• Bozó L, Animsimov Y, Heim W (2023) Differences in migration phenology of warblers at two stopover sites in eastern Russia suggest a longitudinal migration pattern. Avian Research []
  • Heim W, Antonov A, Kunz F, Sander MM, Bastardot M, Beermann I, Thomas A, Volkova V (2023) Habitat use, survival and migration of a little-known East Asian endemic, the Yellow-throated Bunting Emberiza elegans. Ecology and Evolution 13: e10030 []
  • Sleptsov Y, Ktitorov P, Round PD, Heim W (2023) Autumn migration tracks of Helopsaltes grasshopper-warblers from Northeast Asia support recent taxonomic assignments. Ecology and Evolution 13: e9932 []


  • Collet L, Heim W (2022) Differences in stopover duration and body mass change among Emberiza buntings during autumn migration in the Russian Far East. Journal of Ornithology 163: 779–789 []
  • Esther A, Schenke D, Heim W (2022) Non-Invasively Collected Fecal Samples as Indicator of Multiple Pesticide Exposure in Wild Birds. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 41: 201-207 []
  • Heim RJ, Heim W, Bültmann H, Kamp J, Rieker D,  Yurtaev A, Hölzel N (2022) Fire disturbance promotes biodiversity of plants, lichens and birds in the Siberian subarctic tundra. Global Change Biology 28: 1048-1062 []
  • Heim RJ, Yurtaev A, Bucharova A, Heim W, Kalchugina V, Knorr K-H, Lampei C, Pechkin A, Schilling D, Sulkarnaev F, Hölzel N (2022) Fire in lichen-rich subarctic tundra changes carbon and nitrogen cycling between ecosystem compartments but has minor effects on stocks. Biogeosciences 19: 2729-2740 []
  • Heim W, Antonov A, Beermann I, Lisovski S, Sander MM, Hahn S (2022) Light-level geolocation reveals unexpected migration route from Russia to the Philippines of a Blue-and-white-Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana. Ornithological Science 21: 121-126 []
  • Heim W, Piironen A, Heim RJ, Piha M, Seimola T, Forsman JT, Laaksonen T (2022) Effects of multiple targeted repelling measures on the behaviour of individually tracked birds in an area of increasing human-wildlife conflict. Journal of Applied Ecology 59: 3027-3037. []
  • Heim W*, Thomas A*, Berner I, Korschefsky T, Hölzel N, Kamp J (2022) Anthropogenic fire patterns affect niche breadth and niche overlap in sympatric songbird species. Science of the Total Environment 833: 155160 []
  • Ktitorov P, Heim W, Kulikova O, Gibson L (2022) Cross the sea where it is narrowest: migrations of Pacific Swifts (Apus pacificus) between Sakhalin (Russia) and Australia. Journal of Ornithology 163: 19-26 []


  • Beermann I, Thomas A, Anisimov Y, Batbayar N, Davaasuren B, Gerasimov Y, Hasebe M, Nakul G, Nergui J, Ktitorov P, Kulikova O, Heim W (2021) Range-wide breeding habitat use of the Critically Endangered Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola after population collapse. Ecology and Evolution 11: 8410-8419 [doi:10.1002/ece3.7668]
  • Eilts H-J, Feuerbach N, Round PD, Bourski OV, Allcock J, Leader PJ, Davaasuren B, Erdenechimeg T, Park J-G, Heim W (2021) Complex post-breeding moult strategies in a songbird migrating along the East Asian flyway, the Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler Locustella certhiola. Ecology and Evolution 11: 11-21 [doi: 10.1002/ece3.7098]
  • Bozó L, Csörgő T, Heim W (2021) Factors controlling the migration phenology of Siberian Phylloscopus species. Journal of Ornithology 162: 53-59 [doi: 10.1007/s10336-020-01805-5]
  • Heim RJ, Heim W, Darman G, Heinken T, Smirenski SM, Hölzel N (2021) Litter removal through fire – a key process for wetland vegetation and ecosystem dynamics. Science of the Total Environment 755: 142659 [doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142659]
  • Heim W, Chan S, Hölzel N, Ktitorov P, Mischenko A, Kamp J (2021) East Asian buntings: ongoing illegal trade and encouraging conservation responses. Conservation Science and Practice 3: e405 [doi: 10.1111/csp2.405]
  • Heim W*, Wobker J*, Schmaljohann H (2021) Sex, age, molt strategy and migration distance explain the phenology of songbirds at a stopover along the East Asian flyway. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 75: 25 [doi:10.1007/s00265-020-02957-3]
  • Yong DL, Heim W, Chowdhury SU, Choi CY, Ktitorov P, Kulikova O, Kondratiev A, Round PD, Allen D, Trainor CR, Gibson L, Szabo JK (2021) The state of migratory landbirds in the East Asian Flyway: distributions, threats, and conservation needs. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 613172 [doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.613172]


