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Lloyd Kiff

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Lloyd was born and raised in rural West Virginia in a family of naturalists, who encouraged him early in life to pursue a career in ornithology. He graduated from Marshall University in 1964 and did most of my graduate work at UCLA, where he earned a Master's degree in Zoology. Lloyd was Curator and Director at the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology from 1968-1994, and during the late 1980s, he was also Acting Curator of Ornithology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. He served as Team Leader of the California Condor Recovery Team from 1986-93 and was a member of the Western Peregrine Falcon Recovery Team from 1989-1994. He was president of the Cooper Ornithological Society in 1993-94 and later served on the Council of the American Ornithologists' Union. From 1994-2012, Lloyd was employed by The Peregrine Fund, where he supervised the research library, specimen collections, and created and maintained the GRIN website. From 1990-2000, he was an expert witness for the Department of Justice in connection with the "Montrose Case," which sought damages from the last U.S. manufacturers of DDT; the case resulted in a $140 million settlement. He is very passionate about horticulture and playing basketball.

Independent researcher
4410 Glacier Pond Lane  
Clinton,  WA  98236  United States
Phone: 360-341-2809
Email: lkiff2@msn.com


   Research Interests

Raptor conservation, oology, host parasitism, contaminant effects, DDE-induced eggshell thinning, history of American ornithology, and constructing bibliographic databases.

Species of Interest: 
  • California Condor
  • Peregrine Falcon


   Publications

CALIFORNIA CONDORS:

Burnham, W.A., and L.F. Kiff (eds.). 1996. The Peregrine Fund Newsletter no. 27 (Special California Condor Edition). The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID.

Harlow, D.L., W.D. Carrier, R.M. Jurek, L.F. Kiff, S.B. Kimple, J.E. Ogden, R.R. Olendorff, A.C. Risser, N.F.R. Snyder, W.D. Thomas, and J. Verner. 1984. Recovery plan, California Condor. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. 110 pp.

Harrison, E.N., and L.F. Kiff. 1980. Apparent replacement clutch laid by wild California Condor. Condor 82:351-352.       pdf

Harting, A., L. Kiff, and R. Mesta. 1996. Final environmental assessment: experimental release of California Condors at the Vermilion Cliffs (Coconino County, Arizona). Report prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, ID. 81 pp.

Harvey, N.C., J.D. Dankovchik, C.M. Kuehler, T. Levites, S. Kasielke, L. Kiff, M.P. Wallace, and M.E. Mace. 2004. Egg size, fertility, hatchability, and chick survivability in captive California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus). Zoo Biology 23:489-500.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1977. The elusive condors of Baja California. Audubon Imprint 2(3):1-5.

Kiff, L.F., D.B. Peakall, and S.R. Wilbur. 1979. Recent changes in California Condor eggshells. Condor 81:166 172.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1979. How few is enough? The case for trapping (California Condors). Western Tanager 46(2):2-5.

Kiff, L.F. 1983. The California Condor: Life on a slender thread. Terra 22:16-19.

Kiff, L.F. 1983. An historical perspective on the condor. Outdoor California 44:5-6,34,37.

Kiff, L. 1983. (Abstract) History and natural history of the California Condor. P. 9 in 7th Annual Wildlife Conference, Raptors, in memory of Barbara Shawyer, D.V.M. San Francisco Zoological Society, California Academy of Sciences, and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, San Francisco, CA.

Kiff, L.F. 1989. DDE and the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus): the end of a story? Pp. 477-480 in B.-U. Meyburg and R.D. Chancellor (eds.), Raptors in the modern world. World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls, Berlin.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1990. Back from the brink: the battle to save the California Condor. Terra 28:6-18.

Kiff, L.F. 1991. A new beginning for the condor. Western Tanager 58(4):1-5.

Kiff, L.F. 1995. California Condor. Pp. 102-103 in R. Paehlke (ed.), Conservation and environmentalism, an encyclopedia. Garland Publishing, New York.

Kiff, L.F. 2000. The current status of North American vultures. Pp. 175-189 in R.D. Chancellor and B.-U. Meyburg (eds.), Raptors at risk. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin, and Hancock House, Surrey, British Columbia. 895 pp.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 2000. The California Condor Recovery Programme. Pp. 307-319 in R.D. Chancellor and B.-U. Meyburg (eds.), Raptors at risk. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin, and Hancock House, Surrey, British Columbia. 895 pp.       pdf

Kiff, L. 2003. A new epoch for the California Condor. The Peregrine Fund Newsletter 34:2-3

Kiff, L.F. 2005-present. Condor. Encyclopedia Brittanica Online. http://www.brittanica.com/eb/article-9025128.

