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Relationship of obligate grassland birds to landscape structure in Wisconsin

Journal of Wildlife Management

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DOI: 10.2193/2006-556

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Abstract

Conservation plans for grassland birds have included recommendations at the landscape level, but species' responses to landscape structure are variable. We studied the relationships between grassland bird abundances and landscape structure in 800-ha landscapes in Wisconsin, USA, using roadside surveys. Of 9 species considered, abundances of only 4 species differed among landscapes with varying amounts of grassland and forest. Landscape variables explained <20% of variation in abundances for 4 of the 5 rarest species in our study. Our results suggest landscape-based management plans for grassland birds might not benefit the rarest species and, thus, plans should incorporate species-specific habitat preferences for these species.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Relationship of obligate grassland birds to landscape structure in Wisconsin
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
DOI:
10.2193/2006-556
Volume
72
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Management
First page:
463
Last page:
467
Number of Pages:
5