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  1. Fernández-Gómez, R. A., Ku-Peralta, W., Botero-Restrepo, D., Niño Rodríguez, N., Laverde-R, O., Pantoja-Sánchez, H. E., Bravo, G. A., Álvarez-Rebolledo, M., Marín-Gómez, O. H., Duque, F. G., & Ocampo-Peñuela, N. (2023). La voz de nuestras aves: contribuciones de la bioacústica a la ornitología colombiana. Ornitología Colombiana, (23), 3–30.

  2. Şekercioğlu,  Ç. H., Sutherland,  W.J., Buechley, E.R.., Li, B.V., Ocampo-Peñuela, N., & Mahamued,  B. A. 2023. Editorial: Avian biodiversity collapse in the Anthropocene: drivers and consequences. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11,

  3. Soto-Patiño,J., Certuche-Cubillos, K., Díaz-Cárdenas, J., Garzón-Lozano, D., Guzmán-Moreno,  E., Niño-Rodríguez, N.,, Pérez-Amaya,  N. & N. Ocampo-Peñuela. 2023. The once-invisible legacy of Elizabeth L. Kerr, a naturalist in the early 20th century, and her contributions to Colombian ornithology, Ornithological Applications, 2023;, duad006, (Please email for PDF) 

  4. Soares, L., Cockle, K.L., Ruelas Inzunza, E., (...), Ocampo-Peñuela, N, (...). 2023. Neotropical ornithology: Reckoning with historical assumptions, removing systemic barriers, and reimagining the future. Ornithological Applications, 2023;, duac046, (Please email for PDF).

  5. Echeverri, A*., Guzman, L. M.*, Heredia, S.*, Ocampo-Peñuela, N.*, & Umaña, M. N.* 2022. Renegotiating identities in international academic careers. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 6(12), 1796-1798. *Equally contributing authors.(PDF)

  6. Ocampo-Peñuela, N*., Suárez-Castro, A. F.*, Díaz-Timoté, J. J., Gómez-Valencia, B., Olaya-Rodríguez, M. H., Sánchez-Clavijo, L. M., & Correa-Ayram, C. A. 2022. Increased exposure of Colombian birds to rapidly expanding human footprint. Environmental Research Letters, 17(11), 114050. *Equally contributing authors. (PDF)

  7. Múnera-Roldán C & Ocampo-Peñuela N. 2022. The value of standing forests for birds and people in a biodiversity hotspot. PLOS Climate 1(11): e0000093. (PDF)

  8. Buřivalová, Z., Rosin, C., Buchner, J., Radeloff, V.C.,& Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2022. Conservation responsibility for bird species in tropical logged forests. Conservation Letters, e12903. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12903. (PDF).

  9. Huang R.M., Medina W, Brooks T.M., Butchart S.H.M., Fitzpatrick J.W., Hermes C., Jenkins, C.N., Johnston, A., Lebbin, D.J., Li, B.V., Ocampo-Peñuela, N., Parr, M., Wheatley, H., Wiedenfield, D.A., Wood, C., & Pimm, S. 2021. Batch-produced, GIS-informed range maps for birds based on provenanced, crowd-sourced data inform conservation assessments. PLoS ONE 16(11): e0259299. (PDF)

  10. Gómez, C., Cadena, C. D., Cuervo, A. M. ., Díaz-Cárdenas, J. ., García-Cardona, F. ., Niño-Rodríguez, N. ., Ocampo-Peñuela, N. ., Ocampo, D. ., Seeholzer, G. ., Sierra-Ricaurte, A. ., & Soto-Patiño, J. Reexpedición Colombia: Entender el pasado para empoderar acciones que fortalezcan el conocimiento y conservación de las aves. Biota Colombiana, 23(1), e984. (PDF

  11. Brown BB, Santos S, Ocampo-Peñuela N. 2021. Bird-window collisions: Mitigation efficacy and risk factors across two years. PeerJ 9:e11867. (PDF)

  12. Sánchez-Clavijo, L.M., Martínez-Callejas, S.J., Acevedo-Charry, O., Diaz-Pulido, A., Gómez-Valencia, B., Ocampo-Peñuela, N., Ocampo, D., Olaya-Rodríguez, M.H., Rey-Velasco, J.C., Soto-Vargas, C. and Ochoa-Quintero, J.M., 2021. Differential reporting of biodiversity in two citizen science platforms during COVID-19 lockdown in Colombia. Biological Conservation, 256. (Please email for PDF).

