For the past 25 years the Creamer’s Field Migration Station has been studying high-latitude migration ecology. Here is list of peer-reviewed journal publications that have used our data to advance bird conservation. 


Benson and Winker. 2015. High-latitude passerine migrants overlap energetically demanding events in Autumn. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 127:601-614.

Ringgenberg, B. and K. Winker. 2015. Indications that the Common Redpoll is double brooded in Alaska. Western Birds. 46: 291-298.

Dodge, M., S.L.Guers, C.H Sekercioglu, and R.N.M. Sehgal. 2013. North American transmission of Hemosporidian parasites in the Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), a migratory songbird. Journal of Parasitology.  99:548-553.

Benson, A.M, W.N. Johnson, R.P. Barry, and S.L. Guers. 2012. Evaluation of autumn mist-netting data for monitoring passerine populations in Interior Alaska. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:328-335.

Loiseau, C., R.J. Harrigan, A.J. Cornel, S.L.Guers, M. Dodge, T. Marzec, J.S. Carlson, and R.N.M. Sehgal. 2012. First evidence and predictions of Plasmodium transmission in Alaskan bird populations. Plos One 7:1-5.

Spotswood, E.N., K.R. Goodman, J. Carlisle, R.L. Cormier, D.L. Humple, J. Rousseau, S.L. Guers, ad G.G. Barton. 2012. How safe is mist netting? Evaluating the risk of injury and mortality to birds. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3:29-38.

Benson, A.M., B.A. Andres, W.N. Johnson, S. Savage, and S. M. Sharbaugh. 2006. Differential timing of Wilson’s Warbler migration in Alaska. Wilson Ornithological Society 118:547-551.

Benson, A.M., and K. Winker. 2005. Fat-deposition strategies among high-latitude passerine migrants. Auk 122:544-557.

Benson, A.M. and K. Winker. 2001. Timing of breeding range occupancy among high-latitude passerine migrants. Auk. 118:513-519.

Benson, A.M., T.H. Pogson., and T.J. Doyle. 2000. Updated geographic distribution of eight passerine species in central Alaska. Western Birds 31:100-105.