  • Bozó L, Csörgő T, Heim W (2020) Stopover duration and body mass change of two Siberian songbird species at a refuelling site in the Russian Far East. Ornithological Science 19(2): 159-166 [doi: 10.2326/osj.19.159]
  • Heim W, Heim RJ, Beermann I, Burkovskiy OA, Gerasimov Y, Ktitorov P, Ozaki K, Panov I, Sander MM, Sjöberg S, Smirenski SM, Thomas A, Tottrup A, Tiunov IM, Willemoes M, Hölzel N, Thorup K, Kamp J (2020) Using geolocator tracking data and ringing archives to validate citizen-science based seasonal predictions of songbird distribution in a data-poor region. Global Ecology and Conservation 24: e01215 [doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01215]
  • Meissner BR, Rodriguez-Vera F, Hawlitschek O, Heim W, Jentzsch M (2020) Incidence of louse flies on birds from the Russian Far East (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) and investigation of the status of some taxa by DNA barcoding. Russian Entomological Journal 29(3): 327-335 [pdf at]
  • Richter R, Heim A, Heim W, Kamp J, Vohland M (2020) Combining multiband remote sensing and hierarchical distance sampling to establish drivers of bird abundance. Remote Sensing 12(1): 38 [doi:10.3390/rs1201003]
  • Sander MM, Heim W, Schmaljohann H (2020) Seasonal and diurnal increases in energy stores in migratory warblers at an autumn stopover site along the Asian-Australasian flyway. Journal of Ornithology 161: 73–87 [doi:10.1007/s10336-019-01701-7]
  • Weissensteiner MH, Bunikis I, Francoijs KJ, Catalán A, Knief U, Heim W, Peona V, Pophaly SD, Sedlazeck FJ, Suh A, Warmuth VM, Wolf JBW (2020) Discovery and population genomics of structural variation in a songbird genus. Nature Communications 11: 3403 [doi: s41467-020-17195-4]


  • Bozó L, Heim W, Trense D, Fetting P, Eilts HJ, Wobker J, Csörgő T (2019) Migration timing of Pallas’s Grasshopper-warbler Locustella certhiola and Lanceolated Warbler L. lanceolata at a stopover site in the Russian Far East. Ornithological Science 18(2): 177–181 [doi:10.2326/osj.18.177]
  • Bozó L, Heim W, Anisimov Y, Csörgő T (2019) Seasonal morphological differences indicate possible loop migration in two, but not in another four, Siberian passerines. Forktail 35: 12-19 [pdf at]
  • De Jong A, Torniainen J, Bourski OV, Heim W, Edenius L (2019) Tracing the origin of vagrant Siberian songbirds with stable isotopes: the case of Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) in Fennoscandia. Ornis Fennica 96: 90–99 [pdf at]
  • Frommhold M, Heim A, Barabanov M, Maier F, Mühle RU, Smirenski SM, Heim W (2019) Breeding habitat and nest site selection by an obligatory “nest-cleptoparasite”, the Amur Falcon Falco amurensis. Ecology and Evolution 9(24): 14430–14441 [doi:10.1002/ece3.5878]
  • Heim RJ, Hölzel N, Heinken T, Kamp J, Thomas A, Darman GF, Smirenski SM,  Heim W (2019) Post-burn and long-term fire effects on plants and birds in floodplain wetlands of the Russian Far East. Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 1611–1628 [doi:10.1007/s10531-019-01746-3]
  • Heim W, Trense D, Heim A, Kamp J, Smirenski SM, Wink M, Wulf T (2019) Discovery of a new breeding population of the Vulnerable Swinhoe’s Rail Coturnicops exquisitus confirmed by genetic analysis. Bird Conservation International 29: 454–462 [doi:10.1017/S0959270918000138]


  • Bozó L, Csörgő T, Heim W (2018) Weather conditions affect spring and autumn migration of Siberian leaf warblers. Avian Research 9: 33 [doi:10.1186/s40657-018-0126-5]
  • Bozó L, Heim W, Csörgő T (2018) Habitat use of Siberian warbler species at a stopover site in Far Eastern Russia. Ringing & Migration 33(1): 31–35 [doi:10.1080/03078698.2018.1446889]
  • Heim W, Eccard JA, Bairlein F (2018) Migration phenology determines niche use of East Asian buntings (Emberizidae) during stopover. Current Zoology 64(6): 681–692 [doi:10.1093/cz/zoy016]
  • Heim W, Pedersen L, Heim RJ, Kamp J, Smirenski SM, Thomas A, Tottrup A, Thorup K (2018) Full annual cycle tracking of a small songbird, the Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope, along the East Asian flyway. Journal of Ornithology 159(4): 893–899 [doi:10.1007/s10336-018-15]


