpson M. 1986. Diving depths in Atlantic Puffins and Common Murres. Auk 103: 828-830.

Burger, A.E. and Cooper, J. 1984.  The effects of fisheries on seabirds in South Africa and Namibia.  Pp.  150-160, in: D.N.  Nettleship, G.A.  Sanger and P.F.  Springer eds.) Marine Birds: their feeding ecology and commercial fisheries relationships.  Special publication, Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa.

Burger, A.E. and Williams, A.J. 1979.  Egg temperatures of the Rockhopper Penguin and some other penguins.  Auk 96:100-105.

Williams, A.J. and Burger, A.E.  1979.  Aspects of the breeding biology of the Imperial Cormorant Phalacrocorax atriceps at Marion Island.  Le Gerfaut 69: 407-423.

Burger, A.E. 1978.  Functional anatomy of the feeding apparatus of four South African cormorants.  Zoologica Africana 13:81-102.

Burger, A.E.  1978.  Interspecific breeding attempts by Macronectes giganteus and M. halli.  Emu 78: 234-235.

Burger, A.E.  1978.  Notes on Antarctic Terns at Marion Island. Cormorant 4: 30-32.

Burger, A.E., Williams, A.J. and Lindeboom, H. 1978. The mineral and energy contributions of guano of selected species of birds to the Marion Island terrestrial ecosystem. South African Journal of Antarctic Research 8: 59-70.

Siegfried, W.R., Williams, A.J., Burger, A.E. and Berruti, A. 1978. Mineral and energy contributions of eggs of selected species of seabirds to the Marion Island terrestrial ecosystem. South African Journal of Antarctic Research 8: 75-87.

Williams, A.J. and Burger, A.E.  1978.  Notes on non-breeding seabirds at the Prince Edward Islands.  Cormorant 5:11-14.

Williams, A.J., Burger, A.E. and Berruti, A. 1978.  Mineral and energy contributions of carcasses of selected species of seabirds to the Marion Island terrestrial ecosystem. South African Journal of Antarctic Research 8: 53-59.

Williams, A.J. and Burger, A.E. 1978. The ecology of the prey of Cape and Bank Cormorants.  Cormorant 4:  28-29.

Williams, A.J., Siegfried, W.R., Burger, A.E. and Berruti, A. 1977. Body composition and energy metabolism of moulting  Eudyptid penguins. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 56: 27-30.

Frost, P.G.H., Siegfried, W.R. and Burger, A.E. 1976. Behavioural adaptations of the Jackass Penguin Spheniscus demersus to a hot, arid environment.  Journal of Zoology, London.  179:165-187.

Harrison, P., Williams, A.J. and Burger, A.E. 1976. Grey Phalaropes at sea. Cormorant 1: 5.