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Lu, Y., Roby, D.D., Fan, Z., Chan, S., Lyons, D.E., Hong, C.H., Wang, S., Yang, J., Zhou, X., Chen, D. and Yuan, H.W., 2020. Creating a conservation network: Restoration of the critically endangered Chinese crested tern using social attraction. In Biological Conservation, 248, p.108694. [pdf]

Bedolla-Guzmán, Y., Méndez-Sánchez, F., Aguirre-Muñoz, A., Félix-Lizárraga, M., Fabila-Blanco, A., Bravo-Hernández, E., Hernández-Ríos, A., Corrales-Sauceda, M., Aguilar-Vargas, A., Aztorga-Ornelas, A. and Solís-Carlos, F., 2019. Recovery and current status of seabirds on the Baja California Pacific Islands, Mexico, following restoration actions. In Island Invasives: scaling up to meet the challenge. Occasional Paper SSC, (62), pp.531-538. [pdf]

McIver, WE, Carter, HR, Harvery, AL, Mazurkiewica, DM, Mason, JW. 2016. Use of Social Attraction to Restore Ashy Storm-Petrels Oceanodroma Homochroa at Orizaba Rock, Santa Cruz Island, California. In Marine Ornithlogy 44: 99–112. [pdf]

Suzuki, Y., D.D. Roby, D.E. Lyons, K.N. Courtot,, and K. Collis. 2015. Developing Nondestructive Techniques for Managing Conflicts Between Fisheries and Double-crested Cormorant Colonies. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:764-771. [pdf]

Kress, SW, Jackson DZ, 2015. Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock. Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 357pp.

Kappes, P.J. and H.P. Jones. 2014. Integrating seabird restoration and mammal eradication programs on islands to maximize conservation gains. Biodivers Conserv 23:503-509. [pdf]

Sawyer, S.L. and S.R. Fogle. 2013. Establishment of a new breeding colony of Australasian gannets (Morus serrator) at Young Nick’s Head Peninsula. Notornis (60)180-182.  [pdf]

Jones, H.P. and Kress, S.W. 2012. A Review of the World’s Active Seabird Restoration Projects. Journal of Wildlife Management, 76(1):2-9. [pdf]

Arnold, J.M., I.C.T. Nisbet, R. Veit. 2011. Assessing Aural and Visual Cueing as Tools for Seabird Management. Journal of Wildlife Management.75(3):495-500  [pdf]

Sawyer, S.L. and S.R. Fogle. 2010. Acoustic attraction of grey-faced petrels (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi) and fluttering shearwaters (Puffinus gavia) to Young Nick’s Head, New Zealand. Notornis 57:166-168.  [pdf]

Parker, M.W., S.W. Kress, R.T. Golightly, H. R. Carter, E.B. Parsons, S. E. Schubel, J. A. Boyce, G. J. McChesney and S. M. Wisely. 2007. Assessment of Social Attraction Techniques Used to Restore a Common Murre Colony in Central California. Waterbirds 30(1): 17-28. [pdf]

Kress, S.W. and C.S. Hall. 2004. Tern Management Handbook - Coastal Northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, MA. [pdf]

Roby, D.D., Collis, K., Lyons, D.E., Craig, D.P., Adkins, J.Y., Myers, A.M. and Suryan, R.M., 2002. Effects of colony relocation on diet and productivity of Caspian terns. The Journal of Wildlife Management, pp.662-673. [pdf]

Collis, K., Roby, D.D., Thompson, C.W., Lyons, D.E. and Tirhi, M., 2002. Barges as temporary breeding sites for Caspian terns: Assessing potential sites for colony restoration. In Wildlife Society Bulletin, pp.1140-1149. [pdf]

Kress, S.W. 1998. Applying Research for Effective Management: Case Studies in Seabird Restoration. Pages 141-154. in Avian Conservation J.M. Marzluff and R. Sallabanks (eds.) Island Press. Washington.

Kress, S.W. 1997. Using animal behavior for Conservation: case studies in seabird restoration from the Maine Coast, USA. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, 29(1):1-26 [pdf]

Podolsky, R. and S.W. Kress.1992. Attraction of the endangered Dark-rumped Petrel to recorded vocalizations in the Galapagos Islands. The Condor 94(2):448-453. [pdf]

Podolsky, RH, Effectiveness of social stimuli in attracting Laysan albatross to new potential nesting sites. The Auk 1990; 107(1): 119–125. [pdf]

Podolsky, R.H. and S.W. Kress. 1989. Factors affecting colony formation in Leach's Storm-Petrel. The Auk 106(2): 332-336. [pdf]

Kress, S.W. and D.N. Nettleship. 1988. Re-establishment of Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) at a former breeding site in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Field Ornithology 59(2): 161-170. [pdf]

Buger, J. 1988. Social Attraction in Nesting Least Terns: Effects of Numbers, Spacing, and Pair Ponds. The Condor. 90(3):575-582. [pdf] [link

Kress, S.W. 1983. The use of decoys, sound recordings, and gull control, for re-establishing a tern colony in Maine. Colonial Waterbirds 6: 185-196. [pdf]

Land birds

Ahlering, M.A., D. Arlt, M.G. Betts, R.J. Fletcher, J.J. Nocera and M.P Ward. 2010. Research needs and recommendations for the use of conspecific attraction methods in the conservation of migratory songbirds. Condor 112:252-264. [pdf]

Schlossberg, S.R. and M.P. Ward. 2004. Using Conspecific Attraction to Conserve Endangered Birds. In Endangered Species Update. 21(4):132-138. [pdf]

Ward, Michael P. and Schlossberg. 2004. Conspecific Attraction and the Conservation of Territorial Songbirds. Conservation Biology. 18(2):519-525 [pdf]

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