Corey Callaghan
PhD Candidate
Field of Research: 
Biodiversity, Avian, Modelling, Urban Ecology
Contact details:
+61 421 601 388
Level 5 East
Biological Sciences South (E26)

UNSW, Kensington 2052

The nexus of birds, birders, and citizen science data in urban ecological research.

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Twitter: @callaghanct



Professor Richard Kingsford, Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Richard E. Major, Principal Research Scientist, Australian Museum Research Institute

Dr. John M. Martin, Wildlife Ecologist, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust




Callaghan, C. T., M. B. Lyons, J. M. Martin, R. E. Major, and R. T. Kingsford. 2017. Assessing the reliability of avian biodiversity measures of urban greenspaces using eBird citizen science data. Avian Conservation and Ecology 12(2):12. Link to paper    Download

Callaghan, C. T., M. Slater, R. E. Major, M. Morrison, J. M. Martin, and R. T. Kingsford. 2017. Travelling birds generate eco-travellers: The economic potential of vagrant birdwatching. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. Link to paper    Download

Callaghan, C. T., S. Ryall, and R. T. Kingsford. 2017. A probable Australian White Ibis Threskiornis moluccus x Straw-necked Ibis T. spinicollis hybrid. Australian Field Ornithology 34:47-48. 

Callaghan, C. T. 2017. ‘Shadow-boxing’ in a Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos). Florida Field Naturalist 45(1):21-23. 


Callaghan, C. T., and D. M. Brooks. 2016. Ecology, Behavior, and Reproduction of Invasive Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca) in Texas. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 49(1-2):37-44. 

Callaghan, C. T. 2016. Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) in Florida: a first state record. Florida Field Naturalist 44(4):169-174. 

Chastant, J. E., C. T. Callaghan, and D. T. King. 2016. Morphometric variation during chick development in interior Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus). Waterbirds 39(3):260-267. Link to paper

Callaghan, C. T., and D. E. Gawlik. 2016. Diet and selectivity of the Porphyrio porphyrio (Purple Swamphen) in south Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 15(Special Issue 8):1-14. Link to paper


Callaghan, C. T., and D. E. Gawlik. 2015. Efficacy of eBird data as an aid in conservation planning and monitoring. Journal of Field Ornithology 86(4):298-304. doi: 10.1111/jofo.12121. Link to paper



Callaghan, C. T., B. Pranty, P. Pyle, and M. A. Patten. 2017. Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus), The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America: DOI: 10.2173/bna.purswa3.01

Callaghan, C. T., D. M. Brooks, and P. Pyle. 2017. Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca), The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America: DOI: 10.2173/bna.egygoo.01



Callaghan, C. T. 2017. Birders and Exotics – Aesthetics, Ecology, Fair Play: A survey of the birding community’s strongly held views about exotic bird species. Birding 49(4):28-36. Download