Flexibility of migrant birds’ moult patterns and other life-cycle stages in response to environmental conditions


Coordinator: Dr hab. Magdalena Remisiewicz,

Participants: BMRS team,


Poland: KSSOP network, Dr hab. Michał S. Wojciechowski, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń.

South Africa: Prof. Les G. Underhill, Dr Dieter Oschadleus (Animal Demography Unit, SAFRING, University of Cape Town); Dr Marc Burman (Animal Demography Unit, Centre for Statistics in Ecology, Environments and Conservation, University of Cape Town); Joel Avni (SAFRING, Bird’s-Eye View Productions); Anthony J. Tree (SAFRING);  Dr Zephné Bernitz, Prof. Herman Bernitz (SAFRING, University of Pretoria)



Remisiewicz M. 1996. Influence of weather conditions on the autumn migration of Dunlin (Calidris alpina) at the Southern Baltic coast. The Ring 18: 73-88.


Ginter M., Rosińska K., Remisiewicz M. 2005. Variation in the extent of greater coverts moult in Robins (Erithacus rubecula) migrating in autumn through the Polish Baltic coast. The Ring 27: 177-187.


Barshep Y., Minton C., Underhill L.G., Remisiewicz M. 2011. The primary moult of Curlew Sandpipers Calidris ferruginea in North-western Australia shifts according to breeding success. Ardea 99: 43–51.


Remisiewicz, M. 2011. The flexibility of primary moult in relation to migration in Palaearctic waders – an overview. Wader Study Group Bulletin 118 (3): 163–174.


Remisiewicz M., Avni J. 2011. Status of migrant and resident waders, and moult strategies of migrant waders using African inland wetland habitats, at Barberspan Bird Sanctuary in South Africa. Ibis 153: 433–437.


Meissner W., Remisiewicz M., Gogga P. 2012. Sex and age differences in the development of breeding plumage in the Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola during spring migration in northeastern Poland Ornis Fennica 89: 44–52.


Remisiewicz M., Tree A.J., Underhill L.G., Nowakowski J.K. 2014. Geographical patterns in primary moult and body mass of Greenshank Tringa nebularia in southern Africa. Ardea 102: 31–46.