  13. Bates, A., R. Primack (...), Ocampo-Peñuela, N. (...), C. Duarte. 2021. Global COVID-19 lockdown highlights humans as both threats and custodians of the environment. Biological Conservation 263. (Please email for PDF).

  14. Ocampo-Peñuela, N., J. Garcia-Ulloa, I. Kornecki, C.D. Philipson, & J. Ghazoul. 2020. Impacts of four decades of forest loss on vertebrate functional habitat on Borneo. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 3, 53 (PDF).

  15. Brooks, T.M., S.L. Pimm, R.H. Akçakaya, G.M. Buchanan, S.H.M. Butchart, W. Foden, C. Hilton-Taylor, M. Hoffmann, C.N. Jenkins, L. Joppa, B.V. Li, V. Menon, N. Ocampo-Peñuela, C. Rondini. 2019. Measuring terrestrial Area of Habitat (AOH) and its utility for the IUCN Red List. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. (PDF).

  16. Winton, R. S. and Ocampo‐Peñuela, N. 2018. How to realize social and conservation benefits from ecotourism in post‐conflict contexts. Biotropica. . doi:10.1111/btp.12594 (Please email for PDF).

  17. Ocampo-Peñuela, N., J. Garcia-Ulloa, J. Ghazoul, A. Etter. 2018. Quantifying impacts of oil palm expansion on Colombia's threatened biodiversity. Biological Conservation (224): 117-121, (Please email for PDF). - In the news: Mongabay, El Espectador

  18. Winton RS, Ocampo-Peñuela N, Cagle N. 2018. Geo-referencing bird-window collisions for targeted mitigation. PeerJ 6:e4215. (PDF)

  19. Ocampo-Peñuela N. & R.S. Winton. 2017. Economic and conservation potential of bird-watching tourism in postconflict Colombia. Tropical Conservation Science 10:1-6. (PDF) - In the news: El TiempoMongabay, NatGeo Voices, Mongabay Latam, Voices for Biodiversity

  20. Hager, S., B. Cosentino, (...), N. Ocampo-Peñuela, (...). 2017. Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America. Biological Conservation 212 (A): 209-215. (Please email for PDF).

  21. Wittig, T. W., N. L. Cagle, N. Ocampo-Peñuela, R. Scott Winton, E. Zambello, and Z. Lichtneger. 2017. Species traits and local abundance affect bird-window collision frequency. Avian Conservation and Ecology 12(1):17. (PDF).

  22. Pimm, S.L., G. Harris, C.N. Jenkins, N. Ocampo-Peñuela, B.V. Li. 2017. Unfulfilled promise of data-driven approaches: response to Peterson et al. 2016. Conservation Biology 31(4): 944-947. (Please email for PDF)

  23. Ocampo-Peñuela N., CN Jenkins, V. Vijay, BV. Li, SL. Pimm. 2016.  Incorporating explicit geospatial data shows more species at risk of extinction than the current Red List. Science Advances  2 (11), e1601367
    DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601367. (PDF) - In the news: Science Magazine, Audubon MagazineEurekAlert!,New Scientist , NSFThe Verge, International Business TimesNational Geographic, Mongabay, Truth-out, Smithsonian News, Duke's The ChronicleMashable, Science Daily , Magazine Good Planet, El Tiempo en ColombiaOEco in Brazil, O Estado de São Paulo, The Daily Mail UK, Aussie Network News, Folha De S.Paulo, Nature World News, I4U NewsMetro (French), Sky (Italian)Russian, Romanian, (Chinese), Orange (French), Futurism, The Indian ExpressLe Temps (French), Science et Avenirs (French)ALERT Blog, Science World Report, Focus Italy (Italian), Post Online Media, The Free Press Journal, Deccan Herald,,, La Vanguardia (Spanish), Care2Economia y Negocios (Spanish),

  24. Li BV, Hughes AC, Jenkins CN, Ocampo-Peñuela N, Pimm SL (2016) Remotely Sensed Data Informs Red List Evaluations and Conservation Priorities in Southeast Asia. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160566. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160566. (PDF)

  25. Ocampo-Peñuela, N., L. Peñuela-Recio & A. Ocampo-Durán. 2016. Decals prevent bird-window collisions at residences: a successful case study from Colombia. Ornitología Colombiana 15: e84-e91. (PDF)

