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Holt, D.W. and C. Bitter. 2007. Barred Owl Winter Diet and Pellet Dimensions in Western Montana. Northwestern Naturalist 88: 7-11.

Holt, D.W., B. Mulrooney, and J.M. White. 2007. A Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) from Montana. Northwestern Naturalist 88: 14-16

Holt, D.W. 2006. Owls. In Arctic Wings: Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Editor, Stephen Brown. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA.

Seidensticker, M., D.T. Tyler Flockhart, D.W. Holt, and K. Gray. 2006. Growth and Plumage Development of Nestling Long-eared Owls. Condor 109: 981-985.

Romero, L.M., D.W. Holt, M. Maples, and J.C. Wingfield. 2006. Corticosterone is Not Correlated with Nest Departure in Snowy Owl Chicks. General and Comparative Endocrinology 149: 119-123.

Holt, D.W., C. Hanns T. O’Hara, K. Burek, and R. Frantz. 2005. New Distribution Records of Echinococcus multilocularis in the Brown Lemming from Barrow, Alaska, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41: 260-262.

Holt, D.W., M.T. Maples, and C. Savok. 2003. Black Color Morph of the Brown Lemming, Lemmus trimurcronatus = L. sibiricus. Canadian Field-Naturalist 117: 466-468.

Holt, D.W. 2003. Short-eared Owl. Pages 182-183, In Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas. W.R. Petersen and W.R. Meservey, eds. Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Holt, D.W. 2003. Northern Harrier. Pages 92-93. In Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas. W.R. Petersen and W.R Meservey, eds. Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Holt, D.W. 2003. Black-headed Gull. Page 425, Appendix 1. In Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas. W.R. Petersen and W.R. Meservey, eds. Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Fuller, M., D.W. Holt, and L. Schueck. 2003. Snowy Owl Movements: Variation on the Migration Theme. In Avian Migration, Pp. 359-366. Berthold, E. Gwinner, E. Sonnenschein, eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany.

Deppe, C., D.W. Holt, J. Tewksbury, L. Broberg, J. Petersen, and K. Wood. 2003. Effect of Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium Gnoma) Eyespots on Avian Mobbing. Auk 120(3): 765-771.

Holt, D.W. and L. Schill. 2002. Prey of Ring-billed Gulls in Lake County, Montana: Identification and Quantification of Prey and Management Implications. Northwestern Naturalist 83: 118-122.

Cromrich, L.A., D.W. Holt, and S.M. Leasure. 2002. Trophic Niche of North American Great Horned Owls. Journal of Raptor Research 36: 58-65.

Holt, D.W. and W.N. Tiffney. 2001. A Yellow Wood Lily, (Lilium Philadelphicum), from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, with Notes on its Occurrence in New England. Canadian Field-Naturalist 115: 351-352.

Holt, D.W. and S. Drasen. 2001. Early Nesting by Great Horned Owls in Montana. Journal of Raptor Research 35: 66-67.

Holt, D.W., R. Domenech, and A. Paulson. 2001. Status and Distribution of the Barred Owl in Montana. Northwestern Naturalist 82: 102-110.

Holt, D.W., W.D. Norton, and E.C. Atkinson. 2001. Breeding Season Food Habits of Burrowing Owls in South-central Montana. Intermountain Journal of Science 7: 63-69.

Takats, L.D., D.M. Francis, G.L. Holroyd, J.R. Duncan, K.M. Mazur, R. Cannings, W. Harris, and D.W. Holt. 2001. Guidelines for Nocturnal Owl Monitoring in North America. 32 pages. Beaver Hill Bird Observatory and Bird Study. Canada, Edmonton, Alberta.

Holt, D.W. and J.L. Petersen. 2000. Northern Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium gnoma). In: The Birds of North America, No. 494 (A. Poole & F. Gill, Eds). Philadelphia: Academy of Natural Sciences, Washington, D.C. American Ornithologists’ Union.

Holt, D.W., R. Berkely, C. Deppe, P.L. Enriquez-Rocha, P.D. Olsen, J.L. Petersen, J.L. Rangel-Salazar, K.P. Segars, and K.L. Wood. 1999. Strigidae species accounts. In: J. Del Hoyo, A. Elliot and J. Sargatal, eds. Handbook of Birds of the World. Vol. 5. Barcelona Spain, Lynx Edicions, pages 153-242.

