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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. Marine Ornithlogy 44: 99–112. [pdf]

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

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]

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, 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.  [link]

Schlossberg, S.R. and M.P. Ward. 2004. Using Conspecific Attraction to Conserve Endangered Birds. 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 [link]

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