Kiff, L.F., R. Mesta, and M. Wallace. 1996. California Condor Recovery Plan, Third Revision. Portland, Oregon. USDI U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR. 62 pp.       pdf

Kiff, L.F., D.B. Peakall, and S.R. Wilbur. 1979. Recent changes in California Condor eggshells. Condor 81:166 172.       pdf

Martínez-Meyer, A., A.T. Peterson, J.I. Servín, and L.F. Kiff. 2006. Ecological niche modeling and prioritizing areas for species reintroductions. Oryx 40:411-418.       pdf

Wilbur, S.R., and L.F. Kiff. 1980. The California Condor in Baja California, Mexico. American Birds 34:856 859.       pdf

DDE AND EGGSHELL THINNING:

Burns, S.A., W.M. Jarman, T.J. Cade, L.F. Kiff, and B.J. Walton. 1994. Organochlorines and eggshell thinning in Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) eggs from the eastern United States, 1986-1988. Pp. 709-716 in Meyburg, B.-U., and R.D. Chancellor (eds.), Raptor conservation today. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin.       pdf

Ellis, D.H., L.R. DeWeese, T.G. Grubb, L.F. Kiff, D.G. Smith, W.M. Jarman, and D.B. Peakall. 1989. Pesticide residues in Arizona Peregrine Falcon eggs and prey. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 42:57-64.       pdf

Fyfe, R.W., R.W.Risebrough, J.G. Monk, W.M. Jarman, D.W. Anderson, L.F. Kiff, J.L. Lincer, I.C.T. Nisbet, W. Walker II, and B.J. Walton. 1988. DDE, productivity and eggshell thickness relationships within the genus Falco. Pp. 319-335 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations, their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, Idaho.       pdf

Gress, F., R.W. Risebrough, D.W. Anderson, L.F. Kiff, and J.R. Jehl, Jr. 1973. Reproductive failures of Double-crested Cormorants in southern California and Baja California. Wilson Bulletin 85:197-208.       pdf

Grubb, T.G., S.N. Wiemeyer, and L.F. Kiff. 1990. Eggshell thinning and contaminant levels in Bald Eagle eggs from Arizona, 1977-85. Southwestern Naturalist 35:298-301.

Iñigo E., E., L.A. Albert, A.F. Navarrete, and L.F. Kiff. 1991. (Abstract) Pesticide levels and eggshell thickness in four sympatric neotropical raptors in southeastern Mexico. Journal of Raptor Research 25:155.

Kiff, L.F. 1989. DDE and the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus): the end of a story? Pp. 477-480 in B.-U. Meyburg and R.D. Chancellor (eds.), Raptors in the modern world. World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls, Berlin.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1994. Eggshell thinning in birds of the California Channel Islands. Expert report to the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with the United States vs. Montrose Chemical Corporation et al. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento, CA. 24 pp.

Kiff, L.F. 1994. A review of the effects of DDE on birds, with specific emphasis on the California Channel Islands. Expert report to the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with the United States vs. Montrose Chemical Corporation et al. Encino, CA. 79 pp.

Kiff, L.F. 1997. Supplementary notes on Brown Pelican eggshell measurements. Expert report to the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with the United States vs. Montrose Chemical Corporation et al. 6 pp.

Kiff, L.F., D.B. Peakall, and D.P. Hector. 1980. Eggshell thinning and organochlorine residues in the Bat and Aplomado Falcons in Mexico. Pp. 949-952 in R. Nöhring (ed.), Acta XVII Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici. Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft, Berlin.       pdf

Kiff, L.F., D.B. Peakall, M.L. Morrison, and S.R. Wilbur. 1983. Eggshell thickness and DDE residue levels in vulture eggs. Pp. 440-458 in S.R. Wilbur and J.A. Jackson, eds., Vultures of the World. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Kiff, L., D. Peakall, C. Sumida, and B. Walton. 1992. (Abstract) California Peregrine Falcon eggshell thickness and DDE residues: 1975 to 1990. P. 18 in J.E. Pagel (ed.), Proceedings [of a] Symposium on Peregrine Falcons in the Pacific Northwest. Rogue River National Forest, Medford, OR. 119 pp.

