Swainson's Warbler

Limnothlypis swainsonii


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Nicholas M. Anich, a native of Wisconsin, received his B.A. from St. Olaf College and his M.S. from Arkansas State University. His M.S. research involved home-range size and habitat use of the Swainson's Warbler. His work focuses on space use, habitat use, and population dynamics of birds. He has often worked with birds of conservation concern, including Whooping Crane, Spotted Owl, Spruce Grouse, and most recently, Kirtland's Warbler in Wisconsin. He currently works for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources coordinating Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II. E-mail: nicholas.m.anich@gmail.com.

Thomas J. Benson, a native of Iowa, received his B.S. from the University of Iowa, his M.S. from Iowa State University, and his Ph.D. from Arkansas State University. His M.S. work examined management effects on riparian grassland bird communities, and he studied Swainson's Warbler habitat use and demography for his Ph.D. He is broadly interested in avian ecology and conservation and is currently a Senior Wildlife Ecologist for the Illinois Natural History Survey and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. E-mail: tjbenson@illinois.edu.

Jeremy D. Brown, a native of Arkansas, received his B.S and M.S. from Arkansas State University. His M.S. work involved arthropod communities and habitat characteristics of Swainson's Warbler habitat in the White River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas. His interests include management of bottomland hardwood forests, effects of flooding, landscape-level conservation practices, and avian ecology. He currently works for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as the area manager of the St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area. E-mail: jdbrown@agfc.state.ar.us.

Carolina Roa, a native of Colombia, received her B.S. from Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, and is currently working at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in Bogotá, Colombia, supporting environmental tasks for the implementation of the Final Agreement for the Termination of the Conflict and the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace. Her M.S. work involved habitat characterization of Swainson's Warbler habitat at White River National Wildlife Refuge and St. Francis National Forest in Arkansas. E-mail: mariacroav@gmail.com.

James C. Bednarz received his B.S. from New Mexico State University, his M.S. from Iowa State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. He has been active in wildlife science for over 30 years, and his primary interests are raptors and birds of conservation concern. He has previously worked at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and Boise State University, and previously served as editor of the Journal of Raptor Research. He coauthored Birds of North America species accounts for Harris's Hawk and Chihuahuan Raven. He was a professor at Arkansas State University for many years and is currently a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at University of North Texas. E-mail: jim.c.bednarz@gmail.com.

Raymond E. Brown is a Supervisory Wildlife Biologist and acting Deputy Refuge Manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, headquarters of the Northern Maine National Wildlife Refuge Complex. His work primarily involves habitat management, research, inventory, and monitoring of migratory birds and declining species. He formerly worked as a Wildlife Biologist for Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware, the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Texas, and the U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Research Station in Texas. He received his B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine and his M.S. in Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University. E-mail: ray_brown@fws.gov.

James G. Dickson received his B.S. from the University of the South, M.Sc. from the University of Georgia, and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam era. He was a research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Forest Experiment Station's Wildlife Habitat Laboratory in Nacogdoches, Texas. His research focused on habitat relationships and the effects of habitat alterations on vertebrate communities, particularly birds. He authored more than 70 publications, and his research helped develop information on how to manage southern forests for wildlife. He compiled and edited the award winning The Wild Turkey: Biology and Management and served on the board of directors and as secretary of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Recommended Citation

Anich, N. M., T. J. Benson, J. D. Brown, C. Roa, J. C. Bednarz, R. E. Brown, and J. G. Dickson (2019). Swainson's Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii), version 3.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.swawar.03