Many of the insectivorous songbird species that winter in the tropics are dependent on large unbroken tracts of forest during the breeding season. These species are disappearing from localities where forests are becoming fragmented. By long-range planning, managers can prevent local extinctions of these area-sensitive birds through use of such techniques as management in large units, retention of connecting corridors, and prevention of excessive isolation of forest fragments. Edge conditions can be provided, where appropriate to meet the needs of upland game species.
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Effect of forest fragmentation on bird populations
U.S. Forest Service
St. Paul, MN
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
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Other Government Series
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Management of North Central and Northeastern Forests for Nongame Birds, Proceedings of the Workshop.