Staff Spotlight

Dr. Tom Webber

Tom Webber portraitOrnithology Collections Manager
350 Dickinson Hall
Museum Road & Newell Drive
GainesvilleFL 32611



Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Florida, 1984

Complete Curriculum Vitae

Florida Museum Ornithology


Research Interests

Bird sounds, jays


Representative Publications

J. W. Hardy, R. J. Raitt, J. Orejuela, T. A. Webber, and B. Edinger. 1975. First observation of the Orange-breasted Falcon in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Condor 77:512.

J. W. Hardy and T. A. Webber. 1975. A Critical List of Type Specimens of Birds in the Moore Laboratory of Zoology at Occidental College. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Co. Contributions in Science 273:1-25.

T. A. Webber. 1980. Eastern coachwhip predation on juvenile Scrub Jays. Fla. Field Nat. 8:29-30.

J. W. Hardy, T. A. Webber, and R. J. Raitt. 1981. Communal Social Biology of the Southern San Blas Jay. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum (Biological Sciences) 26:203-264.

T.A. Webber and W. Post. 1983. Breeding Seaside Sparrows in captivity. Pages 153-162 In The Seaside Sparrow, its Biology and Management (T. L. Quay, J. B. Funderburg, D. S. Lee, E. F. Potter, and C. F. Robbins Eds.). Occasional Papers of the North Carolina Biological Survey, Raleight, North Carolina.

T. A. Webber. 1983. Allopreening by Brown-headed Cowbirds. Condor 85:249-250.

T. Webber. 1985. Songs, displays, and other behavior at a courtship gathering of Blue-black Grassquits. Condor 87:543-546.

T. Webber and R. A. Stefani. 1990. Evidence for vocal learning by a Scrub Jay. Auk 107:202-204.

T. Webber and J. L. Brown. 1994. Natural History of the Unicolored Jay in Chiapas, Mexico. Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology 5:135-160.

T. Webber and C. T. Collins. 1995. Recordings verify that Vaux's Swifts visit Florida in winter. Florida Field Naturalist 23:25-29.

T. Webber. 1996. West Indian Cave Swallow. Pages 341-347 In Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida, Volume V, Birds (J. A. Rodgers, Jr., H. W. Kale II, and H. T. Smith, Eds.). University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

T. Webber. 1996. Florida Prairie Warbler. Pages 633-643 In Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida, Volume V, Birds (J. A. Rodgers, Jr., H. W. Kale II, and H .T. Smith, Eds.). University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

A. M. Kent, T. Webber, and D. W. Steadman. 1999. Distribution, relative abundance, and prehistory of birds on the Taraco Peninsula, Bolivian altiplano. Ornitología Neotropical 10:151-178.

A. W. Kratter, T. Webber, T. Taylor, and D. W. Steadman. 2002. New Specimen-based Records of Florida Birds. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 43:111-161.