Holt, D.W. 1997. The Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and Forest Management: a Review of the Literature. Journal of Raptor Research. 31: 175-186.

Jarvis, K. and D.W. Holt. 1996. Owls: Whoo Are They? Mountain Press Publishing. Missoula, Montana.

Holt, D.W. and L.A. Leroux. 1996. Diets of Northern Pygmy-Owls and Northern Saw-whet Owls in West-central Montana. Wilson Bulletin 108: 123-128.

Holt, D.W. 1996. Book Review: The Eastern Screech Owl: Life History, Ecology, and Behavior in the Suburbs and Countryside. Wilson Bulletin 108: 201-202.

Holt, D.W. and P.A. Williams. 1996. Sex of Voles Eaten by Short-eared Owls. Northwestern Naturalist 76: 145-147.

Holt, D.W. 1996. Commentary: On Winter Records and Vertebrate Prey in Flammulated Owls. Journal of Raptor Research 30: 46-48.

Maples, M.T., Holt, D.W. and W. Campbell. 1995. Ground Nesting Long-eared Owls. Wilson Bulletin 107: 563-565.

Holt, D.W. 1995. Book Review: Flammulated, Boreal, and Great Gray Owls in the United States: a Technical Conservation Assessment. Journal of Raptor Research 29: 286-288.

Holt, D.W., M.W. Robertson, and J.T. Ricks. 1995. Albino Eastern Screech Owl, Otus asio. Canadian Field-Naturalist 109: 121-122.

Holt, D.W. 1994. Larder hoarding in the Cougar, Felis concolor. Canadian Field-Naturalist 108: 240.

Holt, D.W. 1994. Effects of Short-eared Owl Foraging on Common Tern Reproductive Success. Colonial Waterbirds 17: 1-6.

Marks, J.S., D.L. Evans, and D.W. Holt. 1994. Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). In: The Birds of North America, No. 133 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds). Philadelphia: Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C: American Ornithologists' Union.

Blem, C.R., L.P. Blem, and D.W. Holt. 1993. Estimation of Body Mass of Voles from Crania in Short-eared Owl Pellets. American Midl. Naturalist 129: 282-287.

Holt, D.W. 1993. Breeding Season Diet of Short-eared Owls in Massachusetts. Wilson Bulletin 105: 490-496.

Holt, D.W. 1993. Trophic Niche of Neararctic Short-eared Owls. Wilson Bulletin 105: 497-503.

Holt, D.W. and S.M. Leasure. 1993. Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus). In: The Birds of North America, No. 62 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds). Philadelphia: Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C: American Ornithologists' Union.

Enriques-Rocha, P., J.L. Rangel-Salazar, and D.W. Holt. 1993. Presence and Distribution of Mexican Owls: a Review. Journal of Raptor Research 27: 54-160.

Holt, D.W. 1992. Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Nest Sites, Reproduction, and Territory Sizes in Coastal Massachusetts. Canadian Field-Naturalist 106: 352-356.

Holt, D.W., K. Hicks, and W.D. Norton. 1992. First Nest Record for the Barn Owl in Montana. Prairie Naturalist 24: 121-122.

Holt, D.W., S.M. Melvin, and B. Steele. 1992. Nestling Growth Rates of Short-eared Owls. Wilson Bulletin 104: 326-333.

Holt, D.W., E. Andrews, and N. Claflin. 1991. Diet of Northern Saw-whet Owls (Aegolius acadicus) on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Canadian Field-Naturalist 105: 382-385.

Lortie, J.P., B.A. Sorrie, and D.W. Holt. 1991. Flora of the Monomoy Islands, Chatham, Massachusetts. Rhodora 93: 361-389.

Holt, D.W. and N. Childs. 1991. Non-breeding Season Diet of Long-eared Owls in Massachusetts. Journal of Raptor Research 25: 23-24.

Leasure, S.M. and D.W. Holt. 1991. Techniques for Locating and Capturing Nesting Female Short-eared Owls (Asio flammeus). North American Bird Bander 16: 32-33.

Holt, D.W., R. Kline, and L. Sullivan-Holt. 1990. A Description of "Tufts" and Concealing Posture in Northern Pygmy-Owls. Journal of Raptor Research 24: 59-63.