  • Edenius L, Choi CY, Heim W, Jaakkonen T, de Jong A, Ozaki K, Roberge JM (2017) The next common and widespread bunting to go? Global population decline in the Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica. Bird Conservation International 27(1): 35–44 [doi:10.1017/S0959270916000046]
  • Heim W, Smirenski SM (2017) The importance of Muraviovka Park/Far East Russia for endangered bird species on regional, national and international scale based on observations from 2011-2016. Forktail 33: 77–83 [pdf at]
  • Heim W, Trense D, Sokolova GV, Kitagawa T (2017) Increased Populations of Endangered Cranes After Amur River Flood. Waterbirds 40(3): 282–288 [doi:10.1675/063.040.0309]
  • Sander MM, Eccard JA, Heim W (2017) Flight range estimation of migrant Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus on the East Asian Flyway. Bird Study 64(4): 569–572 [doi:10.1080/00063657.2017.1409696]
  • Tritsch C, Martens J, Sun YH, Heim W, Strutzenberger P, Päckert M (2017) Improved sampling at the subspecies level solves a taxonomic dilemma -a case study of two enigmatic Chinese tit species (Aves, Passeriformes, Paridae, Poecile). Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution 107: 538–550 [doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.12.014]

2016 – 2012

  • Bozó L, Heim W (2016) Sex-specific migration of Phylloscopus warblers at a stopover site in Far Eastern Russia. Ringing & Migration 31(1): 41–46 [doi:10.1080/03078698.2016.1195213]
  • Fetting P, Thorn S, Päckert M, Heim W (2016) First record of Yellow-bellied Tit Periparus venustulus in Russia suggests a significant range extension of a species formerly endemic to China. Forktail 32: 88–90 [pdf at]
  • Päckert M, Hering J, Fuchs E, Barthel P, Heim W (2014) Genetic barcoding confirms first breeding record of the Yellow Bittern, Ixobrychus sinensis,(Aves: Pelecaniformes, Ardeidae) in the Western Palearctic. Vertebrate Zoology 64(2): 251–260 [pdf at]
  • Heim W, Smirenski SM, Siegmund A, Eidam F (2012) Results of an autumnal bird ringing project at Muraviovka Park/Amur region in 2011. Avian Ecology and Behaviour 21: 27–40 [pdf at]

