Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Bruce Beehler

Research Associate
Department / Division

PhD., Princeton University (1983)

M.A., Princeton University (1978)

B.A., Williams College (1974)

Research Interests

Avifauna of New Guinea; biogeography of the birds of New Guinea; natural history of neotropical bird migration systems; natural history of North America. 


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  • Beehler, Bruce M. 2019. Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, edited by Ringler, Robert F. . Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Beehler, Bruce M. 2019. Natural encounters: biking, hiking, and birding through the seasons. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Beehler, Bruce M. 2018. North on the Wing: A Quest for the Songbirds of Spring. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Beehler, Bruce M. and Pratt, Thane K. 2016. Birds of New Guinea: distribution, taxonomy, and systematics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Beehler, Bruce McP and Finch, Brian W. 1985. Species-checklist of the Birds of New Guinea.
  • Beehler, Bruce McP. 1989. "Patterns of Frugivory and the Evolution of Birds of Paradise." in Acta XIX Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici, 816–826.
  • Beehler, Bruce McP. 1985. "Conservation of New Guinea Rainforest Birds." in International Council for Bird Preservation Technical Publication, 233–247.
  • Beehler, Bruce McP. 1985. "Adaptive Significance of Monogamy in the Trumpet Manucode Manucodia keraudrenii (Aves: Paradisaeidae)." in Ornithological Monographs, edited by Gowaty, Patricia Adair and Mock, D. W., 83–99.
  • Beehler, Bruce McP. 1982. "Ecological structuring of forest bird communities in New Guinea." in Biogeography and Ecology of New Guinea: Part One - Seven, edited by Gressitt, J. L., 837–861. Monographiae Biologicae. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.