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Habitat size and bird community management

Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to review the results in the literature that show the effect of area of forest on nesting migratory bird species, and to present the results of additional field work that we have conducted in forest habitats in western Maryland. These results indicate the area sensitivity of many long distance migrants. Because 80 to 95 percent of the breeding birds in the northeastern deciduous forest are neotropical migrants, the changes in bird species composition as a result of forest fragmentation can be immense. Management strategies based on habitat size are suggested to assist in maintaining communities of nesting migratory birds.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Habitat size and bird community management
Series title:
Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
Volume
46
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
511-520
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
511
Last page:
520
Number of Pages:
10