Holt, D.W. 1990. "Blond" Color Morph of Microtus pennsylvanicus from
Massachusetts. Canadian Field-Naturalist 104: 596-597.

Holt, D.W. and D.M. Becker. 1990. Identification of Montana's Owls. Montana Outdoors 21: 11-26.

Holt, D.W. and D. Ermatinger. 1989. First Confirmed Nest Site of Boreal Owls in Montana. Northwest Nat. 70: 27-31.

Holt, D.W. and R. Kline. 1989. The "Glaring Gnome." Montana Outdoors 20: 13-15.

Melvin, S.M., D.G. Smith, D.W. Holt, and G.R. Tate. 1989. Small Owls. In Proc. Northeast Raptor Management Symposium and Workshop. National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C. pp 88-96.

Phillips, J.A., A. Poole, and D.W. Holt. 1989. Nest Mites of Osprey and Short-eared Owls in Massachusetts Salt Marshes, USA. In Progress in Acarology: VII International Acarology Congress, 1986. Eds. G.P. Channa Basavanna and C.A. Viraktamath, Bangalore, India. Vol. II, pages 305-306.

Holt, D.W. 1988. Boreal Owl Survey and Research Results. 1988 Field Season. Lolo National Forest. U.S. Forest Service Report, Intermountain Forest and Range Experimental Station, Missoula, Montana, 22 pages.

Holt, D.W. 1987. Use of Exposed Mud-flats by Shorebirds, Waterfowl, and Other Avian Species, on Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Stevensville, Montana. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Report, Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, 12 pages.

Holt, D.W., J.J. Jonkel, and B.A. McIntosh. 1987. Second Specimen Record of a Boreal Owl in Montana. Murrelet 68: 68.

Holt, D.W. and J.M. Hillis. 1987. Current Status and Habitat Associations of Forest Owls in Western Montana. In Biology and Conservation of Northern Forest Owls Symposium. Feb. 3-7, 1987, Winnipeg, Manitoba. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report, RM-142, pages 281-288.

Holt, D.W., R.C. Humphrey, and J.P. Lortie. 1987. The Mammals of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, Massachusetts. The Cape Naturalist 15: 63-69.

Holt, D.W., L.J. Lyon, and R. Hale. 1987. Techniques for Differentiating the Pellets of Short-eared Owls and Northern Harriers. Condor 89: 929-931.

Holt, D.W., J.A. Hoy, and P.L. Wright. 1987. Occurrence and First Nest Record of Flammulated Owls in Montana. Journal of Raptor Research 21: 120-121.

Holt, D.W. 1987. Short-eared Owls Predation on Leach's Storm Petrels in Massachusetts. Canadian Field-Naturalist 101: 448-450.

Holt, D.W. 1987. The Laughing Gull, pages 53-61. In Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge: Species of Special Concern. Prepared by J.P. Lortie, D.W. Holt, and R.C. Humphrey. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, Massachusetts. Master Planning Report, 95 pages.

Holt, D.W. 1987. The Common Tern, pages 62-71. In Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge: Species of Special Concern. Prepared by J.P. Lortie, D.W. Holt, and R.C. Humphrey. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, Massachusetts. Master Planning Report, 95 pages.

Holt, D.W. 1987. The Black Skimmer, pages 80-86. In Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge: Species of Special Concern. Prepared by J.P. Lortie, D.W. Holt, and R.C. Humphrey. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, Massachusetts. Master Planning Report, 95 pages.

Holt, D.W. 1987. The Northern Harrier, pages 25-30. In Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge: Species of Special Concern. Prepared by J.P. Lortie, D.W. Holt, and R.C. Humphrey. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, Massachusetts. Master Planning Report, 95 pages.

Holt, D.W. 1987. The Short-eared Owl, pages 87-95. In Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge: Species of Special Concern. Prepared by J.P. Lortie, D.W. Holt, and R.C. Humphrey. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, Massachusetts. Master Planning Report, 95 pages.

Holt, D.W. 1987. Small Mammal Trap-line Inventory on Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Stevensville, Montana. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Report, Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, 5 pages.

Holt, D.W. 1986. A Summary of Short-eared Owl Breeding Status in Massachusetts. Bird Observer of Eastern Massachusetts 14: 234-237.

Holt, D.W. and W.D. Norton. 1986. Observations of Nesting Northern Pygmy-Owls. Journal of Raptor Research 20: 39-41.