  26. Ocampo-Peñuela, N., R.S. Winton, C. Wu, E. Zambello, T. Wittig & N. Cagle. 2015. Patterns of bird-window collisions inform mitigation on a university campus. PeerJ 4:e1652; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1652. (PDFPeerJ Author interview)

  27. Ocampo-Peñuela, N & S.L. Pimm. 2015. Elevational ranges of montane birds and deforestation in the Western Andes of Colombia. PLoS ONE 10(12):e0143311. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143311. (PDF)

  28. Ocampo-Peñuela, N & S.L. Pimm. 2015. Bird conservation would complement landslide prevention in the Central Andes of Colombia. PeerJ  3:e779; DOI 10.7717/peerj.779. (PDF)

  29. Ocampo-Peñuela, N & S.L. Pimm. 2014. Setting practical conservation priorities for birds in the Western Andes of Colombia. Conservation Biology 28(5): 1260-1270. (Please email for PDF) 

  30. Ocampo-Peñuela, N & A. Etter. 2013. Contribution of different forest types to the bird community of a savanna landscape in Colombia. Neotropical Ornithology 24: 35-53. (PDF)

  31. Farji-Brener, A.G., N. Morueta-Holme, F. Chinchilla, B. Willink, N. Ocampo-Peñuela & G. Bruner. 2012. Leaf-cutting ants as road engineers: the width of trails at branching points in Atta cephalotes. Insectes Sociaux: International Journal for the Study of Social Arthropods 59: 389-394. (PDF)

  32. Agudelo, L., J. Moreno, & N. Ocampo-Peñuela. 2010. Colisiones de aves contra ventanales en un campus universitario de Bogotá, Colombia. Ornitología Colombiana 10: 3-10.(PDF

  33. Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2010. El fenómeno de la migración en aves: una mirada desde la Orinoquia. Orinoquia 14 (2):188-200. (PDF

  34. Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2010. Contribución de los elementos boscosos del paisaje a la avifauna de un bioma de sabana en San Martín (Meta, Colombia). Thesis Summary. Ornitología Colombiana 9:79.

  35. Castro-Lima, F. & N. Ocampo-Peñuela. 2010. Primer registro del Jilguero Cara Amarilla (FRINGILLIDAE: Carduelis yarrellii) en Colombia. Ornitología Colombiana 10: 69-71. (PDF)

  36. Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2006. Comparación de la avifauna de tres sistemas de producción en los Llanos Orientales de Colombia. Rev. Est. Investig. Ecotono Ecol. Bio. Soc. 4: 6-14. (PDF)

Research papers



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  2. Ocampo-Peñuela, N., G.H. Kattan, & G. Cadena. 2014. Grallaria alleni, in: Renjifo, L.M., Gomez, M.F., Velasquez-Tibata, J., Amaya-Villareal, A.M., Kattan, G.H., Amaya-Espinel, J.D., & Burbano-Giron, J. 2014. Libro rojo de aves de Colombia, Volumen I: bosques húmedos de los Andes y la costa Pacífica. Editorial Pontifica Universidad Javeriana e Instituto Alexander von Humboldt. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.


  4. Kattan, G.H., G. Cadena, & N. Ocampo-Peñuela. 2014. Grallaria milleri, in: Renjifo, L.M., Gomez, M.F., Velasquez-Tibata, J., Amaya-Villareal, A.M., Kattan, G.H., Amaya-Espinel, J.D., & Burbano-Giron, J. 2014. Libro rojo de aves de Colombia, Volumen I: bosques húmedos de los Andes y la costa Pacífica. Editorial Pontifica Universidad Javeriana e Instituto Alexander von Humboldt. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.


  6. Castaño-Hernández, J. & Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2014. Ampelion rufaxilla, in: Renjifo, L.M., Gomez, M.F., Velasquez-Tibata, J., Amaya-Villareal, A.M., Kattan, G.H., Amaya-Espinel, J.D., & Burbano-Giron, J. 2014. Libro rojo de aves de Colombia, Volumen I: bosques húmedos de los Andes y la costa Pacífica. Editorial Pontifica Universidad Javeriana e Instituto Alexander von Humboldt. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.


  8. Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2014. Bucco noanamae, in: Renjifo, L.M., Gomez, M.F., Velasquez-Tibata, J., Amaya-Villareal, A.M., Kattan, G.H., Amaya-Espinel, J.D., & Burbano-Giron, J. 2014. Libro rojo de aves de Colombia, Volumen I: bosques húmedos de los Andes y la costa Pacífica. Editorial Pontifica Universidad Javeriana e Instituto Alexander von Humboldt. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.


