Cerasale, D.C., R. Dor, D.W. Winkler and I.J. Lovette. Phylogeny of the Tachycineta genus of New World swallows: Insights from complete mitochondrial genomes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63:64-71.

Dor, Roi, M.D. Carling, I.J. Lovette, F.H. Sheldon and D.W. Winkler. Species trees for the tree swallows (Genus Tachycineta): An alternative phylogenetic hypothesis to the mitochondrial gene tree. Molecular Phylogentics and Evolution 65(1): 317-322.

Stager, Maria, E. LoPresti, F.A. Pratolongo, D.R. Ardia, D. Caceres, C.B. Cooper, E.E. IƱigo-Elias, J. Molina, N. Taylor and D.W. Winkler. Reproductive biology of a narrowly endemic Tachycineta Swallow in dry, seasonal, forest in coastal Peru. Ornitologia Neotropical 23: 95-112.



Mandel, J.T., G. Bohrer, D. W. Winkler, D.R. Barber, C.S. Houston, K.L. Bildstein, et al. Migration path annotation: Cross-continental study of migration-flight response to environmental conditions. Ecological Applications 21(6): 2258-2268.

Patterson, S.H., D.W. Winkler, C.W. Breuner. Glucocorticoids, individual quality and reproductive investment in a passerine bird. Animal Behaviour 81(6): 1239-1247.

Palacios, Maria G., D.W. Winkler, K.C. Klasing, D. Hasselquist and C.M. Vleck. Consequences of immune system aging in nature: A study of immunosenescence costs in free-living Tree Swallows. Ecology 92(4): 952-966.

Ferretti, Valentina, Viviana Massoni, Florencia Bulit, David W. Winkler and Irby J. Lovette. Heterozygosity and fitness benefits of extrapair mate choice in White-rumped Swallows (Tachycineta leucorrhoa). Behavioral Ecology 22 (6): 1178-1186.

Dor, Roi, Caren B. Cooper, Irby J. Lovette, Viviana Massoni, Flor Bulit, Marcela Liljesthrom & David W. Winkler. Clock gene variation in Tachycineta Swallows. Ecology and Evolution. 10.1002/ece3.7

Billerman, Shawn, Gernot H. Huber, David W. Winkler, Rebecca J. Safran and Irby J. Lovette. Population genetics of a recent transcontinental colonization of South America by breeding Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica). Auk 128 (3): 506-513. pdf

Winkler, David W., Kelly K. Hallinger, Daniel R. Ardia, R. J. Robertson, B. J. Stutchbury and R. R. Cohen. Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online.

Dunn, Peter O., David W. Winkler, Linda A. Whittingham, Susan J. Hannon and Raleigh Robertson. A test of the mismatch hypothesis: How is timing of reproduction related to food abundance in an aerial insectivore? Ecology 92(2): 450-461. pdf
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Dunn, Peter and David W. Winkler. Effects of climate change on timing of breeding and reproductive success in birds. In: Effects of Climate Change on Birds, A. Moller, W. Fiedler and P. Berthold (editors), Oxford University Press, pp 113-128.


Fink, Daniel, Wesley M. Hochachka, Benjamin Zuckerberg, David W. Winkler, Ben Shaby, M. Arthur Munson, Giles Hooker, Mirek Riedewald, Daniel Sheldon and Steve Kelling. Spatiotemporal exploratory models for broad-scale survey data. Ecological Applications 20(8): 2131-2147. pdf

Robinson, W. D., M. S. Bowlin, I. Bisson, J. Shamoun-Baranes, K. Thorup, R. Diehl, T. Kunz, S. Mabey and D. W. Winkler. Integrating concepts and technologies to advance the study of bird migration. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8: 354-361. pdf

