Summer bird use of Kansas windbreaks

Prairie Naturalist
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Twenty-four windbreaks in Stafford and Pawnee counties in Kansas were censused for birds during the nesting seasons of 1988-1990. Eighty-nine species of birds were found in the windbreaks with 60 species believed to be nesting. Fifteen species used the windbreaks for feeding or as singing perches but did not nest, and 14 species were spring migrants. Species representing 20 taxonomic families and 15 foraging guilds nested in the windbreaks. Fifteen species were members of the omnivore/ground forager guild. Five species considered forest interior or area sensitive were found nesting in the windbreaks. Windbreak area was important in determining which species were present. Windbreaks provide habitat for a large component of the Great Plains' avifauna, including some species whose populations are decreasing in the region.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Summer bird use of Kansas windbreaks
Series title Prairie Naturalist
Volume 24
Issue 3
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher Institute for Ecological Studies, University of North Dakota
Publisher location Grand Forks, ND
Description 2 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Prairie Naturalist
First page 175
Last page 176
Country United States
State Kansas
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