A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop a Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) model for the American woodcock. The model consolidates habitat use information into a framework appropriate for field application, and is sclaed to produce an index between 0.0 (unsuitable habitat) to 1.0 (optimally suitable habitat). HSI models are designed to be used with Habitat Evaluation Procedures previously developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Habitat Suitability Index Models: American woodcock (wintering)