Kiff, L.F., D.B. Peakall, and S.R. Wilbur. 1979. Recent changes in California Condor eggshells. Condor 81:166 172.       pdf

Linthicum, J.L., W.M, Jarman, B.J. Walton, R.W. Risebrough, L.F. Kiff, and J.S. Minton. 1994. Weight loss during artificial incubation vs. eggshell thinning of California Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) eggs brought from the wild. Pp. 761-765 in B.-U. Meyburg & R.D. Chancellor (eds.), Raptor conservation today. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin.       pdf

Morrison, M.L., and L.F. Kiff. 1979. Eggshell thickness in American shorebirds before and since DDT. Canadian Field-Naturalist 93:187-190.

Peakall, D.B., and L.F. Kiff. 1979. Eggshell thinning and DDE residue levels among Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus: a global perspective. Ibis 121:200-204.       pdf

Monk, J.G., R.W. Risebrough, D.W. Anderson, R.W. Fyfe, and L.F. Kiff. 1988. Within-clutch variationof eggshell thickness in three species of falcons. Pp. 377-383 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations, their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, Idaho.       pdf

Peakall, D.B., and L.F. Kiff. 1988. DDE contamination in Peregrines and American Kestrels and its effects on reproduction. Pp. 337-350 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations, their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, Idaho.       pdf

Peakall, D.B., T.S. Lew, A.M. Springer, W. Walker II, R.W. Risebrough, J. G. Monk, W. M. Jarman, B.J. Walton, L.M. Reynolds, R.W. Fyfe, and L.F. Kiff. 1983. Determination of the DDE and PCB content of Peregrine Falcon eggs: a comparison of whole egg measurements and estimates derived from eggshell membranes. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 12:523 528.       pdf

RAPTOR CONSERVATION:

Burnham, W., R. Watson, and L. Kiff. 2000. Raptor research and conservation by The Peregrine Fund in tropical environments and developing countries. Pp. 3-33 in Ichinose, H., T. Inoue, and T. Yamazaki (eds.), Asian raptor research and conservation: Proceedings of the First Symposium on Raptors of Asia, Lake Biwa Museum, Shiga, Japan, December 12-13, 1998. The Committee for the Symposium on Raptors of South-East Asia, Yukihata, Japan.

Cade, T.J., J.H. Enderson, L.F. Kiff, and C.M. White. 1997. Are there enough good data to justify de-listing the American Peregrine Falcon? Wildlife Society Bulletin 25:730-738.       pdf

Enderson, J.H., A.R. Harmata, W.G. Hunt, L.F. Kiff, and C.M. White. 1993. Addendum to the Pacific Coast (1982) and Rocky Mountain/Southwest (revised, 1984) American Peregrine Falcon recovery plans. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR.       pdf

Enderson, J.H., W. Heinrich, L. Kiff, and C.M. White. 1995. Population changes in North American peregrines. Transactions of the 60th North American Wildlife Resources Conference 60:142-161.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1980. Historical changes in resident populations of California Islands raptors. Pp. 651-673 in D.M. Power (ed.), The California Islands: proceedings of a multidisciplinary symposium, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1981. The peregrines of Westwood. Western Tanager 48(2):1-4, 9.

Kiff, L.F. 1988. Changes in the status of the peregrine in North America: an overview. Pp. 123-139 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations, their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, Idaho.       pdf

Kiff, L., and B. Walton. 1988. Southern California and the Channel Islands. P. 100 in B.J. Walton, C.G. Thelander, and D.L. Harlow, The status of peregrines nesting in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. P. 95-104 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations, their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, Idaho.

Fenske, D., and L. Kiff. 1988. Oregon. Pp. 100-101 in B.J. Walton, C.G. Thelander, and D.L. Harlow, The status of peregrines nesting in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. P. 95-104 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White (eds.), Peregrine Falcon populations, their management and recovery. The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, Idaho.

Kiff, L.F. 1994. The age of suburbs. Pp. 120-131 in C. Thelander (ed.), Life on the edge. Biosystems Books, Santa Cruz, CA.

Kiff, L.F. 1999. (Abstract) The post-DDT recovery of the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in North America. Abstracts of the 3rd Eurasian Conference of the Raptor Research Foundation, Mikulov, Czech Republic, 21-26 September 1999. (Keynote address)

Kiff, L.F. 2005-present. Bald Eagle. Encyclopedia Brittanica Online. http://www.brittanica.com/eb/article-9011927

Kiff, L.F. 2000. Further notes on historical Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon populations on the California Channel Islands. Expert report to the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with the United States vs. Montrose Chemical Corporation et al. Boise, ID. 38 pp.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 2000. Synopsis of southern California Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon records published in "Audubon Field Notes/American Birds," 1947-1998. Expert report to the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with the United States vs. Montrose Chemical Corporation et al. Boise, ID. 35 pp.

