The Jablonski article is not itself on the topic of pterosaurs to birds. But there are a few points of interest:
1. Jablonski has noted the similarities between specific pterosaurs and specific categories of modern birds. That is something I had noted as well.
2. Jablonski says that pterosaurs "vacated".
In line with what I am saying, the pterosaurs developed into primitive birds - either through anagenesis or cladogenesis followed by extinction of the pterosaurs.
3. It is worth noting that primitive pterosaurs (Rhamphorhynchus) developed into the advanced pterosaurs (Pterodactylus) presumably in the same way.