Cerulean Warbler occurrence and habitat use of Oklahoma

Southeastern Naturalist
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Abstract

Dendroica cerulea (Cerulean Warbler) is a migrant songbird that has declined rangewide in recent decades. We surveyed 150 sites in 2006–2007 to determine if this species still occupied its former breeding range in Oklahoma. We located Cerulean Warblers at 5 sites and confirmed breeding on north slopes of two heavily forested ridges in the Ouachita Mountains. We did not encounter Cerulean Warblers in any bottomland hardwoods, despite the former widespread distribution and abundance of the species in such habitats. While habitat loss and degradation may limit occurrence of Cerulean Warbler in some areas, the pattern of decline for this species at the edge of its range in Oklahoma is also consistent with abandonment of peripheral range as the range-wide population declines.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Cerulean Warbler occurrence and habitat use of Oklahoma
Series title Southeastern Naturalist
DOI 10.1656/058.010.0114
Volume 10
Issue 1
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Eagle Hill Institute
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 10 p.
First page 167
Last page 177
Country United States
State Oklahoma
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