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Population dynamics of neotropical migratory birds using agriculture-forest mosaics in Campeche, Mexico

Title and abstract are also in Spanish. OCLC 34281491
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Edited by:
Marcia H. Wilson, Steven A. Sader

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Abstract

In many areas of the tropics, forests are being converted to agriculture and other uses at a rapid rate. Previous research has documented that forest-breeding migratory birds are distributed across a wide variety of habitat types during midwinter. However, to evaluate the relative importance of different habitat types to wintering birds, we need to examine habitat-specific estimates of survival. During the winter of 1992-1993, mist nets, observations of individually marked birds and point counts were used to sample bird populations in a pasture-forest mosaic in southern Mexico. Sampling was conducted four times throughout the winter on a total of six grids. Twenty nets were run for two days in each grid. A total of 129 species were captured and 3,585 individuals banded. Neotropical migrants made up 31% of the species captured and 47% of the individuals banded. The banding data were used to estimate species richness for permanent and winter residents in different habitats and at different time periods. Capture-recapture models were used to estimate overwintering survival for selected species.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Population dynamics of neotropical migratory birds using agriculture-forest mosaics in Campeche, Mexico
Series number:
727
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station.
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
viii, 288
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
257 (abs)