Timothy   Brush

Professor  

Office: ESCNE 2.348
Phone: (956) 665-2921
Email: timothy.brush@utrgv.edu

Dr. Tim Brush

Teaching embryology and ornithology courses and doing ornithological research at UTPA/UTRGV since Fall 1991





Selected Publications


  • John Brush, Alexis Racelis, and Timothy Brush. "The breeding bird community of a remnant urban woodland in McAllen, Texas," Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 50, (November 2017): 8-18.

  • Timothy Brush and John Brush. "Habitat use, sympatry, and competition in Carolina (Thryothorus ludovicianus) and Spot-breasted (Pheugopedius maculipectis) Wrens ," Half a Century of Ornithology in Texas: The Legacy of Dr. Keith Arnold. Houston, Texas: Miscellaneous Publications of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 7, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017: 66-71.

  • John Brush, Timothy Brush, Mayra Oyervides, and Michael Forstner. "Pseudemys gorzugi (Rio Grande Cooter)," Herpetological Review 48, no. 1 (March 2017): 124.

  • Timothy Brush and Mark Conway. "Subspecific and breeding status of the Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Hidalgo County, Texas," The Southwestern Naturalist 61, no. 4 (December 2016): 321-324.

  • Scott Werner, Sallie Hejl, and Timothy Brush. "Nesting ecology of the Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet (Camptostoma imberbe) in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, U.S.A.," Ornitologia Neotropical 26, (March 2015): 89-101.

  • E Miller, S Wagner, J Klavins, and Timothy Brush. "Remarkable becard displays of unknown function," Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127, no. 1 (March 2015): 123-126.

  • M Janecka and Timothy Brush. "Differential response by bronzed cowbirds to songs of potential hosts in South Texas," The Southwestern Naturalist 59, no. 4 (December 2014): 554-559.

  • Timothy Brush. "Painted Redstart in South Texas, 2013-2014," Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 47, (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014): 41-44.

  • Timothy Brush and Mark Conway. "Range expansion of Clay-Colored Thrush (Turdus grayi) in Texas," North American Birds 65, (2012): 700-703.

  • Timothy Brush. Essential Ornithology. Auk, 128, 2011: 433.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Kathleen Lynch. Developmental neuro-ecology of species recognition and social learning in avian brood parasites, National Science Foundation, $611,929.00 ( )

  • Timothy Brush. Riparian corridor re-vegetation/restoration design in the Tamaulipan Brushlands, US Fish and Wildlife Service, $75,000.00 (January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2014)

  • Timothy Brush. Study of declining birds of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico, $34,018.00 (2001 - 2003)

  • Timothy Brush. Study of Audubon's Oriole distribution and habitat use in southern Texas and northeastern Mexico, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, $10,000.00 (2000 - 2002)

  • Timothy Brush. Faculty Research Council Grant, $1,450.00 ( 2000)



Selected Presentations


  • Timothy Brush and John Brush. "Avian use of mature and revegetated riparian woodlands in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas," American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, American Ornithological Society, Tucson, Arizona (April 2018)

  • John Brush, Alexis Racelis, and Timothy Brush. "Pattern and structure of a suburban bird community in subtropical South Texas," American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, American Ornithological Society, Tucson, Arizona (April 2018)

  • Samuel Ortiz, Jennifer Baez, Ivy Hinson, Saul Del Monte, Timothy Brush, and Christopher Gabler. "How do urban habitat features and community gardens influence bird diversity?," UTRGV Graduate Research Symposium, Brownsville (February 2018)

  • John Brush, Timothy Brush, and Alexis Racelis. "Avian Communities in an Urbanizing Region: Abundance Patterns and Effects of Local Habitat Features," 71st Annual Meeting, Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society, Weslaco, TX (February 2017)

  • Timothy Brush. "Nesting birds of a tropical frontier," Laredo Birding Festival, Laredo, Texas (February 2016)

  • Timothy Brush. "Changing birdlife of a tropical frontier," 8th Bird Working Group Meeting of the International Council for Archeozoology, UTRGV, UTRGV campus, Edinburg (January 2016)

  • Timothy Brush and John Brush. "Use of mature and revegetated woodlands by breeding birds in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas," TXSER 2015 annual conference, Texas Society for Ecological Restoration, San Antonio, TX (November 2015)

  • Timothy Brush and John Brush. "Nesting associations of orioles and becards in Yucatan, Mexico," American Ornithologists' Union annual meeting, 2015, American Ornithologists' Union, Norman, Oklahoma (July 2015)

  • Timothy Brush and Teresa Feria. "Habitat use by birds of mature and revegetated tracts along the Lower Rio Grande," Gulf Prairies Landscape Conservation Cooperative, webinar (May 2015)

  • John Brush, Timothy Brush, and Teresa Feria Arroyo. "Forest restoration and its effect on birds in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.," Texas Academy of Science, San Antonio, TX (March 2015)

Current Courses

BIOL 6285 08 - Graduate Research:
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BIOL 3407 A - Comparative Embryology:
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BIOL 4412 01 - Ornithology:
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BIOL 4412 A - Ornithology:
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BIOL 3407 01 - Comparative Embryology:
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