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  • Ward, M. P., Benson, T. J., Deppe, J. L., Zenzal, T. J., Diehl, R. H., Celis-Murillo, A., Bolus, R. and F. R. Moore. 2018. Estimating apparent survival of songbirds crossing the Gulf of Mexico during autumn migration. Proc. R. Soc. B 285 (1889), 20181747 [Link].

  • Darras, K., Batáry, P., Furnas, B., Celis-Murillo, A., Van Wilgenburg, S. L., Mulyani, Y. A. and T. Tscharntke. 2018. Comparing the sampling performance of sound recorders versus point counts in bird surveys: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365- 2664.13229 [Link]

  • Suarez-Garcia, O., F. Gonzalez-Garcia, and A. Celis-Murillo. 2017. Entendiendo la complementariedad de dos métodos de muestreo en el estudio de comunidades de aves de un bosque mesófilo de montana en temporada reproductiva (Understanding the complementarity of two survey methods in the study of bird communities during the breeding season in a tropical cloud forest). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad [Link]

  • Celis-Murillo, A., Schelsky, W. T. J. Benson, Louder, M.I.M., and M. P. Ward. 2017. Patterns, correlates, and paternity consequences of extraterritorial foray behavior in the field sparrow (Spizella pusilla): an automated telemetry approach. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology doi: 10.1007/s00265-017-2273-9 [Link]

  • Celis-Murillo, A., T. J. Benson, J. R. Sosa-Lopez, and M. P. Ward. 2016. Nocturnal songs in a diurnal passerine: Attracting mates or repelling intruders? Animal Behaviour doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.04.023 [Link
    • Featured article in Animal Behaviour: Healy, S. D. and S. A. Foster. Why day-active male Birds Croon at Night [Link]

  • Celis-Murillo, A., K. W. Stodola, B. Pappadopoli, J. M. Burton and M. P. Ward. 2016. Seasonal and daily patterns of nocturnal singing in the Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla). Journal of Ornithology. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-015-1318-y [Link]

  • ​Deppe, J. L., M. P. Ward, R. Bolus, R. Diehl, A. Celis-Murillo, T. J. Zenzal, F. Moore, T. J. Benson, J. A. Smolinky, L. N. Schofield, D. A. Enstrom, E. H. Paxton, G. Bohrer, T. A. Beveroth, R. L. Obringer, D. Delaney and W. W. Cochran. 2015. Negotiating the Gulf of Mexico: fat, weather, and date affect migratory songbirds’ departure decisions, routes, and crossing times. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.1503381112 [Link]

  • Deppe, J. L., A. Celis-Murillo, and M. P. Ward. 2015. Telemetry confirms the significance of migratory stopover habitats. Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Gulf Crossings 19:3.

  • * Zhang, V., A. Celis-Murillo and M. P. Ward. 2015. Conveying information with one song type: Changes in dawn song performance correspond to different female breeding stages. Bioacoustics DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2015.1076348 [Link]

  • Celis-Murillo, A., M. P. Ward, and J. L. Deppe. 2012. Effectiveness and utility of acoustic recordings for surveying tropical birds. Journal of Field Ornithology 83(2):166-179. [Link]

  • Urbina-Torres, F., A. González-Martínez, R. Amador-Solís, O. Monroy-Vilchis and A. Celis-Murillo. 2012. New records for the state of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 83(4):1241-1243. [Link]

  • MacKinnon de Montes, B., J. L. Deppe, and A. Celis-Murillo. 2011. Birds of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico: an update on the status and distribution of selected species. North American Birds 65(3):2-16. [Link]

  • Celis-Murillo, A., J. L. Deppe, and M. F. Allen. 2009. Using soundscape recordings to estimate species abundance, richness, and composition. Journal of Field Ornithology 80(1):64-78. [Link]


  • Antonio Celis Murillo and Danny Meltzer. 2017. Soundscapes of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Volume 1. Terrapin Records.



  • Celis-Murillo, A. and F. González-García. 2008. Bird songs of the Yucatan Peninsula Vol. 1 - Audio CD. Terrapin Records. NY. USA. [Link]

  • González-García. F. and A. Celis-Murillo. 2008. Bird songs of Veracruz - Audio CD. Instituto de Ecología A.C. Mexico. [Link]

  • González-García. F., A. Salvadori., C. M. Francis., A. Celis-Murillo and M. Campbell. 2006. Introduction of the Bird Songs of Veracruz, Mexico. Interactive CD-ROM of the Bird Songs of Veracruz. Prepared for the V North American Ornithology Conference 2006 (NAOC V). [Link]


  • Celis-Murillo, A. 2015. Extra-pair mating behaviors in the Field Sparrow: Nocturnal Song and extraterritorial Forays. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Celis-Murillo, A., J. L. Deppe and L. Sanchez. 2014. Relative abundance and composition of migratory birds on Contoy Island National Park during the fall. Composición y abundancia relativa de las aves migratorias paserinas en el Parque Nacional Isla Contoy durante la migración de otoño. Final report to Conservation Program of Species at Risk (PROCER), Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP).

  • Celis-Murillo, A., J. L. Deppe, and L. Cabrera. 2012. Forest Bird Acoustic Monitoring Program. Final report to Point Pelee National Park, Parks Canada.

  • Celis-Murillo, A., and J. L. Deppe. 2011. Forest Bird Acoustic Monitoring Program. Final report to Point Pelee National Park, Parks Canada.

  • Celis-Murillo, A. 2010. Evaluating the use of acoustic monitoring for surveying tropical birds. Master’s Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Champaign, IL. USA.

  • Celis-Murillo, A. and J. L. Deppe. 2006. Using soundscape recordings for evaluating the impact of Hurricane Wilma on a tropical seasonal forest bird community in the El Eden Ecological Reserve. Final Report to Center for Conservation Biology, UC Riverside (NSF SGER Grant DEB-0615427).

  • Allen, M. F., J. T. Rotenberry, K. L. Preston, K. J. Halama, T. Tennant, C. W. Barrows, V. Rivera del Rio, A. Celis-Murillo, X. Chen, and V. M. Rorive. 2005. Developing a monitoring framework for Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plans. Part I. White paper and final report to Western Riverside County and Coachella Valley Association of Governors. Riverside, CA.

  • Deppe, J. L., and A. Celis-Murillo. 2005. Habitat selection and migratory routes of fall Nearctic-Neotropical land birds in southern Mexico – Phase two. Final report to USFWS North American Wetlands Council.

  • Celis-Murillo, A. 2002. Biology and Ecology of Raptors in Lagunas de Zempoala National Park, Mexico.  B.S. Thesis. UAEM, Morelos, Mexico.