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. 

  • 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.

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  • Helgen, Kristofer M. 2007. "A taxonomic and geographic overview of the mammals of Papua." in The Ecology of Papua (Ecology of Indonesia series Volume VI, Part One), edited by Marshall, A. J. and Beehler, Bruce McP., Periplus Editions.
  • Miller, Scott E. 2007. "Insects of Papua." in The ecology of Papua, edited by Marshall, Andrew J. and Beehler, Bruce McP., 515–531. Singapore: Periplus.
  • Miller, Scott E. and Holloway, Jeremy D. 1991. "Priorities for conservation research in Papua New Guinea: Non-marine invertebrates." in Conservation and environment in Papua New Guinea: Establishing research priorities, edited by Pearl, Mary, Beehler, Bruce McP, Allison, Allen, and Taylor, Meg., 44–58. Washington, D.C. and New York: Embassy of Papua New Guinea and Wildlife Conservation International.
  • 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.