Lambrects, M. M., F. Adriaensen, D. R. Ardia, A. V. Artemyev, F. Atienzar, J. Banbura, E. Barba, J. C. Bouvier, J. Comprodon, C. B. Cooper, R. D. Dawson, M. Eens, T. Eeva, B. Faivre, L. Z. Garamszegi, A. E. Goodenough, A. G. Gosler, A. Gregoire, S. C. Griffith, L. Gustaffson, L. S. Johnson, W. Kainia, O. Keiss, P. E. Llambias, M. C. Mainwaring, R. Mand, B. Massa, T. D. Mazgajski, A. P. Moller, J. Moreno, B. Naef-Daenzer, J. A. Nisson, A. C. Norte, M. Orell, K. A. Otter, C. R. Park, C. M. Perrins, J. Pinowski, J. Porkert, J. Potti, V. Remes, H. Richner, S. Rytkonen, M. T. Shiao, B. Silverin, T. Slagsvold, H. G. Smith, A. Sorace, M. J. Stenning, I. Stewart, C. F. Thompson, P. Tryjanowski, J. Torok, A. J. van Noordwijk, D. W. Winkler and N. Ziane. The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: A review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases. Acta Ornithologica 45:1-26.

Dor, R., R. J. Safran, F. H. Sheldon, D. W. Winkler and I. J. Lovette. Phylogeny of the genus hirundo and the Barn Swallow subspecies complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 409-418.



Makarewich, C. A., L. M. Stenzler; V. Ferretti, D. W. Winkler and I. J. Lovette. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers from three species of Swallows in the genus Tachycineta: T. albilinea, T. bicolor and T. leucorrhoa. Molecular Ecology Resources 9 (2): 631-635.

Stenzler, L. M., C. A. Makarewich, A. Coulon, D. R. Ardia, I. J. Lovette, D. W. Winkler. Subtle edge-of-range genetic structuring in transcontinentally distributed North American Tree Swallows. Condor 111(3): 470-478. pdf

Ferretti, V. and D. W. Winkler. Polygyny in the Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor: A result of the cost of searching for an unmated male. Journal of Avian Biology 40(3): 290-295.



Mandel, J. T., J. M. Ratcliffe, D. J. Cerasale and D. W. Winkler. Laterality and flight: Concurrent tests of side-bias and optimality in flying Tree Swallows. Plos One 3 (3) Art No. el748.

Hoogesteijn, A. L., G. V. Kollias, F. W. Quimby, A. P. De Caprio, D. W. Winkler and T. J. DeVoogd. Development of a brain nucleus involved in song production in Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata) is disrupted by aroclor 1248. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27: 2071-2075.

Moyle, R. G., B. Slikas, L. A. Whittingham, D. W. Winkler and F. H. Sheldon. DNA sequence assessment of phylogenetic relationships among New World Martins (Hirundinidae: Progne). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120 (4): 683-691.

Llambias, P. E., P. Wrege and D. W. Winkler. Effects of site fidelity and breeding performance on mate retention in a short-lived passerine, the Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 493-499.

Lyon, B. E., A. S. Chaine and D. W. Winkler. Ecology -- A matter of timing. Science 321: 1051-1052.pdf

Mandel, J. T., K. L. Bildstein, G. Bohrer and D. W. Winkler. The movement ecology of migration in Turkey Vultures. Proceedings, National Academy of Sciences, USA 105(49): 19102-19107.



Hosner, P. A. and D. W. Winkler. Dispersal distances of Tree Swallows estimated from continent-wide and limited-area data. Journal of Field Ornithology 78(3):1-8.

Dor, R., H. Kedar, D. W. Winkler and A. Lotem. Begging in the absence of parents: A "quick on the trigger" strategy to minimize costly misses. Behavioral Ecology 18 (1): 97-102.

Haussmann, M. F., D. W. Winkler, C. E. Huntington, I. C. T. Nisbet and C. M. Vleck. Telomerase activity is maintained throughout the lifespan of long-lived birds. Experimental Gerontology 42(7): 610-618.

Palacios, M., J. Cunnick, D. W. Winkler and C. Vleck. Immunosenescence in some but not all immune components in a free-living vertebrate, the Tree Swallow. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B274 (1612): 951-957.

Safran, R. J., V. A. J. Doerr, P. W. Sherman, E. D. Doerr, S. M. Flaxman and D. W. Winkler. Group breeding in vertebrates: linking individual and population-level approaches. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9:1163-1185.

Winkler, D. W. Roosts and migrations of Swallows (Hirundinidae). El Hornero 21(2): 85-97.



