Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Staff Member


Christopher Kirkpatrick

Research Specialist
Email: kirkpatr@email.arizona.edu

Research Publications Publication Date
Robinson, G., C. J. Conway, C. Kirkpatrick, and D. L. LaRoche. 2010. Response to nestling throat ligatures by three songbirds. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:806-809. October 2010
LaRoche, D. D., C. J. Conway, and C. Kirkpatrick. 2021. Small-scale variation in trap placement affects arthropod capture rates on sticky traps in riparian woodlands. Southwestern Naturalist 66:275-279. September 2022
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2006. Woodrat (Neotoma) depredation of a yellow-eyed junco (Junco phaeonotus) nest in southeastern Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 51:412-414. September 2006
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2010. Nest predators of ground-nesting birds in montane forests of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:614-617. September 2010
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2010. Importance of montane riparian forest and influence of wildfire on nest-site selection of ground-nesting birds. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:729-738. April 2010
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2005. An evaluation of survey methods for monitoring interior populations of band-tailed pigeons. Pages 21-23 in Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program Project Abstracts – 2004. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management. Denver, CO. September 2005
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and P. B. Jones. 2006. Distribution and relative abundance of forest birds in relation to burn severity in southeastern Arizona. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:1005-1012. September 2006
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and M. H. Ali. 2009. Sanitation of entire broods of dead nestlings may bias cause-specific nest failure rates. Ibis 151:207-211. January 2009
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2007. Range expansion of the Buff-breasted Flycatcher (Empidonax fulvifrons) into the Rincon Mountains, Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 52:149-152. March 2007
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, K. M. Hughes, and J. deVos. 2007. Probability of detecting band-tailed pigeons during call-broadcast versus auditory surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:231-237. March 2007
Conway, C. J., and C. Kirkpatrick. 2007. Forest fire suppression as a cause of population decline in Buff-breasted Flycatchers. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:445-457. April 2007
Technical Publications Publication Date
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2005. Reproductive success and habitat associations of riparian birds within the Sky Island mountains of southeastern Arizona. Final Report submitted to Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative, Arizona Game and Fish Department. Wildlife Research Report #2005-07. U. S. Geological Survey Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona. August 2005
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2005. An evaluation of survey methods for monitoring interior populations of band-tailed pigeons. Pages 21-23 in D.D. Dolton, ed., Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program, 2004 Annual Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO. February 2005
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2009. Effects of Researcher disturbance on nesting success of Red-faced Warblers: a species of conservation concern. Wildlife Research Report #2009-01. U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. April 2009
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2008. Montane Forest Birds in the Santa Catalina Mountains: Monitoring Population Trends and Reproductive Success and Examining Potential Limiting Factors for Breeding Populations. Wildlife Research Report #2008-03. U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. December 2008
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2006. Effects of groundwater withdrawal on riparian birds in Arizona. Final Report submitted to Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative, Arizona Game and Fish Department. Wildlife Research Report #2006-02. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona. July 2006
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2005. Reproductive success and habitat associations of riparian birds within the Sky Island mountains of southeastern Arizona. Final Report submitted to Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative, Arizona Game and Fish Department. Wildlife Research Report #2005-07. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona. October 2005
Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2005. An evaluation of survey methods for monitoring interior populations of band-tailed pigeons. Pages 21-23 in D.D. Dolton, ed., Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program, 2004 Annual Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denver, CO. October 2005
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and M. Ali. 2004. Population Size, Reproductive Success, and Habitat Associations of Montane Forest Birds in Southeastern Arizona. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Research Report #04-2004. April 2004
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and K. Hughes. 2004. Band-tailed Pigeon Survey Method Evaluation and Natural History in Arizona. Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Research Report #02-2004. June 2004
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche.� 2006.� Effects of wildland fires on buff-breasted flycatchers and other forest birds in southeastern Arizona. Final Report to Joint Fire Science Program.� Wildlife Research Report #2006-05, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. September 2006
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche.� 2006.� Effects of wildfires on buff-breasted flycatchers and other forest birds in southeastern Arizona. Final Report to Arizona Game and Fish Department.� Wildlife Research Report #2006-01, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. July 2006
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2009. Quantifying impacts of ground water withdrawal on avian abundance, species richness, and reproductive success in Sonoran Desert parks - NRPP. Wildlife Research Report #2009-06, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. December 2009
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2009. Effects of ground water withdrawal on avian abundance and species richness in riparian areas of National Parks in the Desert Southwest - POBS. Wildlife Research Report #2009-07, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. December 2009
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2009. The Effect of Surface Water Depletion and Vegetation Health on Arizona’s Riparian Birds. Wildlife Research Report #2009-05, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. November 2009
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2009. Quantifying impacts of surface and ground water depletion on riparian bird communities in Arizona. Wildlife Research Report #2009-02, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. May 2009
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2007. Quantifying impacts of groundwater withdrawal on avian communities in desert riparian woodlands of the southwestern U.S. Final Report submitted to Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program, Arlington, VA. Wildlife Research Report #2007-01. USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona. February 2007
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2006. Effects of wildland fires on buff-breasted flycatchers and other forest birds in southeastern Arizona. Final Report to North American Migratory Bird Conservation Act Program. Wildlife Research Report #2006-06, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. October 2006
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, K. Hughes, and J. deVos. 2005. An evaluation of survey methods for monitoring interior populations of band-tailed pigeons. Final Report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-03, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. March 2005
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, K. Hughes, and J. deVos. 2005. An evaluation of survey methods for monitoring interior populations of band-tailed pigeons. Final Report. Wildlife Research Report #2005-03, USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. October 2005
Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, D. D. LaRoche, and G. Robinson. 2010. The influence of water quality on the health of riparian bird communities in Arizona. Wildlife Research report 2009-03, U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona Cooperitve Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, AZ. June 2010
Conway, C. J., and C. Kirkpatrick. 2001. Population status, detection probability, and effects of fire on Buff-breasted Flycatchers. Final Report, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, AZ. 73 pp. 31 August 2001. August 2001