Petersen, W.R., B.J. Nikula, and D.W. Holt. 1986. First Record of a Brown-chested Martin in North America. American Birds 40: 192-193.

Holt, D.W., J.P. Lortie, B.J. Nikula, and R.C. Humphrey. 1986. First Record of Common Black-headed Gulls Breeding in the United States. American Birds 40: 204-206.

Holt, D.W. 1986. Status Report: The Short-eared Owl in the Northeast. Eyas 9: 3-5.

Holt, D.W. and S.M. Melvin. 1986. Population Dynamics, Breeding Biology and Food Habits of the Short-eared Owl in Massachusetts. Summary of 1985 Research. Massachusetts Natural Heritage Program, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Report, 58 pages.

Holt, D.W. 1985. The Short-eared Owl in Massachusetts. The Cape Naturalist 14: 31-35.

Holt, D.W, J.P. Lortie, and R.C. Humphrey. 1985. An Inventory of Breeding Birds on Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in 1984. Bird Observer of Eastern Massachusetts 12: 221-224.

Holt, D.W. and J.P. Lortie. 1984. An Inventory of Breeding Birds on Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, Massachusetts, 1983. Bird Observer of Eastern Massachusetts 12: 53-57.

Fitch, J.H. and D.W. Holt. 1983. Tern Conservation Activities Program. Massachusetts Audubon Society Report, 32 pages.

Holt, D.W. 1982. Peregrine Falcon Occupancy Survey: Lolo National Forest. USDA Forest Service Report, Lolo National Forest, Missoula, Montana, 14 pages.

Norton, W.D. and D.W. Holt. 1982. Simultaneous Nesting of Northern Pygmy-owls and Northern Saw-whet Owls in the Same Snag. Murrelet 63: 94.

Becker, D.M. and D.W. Holt. 1982. A Survey of Raptor Breeding Activity and Habitat Utilization along the Missouri River in North-Central Montana; with Special Emphasis on Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. Montana Power Company Report, Butte, Montana, 43 pages.

Manuscripts in Press

Detienne, J., D.W. Holt, M. Seidensticker, and T. Pitz. 2008. Dietary Analysis of Snowy Owls Wintering in West-Central Montana: With Comparisons of Other North American Studies. Journal Raptor Research.

Holt, D.W., A. Paulson, and M.L. Romero. 2008. Corticosterone as a Measure of Stress in Nest Bound and Nest Departed Long-eared Owl Chicks. Ardea.

Holt, D.W., M.T. Maples, J.L. Petersen-Parrat, M. Korti, M. Seidensticker, and K. Gray. 2008. Characteristics of Nest Mounds Used by Snowy Owls: with Conservation and Management Implications. Ardea.

Romero, L.M., D.W. Holt, and J.L. Petersen-Parrat. 2008. Flushing Effects and Seasonal Changes on Corticosterone Levels in Adult Long-eared Owls. Ardea.

Manuscripts in Review

Holt, D.W. The 2005 to 2006 Snowy Owl Irruption Migration to Western Montana.

Holt, D.W. Natal Philopatry in Female Long-eared Owls.

Holt, D.W. Eye Injuries in Long-Eared Owls: Prevalence and Survival.

Gniadek, S.J. and D.W. Holt. First Nest Record and Current Status for the Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) in Montana; with Notes on Behavior and Food Habits.

Nikula, B.J. and D.W. Holt. Northern Harrier. In T.W. French and J.E. Cardoza (eds). Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Vertebrates of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Holt, D.W. Long-eared Owl. In T.W. French and J.E. Cardoza (eds), Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Vertebrates of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Holt, D.W. and S.M. Melvin. Short-eared Owl. In T.W. French and J.E. Cardoza (eds), Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Vertebrates of Massachusetts.Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Holt, D.W. Sexing Long-eared Owls Based upon Plumage Coloration.

Holt, D.W. Breeding Biology of Long-eared Owls in Western Montana.

Holt, D.W. Winter Roost Site Composition of Long-eared Owls: Numbers, Sex, and Age.

Holt, D.W. Characteristics of Snags Used by Nesting Northern Saw-whet and Northern Pygmy-Owls: Implications for Snag Management.

Holt, D.W. Growth and Plumage Development in Snowy Owl Chicks.

Holt, D.W. Nest Defense Behavior in Snowy Owls.

 

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