Ardia, D. R., M. F. Wasson and D. W. Winkler. Individual quality and food availability determine yolk and egg mass and egg composition in Tree Swallows Tachycineta bicolor. Journal of Avian Biology 37:252-259.

Massoni, V., D. W. Winkler and J. C. Reboreda. Brood parasitism of White-rumped Swallows by Shiny Cowbirds. Journal of Field Ornithology 77:80-84.

Wrege, P. H., W. D. Shuford, D. W. Winkler and R. Jellison. Annual variation in numbers of breeding California Gulls at Mono Lake, California: The importance of natal philopatry and local and regional conditions. Condor 108:82-96. pdf

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Haussmann, M. F., D. W. Winkler, C. E. Huntington, D. Vleck, C. E. Sanneman, D. Hanley and C. M. Vleck. Cell-mediated jmmunosenescence in birds. Oecologia 145:270-275. pdf

Haussman, M. F., D. W. Winkler and C. M. Vleck. Longer telomeres associated with higher survival in birds. Biology Letters 1:212-214.

Lotem, A. and D. W. Winkler. Defining the concept of public information. Science 308:354.

Sheldon, F. H., L. A. Whittingham, R. G. Moyle, B. Slikas and D. W. Winkler. Phylogeny of Swallows (Aves: Hirundinidae) estimated from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35: 254-270.

Winkler, D. W.. How do migration and dispersal interact? In: Birds of Two Worlds: The Ecology and Evolution of Migration, R. Greenberg and P. Marra (editors), Johns Hopkins University Press, pp 401-413.

Winkler, D. W., P. H. Wrege, P. E. Allen, T. L. Kast, P. Senesac, M. F. Wasson and P. J. Sullivan. The natal dispersal of Tree Swallows in a continuous mainland environment. Journal of Animal Ecology 74: 1080-1090.

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Bowlin, M. S. and D. W. Winkler. Natural variation in flight performance is related to timing of breeding in the Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) in New York. The Auk 121:345-353. pdf

Haussmann, M. F., D. W. Winkler, C. E. Huntington, I. C. T. Nisbet and C. M. Vleck. Telomerase expression is differentially regulated in birds of differing life span. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1010:186-190.

Winkler, D. W., P. H. Wrege, P. E. Allen, T. L. Kast, P. Senesac, M. F. Wasson, P. E. Llambias, V. Ferretti and P. J. Sullivan. Breeding dispersal and philopatry in the Tree Swallow. Condor 106:768-776. pdf

Lotem, A. and D. W. Winkler. Can reinforcement learning explain variation in early infant crying? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27:468. pdf

Burch, E., J. Burch, J. Moore and D. W. Winkler. Lessons: From solar electric systems in Belize. Home Power 102:62-67.

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Ardia, D. R., K. A. Schat and D. W. Winkler. Reproductive effort reduces long-term immune function in Tree Swallows. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270:1387-1392.

Haussmann, M. F., D. W. Winkler, K. M. O'Reilly, C. E. Huntington, I. C. T. Nisbet and C. M. Vleck. Telomeres shorten more slowly in long-lived birds and mammals than in short-lived ones. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270:1387-1392.



Whittingham, L. A., B. Slikas, D. W. Winkler and F. H. Sheldon. Phylogeny of the Tree Swallow genus, Tachycineta (Aves: Hirundinidae) by bayesian analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 22:430-441.

Winkler, D. W., P. O. Dunn and C. E. McCulloch. Predicting the effects of climate change on avian life-history traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 99:13595-13599.



Hasselquist, D., M. F. Wasson and D. W. Winkler. Humoral immunocompetence correlates with date of egg-laying and reflects work load in female Tree Swallows. Behavioral Ecology 12:93-97.

Winkler, D. W. Nests, Eggs and Young: Breeding biology of birds. Home study course in bird biology edited by S. Podulka, R. Rohrbaugh and R. Bonney, Part 2, Chapter 8, pp 1-152. The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.



Dunn, P. O., K. J.Thusius, K. Kimber and D. W. Winkler. Geographic and ecological variation in clutch size of Tree Swallows. The Auk 117:215-221. pdf

Kedar, H., M. Rodriguez-Girones, S. Yedvab, D. W. Winkler and A. Lotem. Experimental evidence of offspring learning in parent-offspring communication. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 227:1723-1727.