Kiff, L.F. 2005-present. Merlin. Encyclopedia Brittanica Online. http://www.brittanica.com/eb/article-9052149.

Kiff, L.F. 2005-present. Osprey. Encyclopedia Brittanica Online. http://www.brittanica.com/eb/article-9057565.

Kiff, L.F. 2005-present. Peregrine Falcon. Encyclopedia Brittanica Online. http://www.brittanica.com/eb/article-9059209.

Kiff, L.F. 2005-present. Vulture. Encyclopedia Brittanica Online. http://www.brittanica.com/eb/article-9075791.

Kiff, L.F., and K. Axelson. 1977. A raptor survey of the Angeles National Forest. Audubon Imprint 2(4):1-6.

Lerner, H.R.L., J.A. Johnson, A.R. Lindsay, L.F. Kiff, and D.P. Mindell. 2009. It’s not too late for the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja): high levels of genetic diversity and differentiation can fuel conservation programs. PLoS ONE 4(10):doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007336.       pdf

White, C.M., and L.F. Kiff. 1998. Language use and misapplied, selective "science"; their roles in swaying public opinion and policy as shown with two North American raptors. Pp. 547-560 in R.D. Chancellor, B.-U. Meyburg, and J.J. Ferrero (eds.) Holarctic birds of prey: proceedings of an international conference. ADENEX, Merida, Spain, and World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin.

White, C.M., and L.F. Kiff. 2000. Biodiversity, island raptors, and species concepts. Pp. 633-652 in R.D. Chancellor and B.-U. Meyburg (eds.), Raptors at risk. World Working Group on Birds of Prey/Hancock House, Berlin and Surrey, British Columbia. 895 pp.       pdf

White, C.M., P. D. Olsen, and L.F. Kiff. 1994. Family Falconidae (Falcons and caracaras). Pp. 216-275 in J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, and J. Sargatal (eds.), Handbook of birds of the world, vol. 2. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

RAPTOR LITERATURE AND GRIN

Kiff, L.F. 1999-present. Global Raptor Information Network. http://www.globalraptors.org

Kiff, L.F. 2006. Global Raptor Information Network. Vulture News 54:72-73.

Kiff, L. 2009. What's new in raptor literature. Neotropical Raptor Network Newsletter 7:9.

Kiff, L., R.G. Bijlsma, L.L. Severinghaus, and J. Shergalin. 2007. The raptor literature. Pp. 11-46 in D.M. Bird and K.L. Bildstein (eds.), Raptor research and management techniques. Hancock House Publishers, Surrey, British Columbia.        pdf

Kiff, L. 2009. What's new in raptor literature. Neotropical Raptor Network Newsletter 8:12.

Kiff, L. 2010. Important contributions in literature. Spizaetus 9:15-16.

Kiff, L. 2010. Neotropical raptor literature notes. Spizaetus 10:22-23.

Kiff, L.F. 2010. (Abstract) Raptor literature in the 21st century. P. 104 in G. Sundev, R. Watson, M. Curti, R. Yosef, E. Potapov, and M. Gilbert (eds.). Asian raptors: science and conservation for present and future: The proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asian Raptors. Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network, Mongolian Ornithological Society, and National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Kiff, L.F. 2011. Gateway to the raptor literature: the RIS-GRIN merger. Wingspan 20:17-21.

Kiff, L. 2011. Neotropical raptor literature notes. Spizaetus 11:19-20.

EGGS AND NESTS:

Baldridge, F.A., L.F. Kiff, S.K. Baldridge, and R.A. Hansen. 1983. Hybridization of a Blue-throated Hummingbird in California. Western Birds 14:17-30.        pdf

Boyce, D.A., Jr., and L.F. Kiff. 1981. Have the eggs of the Orange breasted Falcon (Falco deiroleucus) been described? Raptor Research 15:89-93.       pdf

Harrison, E.N., and L.F. Kiff. 1977. The nest and egg of the Black Solitary Eagle. Condor 79:132-133.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1977. The nest, eggs, and relationships of the Half-collared Gnatwren. Condor 79:261-262.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1978. Probable Black Rail nesting record for Alameda County, California. Western Birds 9:169-170.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1978. The West Virginia oological collection of Charles van Alstine. Redstart 45:72-83.