  10. Múnera, C., N. Ocampo-Peñuela, J. Castaño, D. Calderón, R. Schiele & I. Macías. 2011. Travel Guide for Birdwatching Places in Colombia. Proexport Colombia. 93p. (PDF)


  12. Peñuela, L., F. Castro & N. Ocampo-Peñuela. 2011. Las Reservas Naturales del Nodo Orinoquia en su rol de conservación de la biodiversidad. Fundación Horizonte Verde y Resnatur. Colombia. 104p. (PDF)


  14. Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2010. Editor. Mecanismos de conservación privada: una opción viable en Colombia. Grupo Colombiano Interinstitucional de Herramientas de Conservación Privada. Bogotá, Colombia. 112p. (PDF)


Books and book chapters
Other publications

Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2022. Colombia, el destino de aviturismo más grande en el mundo. Revista Digital Quarks - Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, Colombia 2 (No. 2), 27-34. (PDF)

Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2021. Investigar en Colombia: Re-expedición Colombia - Un sueño compartido. Boletín Colombiano de Biología Evolutiva 9(No. 1), 19-23. (PDF)

Pardo, L. E., & Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2019. Contexto actual del impacto ambiental de la palma de aceite en Colombia. Revista Palmas, 40(No. 3), 79-88. (PDF)

Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2017. Conservación de aves en los bosques andinos de Colombia. Voices for Biodiversity. (Link).

Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2017. Agua, aves y prevención de derrumbes: tres servicios ecosistémicos, una estrategia. Decision Point en Español Edición 3, University of Queensland. (PDF)

Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2016. Cuáles aves conservamos primero?. Decision Point en Español Edición 2, University of Queensland. (PDF)

Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2016. Bird conservation along Colombia's Andean forests. Voices of Biodiversity. (Link)

Ocampo-Peñuela, N. 2015. Book review: A walk in the forest. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30 (9): 512.

Ocampo-Peñuela, N. & S. Winton. 2015. Open Mic: Bird-window collisions and "green" buildings on Duke's campus. American Birding Association Blog. (Blog)


Ocampo-Peñuela, N. & S. Winton. 2015. Bird-window collisions: A crash course for Duke University. North Carolina Wildlifer. p 15-17. (PDF)



Oral presentations at conferences
Poster presentations at conferences

2019 – Global Land Programme IV Open Science Meeting (Bern, Switzerland)

2018 – European Conference for Tropical Ecology (Paris, France) – Best oral presentation award​

2017 - SEARRP Science Meeting (Cambridge, UK), LIV Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (Merida, Mexico), XXVIII International Congress for Conservation Biology (Cartagena, Colombia), 1st Workshop for ICARUS users (Konstanz, Germany)

2015 – LII Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (Hawai’i, USA)


2014 – IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología (Cartagena, Colombia)


2013 – L Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (San Jose, Costa Rica),  XXVI International Congress for Conservation Biology (Baltimore, USA).


2008 – XXI Encuentro Nacional de Ornitología (Tolima, Colombia)




2011. Student Conference on Conservation Science. New York. Poster: “The hottest spot for bird conservation in Colombia”.



Invited talks
  • 2020 - Sociedad Caldense de Ornitología: "Prioridades de conservación de aves en bosques colombianos"; Birds Colombia: "Charlas Pajareras"

  • 2019 - University of Copenhaguen: “Oil palm impacts on biodiversity: the importance of context”.  

  • 2018 – Universidad de los Llanos: “Birdwatching tourism and its potential in Colombia”; Instituto Alexander von Humboldt: “Economic and conservation tourism of birdwatching tourism in post-conflict Colombia”.

  • 2016 - New Hope and Forsyth Audubon Societies: "Bird-window collisions and mitigation on Duke University".

  • 2015 – Duke Conservation Society Symposium: “Bird-window collisions and LEED-certified buildings” (Duke University – Durham, NC, USA); NCSU Chapter of International Society of Tropical Foresters: “Forest conservation in Colombia: a bird’s eye-view” (NCSU – Raleigh, NC, USA).

  • 2014 – Chapel Hill Bird Club: “Bird conservation research in Colombia: my experiences” (Chapel Hill, NC, USA).

  • 2013 – New Hope Audubon Society: “Birds of Colombia: a bite of paradise” (Chapel Hill, NC, USA).

  • 2012 – Fulbright Enrichment Seminar:  “Finding the hottest spot for bird conservation in Colombia” (Seattle, WA, USA).



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