Walters, J. R., S. R. Beissinger, J. W. Fitzpatrick, R. Greenberg, J. D. Nichols, H. R. Pulliama nd D. W. Winkler. The AOU conservation committee review of the biology, status and management of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrows: Final Report. The Auk. 117:1093-1115.

Winkler, D. W. The phylogenetic approach to avian life histories: An important complement to within population studies. Condor 102:52-59. pdf



Dunn, P. O.and D. W. Winkler. Climate change has affected breeding dates of Tree Swallows throughout North America. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 266:2487-2490.

McCarty, J. P. and D. W. Winkler. Foraging ecology and diet selectivity of Tree Swallows feeding nestlings. Condor 101:246-254. pdf

McCarty, J. P. and D. W. Winkler. Relative importance of environmental variables in determining the growth of nestling Tree Swallows Tachycineta bicolor. Ibis 141:286-296.

Sheldon, F. H. , L. A. Whittingham and D. W. Winkler. A comparison of cytochrome b and DNA hybridization data bearing on the phylogeny of Swallows (Aves: Hirundinidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 11:320-331.

Sheldon, F. H. and D. W. Winkler. Overviews: Nest architecture and avian systematics. The Auk 116:875-877. pdf



Pahl, R., D. W. Winkler, J. Graveland and B. W. Batterman. Songbirds do not create long-term stores of calcium in their legs prior to laying: Results from high-resolution radiography. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 264:239-244.



Winkler, D. W. California Gull (Larus Californicus). Account for The Birds of North America, No.259. F. Gill and A. Poole, editors. Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia/National Audubon Society.

Winkler, D. W. and F. R. Adler. Dynamic state variable models for parental care: A submodel for the growth of the chicks of passerine birds. Journal of Avian Biology 27:343-353.

Winkler, D. W. and P. E. Allen. The seasonal decline in Tree Swallow clutch size: Physiological constraints or strategic adjustment? Ecology 77:922-932. pdf

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Winkler, D. W. and P. E. Allen. Effects of handicapping on female condition and reproduction in Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). The Auk 112:737-747. pdf


Winkler, D. W. Anti-predator defense by neighbours as a responsive amplifier of parental defense in Tree Swallows. Animal Behaviour 47:595-605.

Winkler, D. W. and F. H. Sheldon. Phylogenetic hierarchy in character variability and its causes: Lessons from character-state distributions in Swallows, Hirundinidae. Journal fur Ornithologie 135:342.



Sheldon, F. H. and D. W. Winkler. Intergeneric phylogenetic relationships of Swallows Estimated by DNA-DNA Hybridization. The Auk 110(4):798-824. pdf

Winkler, D. W. Testosterone in egg yolks: An ornithologist's perspective. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 90:11439-11441.

Winkler, D. W. Use and importance of feathers as nest lining in Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). The Auk 110:29-36. pdf

Winkler, D. W. and F. H. Sheldon. Evolution of nest construction in Swallows (Hirundinidae): A molecular phylogenetic perspective. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 90: 5705-5707.



Goutis, C. and D. W. Winkler. Hungry chicks and mortal parents: A state-variable approach to the breeding seasons of birds. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 54: 379-400.

Winkler, D. W. Causes and consequences of variation in parental defense behavior by Tree Swallows. Condor 94:502-520. pdf


McCarty, J. P. and D. W. Winkler. Use of an artificial nestling for determining the diet of nestling Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Journal of Field Ornithology 62:211-217.

Winkler, D. W. Parental investment decision rules in Tree Swallows: Parental defense, abandonment and the so-called concord fallacy. Behavioral Ecology 2: 133-142.

Wootton, J. T., B. E. Young and D. W. Winkler. Ecological vs. Evolutionary Hypotheses: Demographic stasis and the murray-nolan clutch size equation. Evolution 45:1947-1950.

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Winkler, David W. and John P. McCarty. Method for transplanting nests of Barn Swallows. Journal of Field Ornithology 61(4):426-430.

Hughes, M. R. and D. W. Winkler. Osmoregulation in nestling California Gulls at Mono Lake, California. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 95A(4):567-571.