Kiff, L.F. 1978. Report on egg collections in North America. In J.R. King and W.J. Bock (eds.), Final report of the workshop on a national plan for ornithology. National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Kiff, L.F. 1979. The eggs of the Black Hawk Eagle. Raptor Research 13(1):15.        pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1979. Bird egg collections in North America. Auk 96:746-755.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1979. The nest and eggs of the Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher (Phainoptila melanoxantha. Auk 96:198-199.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1981. Notes on the eggs of the Hook billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus, including two overlooked nesting records. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 101:318-323.

Kiff, L.F. 1981. Eggs of the Marbled Murrelet. Wilson Bulletin 93:400-403.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1988. Eggs of the Orange-breasted Falcon (Falco deiroleucus). Journal of Raptor Research 22:117-118.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1989. Techniques for preparing bird eggs and nests. Pp. 111-117 in S.P. Rogers and D.S. Wood (compilers), Notes from a workshop on bird specimen preparation held at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in conjunction with the 107th stated meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1989. Oology: from hobby to science. Living Bird Quarterly 8:8-15.

Kiff, L.F. 1989. Historical breeding records of the Common Merganser in southeastern United States. Wilson Bulletin 101:141-143.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1991. The egg came first. Terra 30(2):5-19.

Kiff, L.F. 1992. Southern California hummingbirds and their nests. Terra 31:44-45.

Kiff, L.F. 1993. Tecnicas para preparar huevos y nidos de aves. Pp. 69-74 in P. Escalante-Pliego (ed.), Curacion moderna de coleciones ornitologicas. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C. (Spanish translation of Kiff 1989).       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1997. Egg color in the genus Sclerurus (Furnariidae). Ornitologia Neotropical 7:153-154.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 2005. History, present status, and future prospects of avian eggshell collections in North America. Auk 122:994-999.       pdf

Kiff, L.F., and M. Cunningham. 1980. The egg of the Ornate Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus). Raptor Research 14(2):51.       pdf

Kiff, L.F., and E.N. Harrison. 1973. The neatest nests. Zoo View 8:2-3.

Kiff, L.F., and D.J. Hough. 1985. (Book) Inventory of bird egg collections of North America, 1985. American Ornithologists' Union and Oklahoma Biological Survey, Norman, Oklahoma. 259 pp.       pdf

Kiff, L.F., and D. Irwin. 1987. The breeding seasons of Los Angeles County birds. Western Tanager 53(7):4-5.

Kiff, L.F., M. Marin A., F.C. Sibley, J.C. Matheus, and N.J. Schmitt. 1989. Notes on the nests and eggs of some Ecuadorian birds. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 109:25-31.       pdf

Kiff, L.F., and D.R. Paulson. 1997. Northern Goshawk breeding records from San Diego County, California. Western Birds 28:113-114.       pdf

Kiff, L.F., M.P. Wallace, and N. B. Gale. 1989. Eggs of captive Crested Eagles (Morphnus guianensis). Journal of Raptor Research 23:107-108.       pdf

Klein, N.K., M. Marin A., T.S. Schulenberg, and L.F. Kiff. 1991. Eggs, nests, and nest-building behavior of the Large-footed Finch (Pezopetes capitalis) in Costa Rica. Condor 93:447-448.       pdf

Thorstrom, R., and L.F. Kiff. 1999. Notes on eggs of the Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor. Journal of Raptor Research 33:244-247.       pdf

HOST PARASITES:

Friedmann, H., and L.F. Kiff. 1985. The parasitic cowbirds and their hosts. Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology 2(4):225-304.

Friedmann, H., L.F. Kiff, and S.I. Rothstein. 1977. A further contribution to knowledge of the host relations of the parasitic cowbirds. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology no. 235:1-75.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1973. New host records for the Bronzed Cowbird. WIlson Bulletin 85:240-242.       pdf

Kiff, L.F., and A. Williams. 1978. Host records for the Striped Cuckoo from Costa Rica. Wilson Bulletin 90:138-139.       pdf

WEST VIRGINIA:

Edeburn, R.M., E.L. Seeber, H.C. Land, H.L. Land, and L.F. Kiff. 1960. (Book) Birds of the Lower Ohio River Valley in West Virginia. Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

Kiff, L.F. 1956. Winter feeding station. Call Notes 12:13.

Kiff, L.F. 1964. Pseudo-Operation Recovery at Ona, West Virginia. Redstart 31:96-98.

Kiff, L.F. 1965. White Pelican at Huntington, W.Va. Redstart 32:107.