*joint first authorship

Other Publications

  • Antonov AI, Babynka MS, Heim W, Kvartalnov PV, Opaev AS, Katlovskaya IS, Dombrovskaya YV, Volkova VV, Svetlakov AN (2022) Results of 18 years of bird ringing at Khingansky nature reserve. Collection of articles of the IX All-Russian (national) scientific and practical conference, Sochi, 2022 9: 32-39 [in Russian] [pdf at]
  • Anisimova VI, Anisimov YA, Bastardot M, Heim W (2019) First observation of Swinhoe’s Rail Coturnicops exquisitus in the delta of Selenga river. Baikal Zoological Journal 2(25): 112–113 [in Russian]
  • Kapitonova LV, Dugintsov VA, Averin AA, Zhu B, Antonov AI, Heim W (2018) Azure tit (Cyanistes cyanus) in the Amur and Jewish Autonomous Regions. Regional problems 21(2): 22–32 [in Russian]
  • Hering H, Fuchs E, Heim W, Steinheimer FD, Winkler H (2018) Ein Leben unter dem Meeresspiegel – Der Siwarohrsänger. Der Falke 65(2): 14–20
  • Bozó L, Heim W, Csörgö T (2017) Trapping and ringing Pallas’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus at the Muraviovka Park, Amur region, Far East Russia. BirdingASIA 28: 67–70
  • Dugintsov VA, Antonov AI, Babykina MS, Heim W (2017) On the revival of the breeding population of Eurasian Coot in Amur region. Amurian Zoological Journal 9(3)
  • Wulf T, Heim W, Thomas A (2017) Mysterious calls from the swamp: the song of the Vulnerable Swinhoe’s Rail Coturnicops exquisitus. BirdingASIA 27: 49–53
  • Heim W (2017) Population declines in eastern Palaearctic passerines. Vogelwelt 137: 181–183
  • Bozó L, Heim W, Harnos A, Csörgö T (2016) Can we explain vagrancy in Europe with the autumn migration phenology of Siberian warbler species in East Russia ? Ornis Hungarica 24(1): 150–171
  • Heim W (2016) Das Amur Bird Project: Vogelberingung in Fern Ost Russland. Berichte der Vogelwarte Hiddensee 23: 104–106
  • Heim W (2016) A survey of breeding waterbird communities on lakes and other waterbodies on the middle reaches of the Amur River valley near Blagoveshensk, Amur province, Far East Russia. BirdingASIA 25: 98–103
  • Heim W, Thomas A, Wulf T (2016) Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus and Chinese Paradise Flycatcher Tersiphone paradisi incei at Muraviovka Park, Far East Russia: First records for the Amur region. Amurian Zoological Journal 8(3): 217–222
  • Suanjak M, Heim W (2016) Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus numbers on the increase at Muraviovka Park, Far East Russia. BirdingASIA 25: 44–46
  • Wulf T, Heim W (2016) Entdeckung des Gesangs der Mandschurenralle Coturnicops exquisitus und Vorkommen im Muraviovka Park (Fern-Ost-Russland). Vogelwarte 54(4): 412
  • Bozó L, Heim W (2015) Trapping and Ringing Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes, Muraviovka Park, Amur region, Far East Russia. BirdingAsia 23: 118–120
  • Flöter E, Hallfarth T, Heim W, Hering J, Kronbach D, Ritz M, Zischewski M (2015) Ornithologische Beobachtungen 2012 in Sachsen. Vögel in Sachsen 2: 4–110
  • Heim W, Eidam F, Smirenski SM (2015) Breeding records of Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis and Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus at the northern limit of their Asian range. BirdingAsia 23: 60–62
  • Schröder JE, Meffert P, Heim W (2015) Zugphänologie und Rastökologie des Rubinkehlchens Luscinia calliope in Fernost Russland. Vogelwarte 53(4): 400–402
  • Flöter E, Hallfarth T, Heim W, Hering J, Kronbach D, Ritz M, Zischewski M (2014) Ornithologische Beobachtungen 2011 in Sachsen. Vögel in Sachsen 1: 4–102
  • Flöter E, Hallfarth T, Heim W, Hering J, Kronbach D, Ritz M, Zischewski M (2013) Ornithologische Beobachtungen 2010 in Sachsen. Rundschr. Ver. Sächs. Ornithol. 36: 6–107
  • Heim W (2013) Ein neuer Fall einer Mischbrut zwischen Wendehals Jynx torquilla und Kohlmeise Parus major Mitt. Ver. Sächs. Ornithol. 11: 120–122
  • Heim W, Smirenski SM (2013) The Amur Bird Project at Muraviovka Park in Far-eastern Russia. BirdingAsia 19: 31–33
  • Heim W, Wolanska K, Siegmund A, Schuster U (2013) Possible breeding of Baer´s Poachard Aythya baeri at Muraviovka Park, Far East Russia. BirdingAsia 20: 64–66
  • Hering J, Fuchs E, Heim W, Eilts HJ, Barthel PH, Päckert M (2013) Die Chinadommel Ixobrychus sinensis am Roten Meer in Ägypten – erste Nachweise eines übersehenen westpaläarktischen Brutvogels. Limicola 26: 253–278
  • Hering J, Heim W, Fuchs E, Eilts HJ (2013) Aberrant Clamorous Reed Warbler at Nile Delta, Egypt, in April 2012. Dutch Birding 35: 190–193
  • Hering J, Heim W, Fuchs E, Eilts HJ, Ibrahim H (2013) New information on the Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris in Egypt. Dutch Birding 35: 23–27
  • Flöter E, Hallfarth T, Heim W, Hering J, Kronbach D, Ritz M, Zischewski M (2012) Ornithologische Beobachtungen 2009 in Sachsen. Rundschr. Ver. Sächs. Ornithol. 45: 6–76
  • Heim W, Heim A (2012) Totfund eines Birkhuhns Tetrao tetrix auf dem Fichtelberg/Erzgebirge. Mitt. Ver. Sächs. Ornithol. 10: 679–680
  • Heim W, Mehner N (2012) Wohnungsnot im Tagebau: Außergewöhnliche Brutplätze der Kohlmeise Parus major. Mitt. Ver. Sächs. Ornithol. 10: 684–686
  • Flöter E, Hallfarth T, Heim W, Hering J, Kronbach D, Ulbricht J, Zischewski M (2011): Ornithologische Beobachtungen 2007 und 2008 in Sachsen. Rundschr. Ver. Sächs. Ornithol. 34: 1–120
  • Heim W (2011) Neue Brutnachweise nadelbaumbewohnender Singvogelarten in der Stadt Leipzig. Mitteilungen des Ornithologischen Vereins zu Leipzig e.V. 18: 74–78