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Cheniere forest as stopover habitat for migrant landbirds: Immediate effects of Hurricane Rita: Chapter 6D in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005

Circular 1306-6D

This report is Chapter 6D in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005. See Circular 1306 for more information and other chapters.
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Abstract

It is not known whether en route fall migratory birds (August-October) are likely to suffer more from direct or secondary effects of hurricanes. On September 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita wreaked havoc on Louisiana's coast by toppling trees over vast areas and by stripping away microhabitats that harbor the invertebrates and produce the fruits upon which migrant landbirds depend (e.g., canopy foliage, vine tangles, epiphytes, leaf litter, and thickets of perennial plant species). Such transient effects of a hurricane on wildlife food resources are poorly understood, but these effects may have longterm consequences for some wildlife species.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Cheniere forest as stopover habitat for migrant landbirds: Immediate effects of Hurricane Rita: Chapter 6D in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
1306
Chapter:
6D
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Wetlands Research Center
Description:
10 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005 (Circular 1306)
First page:
147
Last page:
156
Number of Pages:
10
Country:
United States
State:
Louisiana