Kiff, L.F., T.D. Igou, H.S. Slack, and L.P. Wilson. 1986. (Book) The birds of the Lower Ohio River Valley in West Virginia. Special Publication of the Brooks Bird Club, Inc.

Kiff, L.F., M.C. Kiff, and L.P. Wilson. 1977. Further notes on the status of the Blue Grosbeak in southwestern West Virginia. Redstart 44:104-1707.

OTHER TOPICS:

Cade, T.J., L.F. Kiff, and G.A. Bartholomew. 2005. In memoriam: Thomas Raymond Howell, 1924-2004. Auk 122:1008-1010.       pdf

Cade, T.J., and L.F. Kiff. 2003. In memoriam: Sally Hoyt Spofford, 1914-2002. Auk 120:913-914.       pdf

Collias, N.E., M. Brandman, J.K. Victoria, L.F. Kiff, and C.E. Rischer. 1971. Social facilitation in weaverbirds: effects of varying the sex ratio. Ecology 52:829-836.

Kiff, L.F. 1974. Notes on southwestern Costa Rican birds. Condor 77:101-103.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 1976. The Quetzal lives in Monteverde. Audubon Imprint 1(1):3-7.

KIff, L.F. 1982. Malibu Lagoon: a new beginning. Audubon Imprint 6(5):1-4.

Kiff, L.F. 1989. (Abstract) Contaminant sampling as an aspect of bird banding programs. First Sino-American Bird Banding Workshop, Quingdao, China.

Kiff, L.F. 2001. A history of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 1956-1994. Pp. 183-228 in W.E. Davis, Jr. and J.A. Jackson (eds.), Contributions to the history of North American ornithology. Vol. 2. Memoirs of the Nuttall Ornithological Club no. 13. 401 pp.

Kiff, L.F. 2010. (Preface) Pp. vii-viii in J.C. Martínez-Sanchez and T. Will (eds.), Thomas R. Howell's Check-list of the birds of Nicaragua as of 1993. Ornithological Monographs no. 68. 107 pp.

Kiff, L.F., and J.L. Kiff. 1974. First specimen of Reddish Egret from British Honduras. Auk 91:170-171.       pdf

Kiff, L.F., and K. Nakamura. 1979. The birds of Malibu Lagoon. Audubon Imprint 4(2):1-13.

Land, H.C., and L.F. Kiff. 1965. The Band-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes ruckeri (Trochilidae) in Guatemala. Auk 82:286.       pdf

Marin A., M., L.F. Kiff, and L. Pena G. 1989. Notes on Chilean birds with descriptions of two new subspecies. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 109:66-82.       pdf

Russell, S.M., Alvarez del Toro, M., L.C. Binford, L.I. Davis, R.W. Dickerman, E.P. Edwards, T.R. Howell, L.F. Kiff, B.L. Monroe, Jr., A.R. Phillips, A.F. Skutch, N.G. Smith, and F.G. Stiles. 1973. Bird conservation in Middle America: report of the A.O.U. Conservation Committee, 1972-73. Auk 90:877-887.

PLANTS:

Kiff, L.F. 1991. (Book) A distributional check-list of the genus Tillandsia. Botanical Diversions, Encino, CA. 90 pp.

REVIEWS:

Kiff, L.F. 1976. (Review of) Parent birds and their young, by Alexander Skutch. American Scientist 64:693-694.

Kiff, L.F. 1979. (Review of) A field guide to the nests, eggs and nestlings of North American birds, by Colin Harrison. Auk 96:823-825.

Kiff, L.F. 1980. (Review of) A field guide to birds' nests in the United States west of the Mississippi River. Auk 907:915-917.

Kiff, L.F. 1987. (Review of) The mountain and the migration, by James Brett. Redstart 54:37.

Kiff, L.F. 1988. (Review of) John Xantus: the Fort Tejon letters (1857-1859), by Ann Zwinger. Auk 105:220-221.

Kiff, L.F. 1999. (Review of) The avian brood parasites: deception at the nest, by Paul Johnsgard. Ecology 80:729-730.

Kiff, L.F. 2001. (Review of) Narrative of a Journal across the Rocky Mountains to the Columbia River, and a Visit to the Sandwich Islands, Chili, &c., with a Scientific Appendix, by John K. Townsend. Condor 103:895-896.       pdf

Kiff, L.F. 2011. (Review of) The eagle watchers: observing and conserving raptors around the world, edited by Ruth E. Tingay, Todd E. Katzner, Keith L. Bildstein, and Jemima Parry-Jones. Quarterly Review of Biology 86:365.



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