Birds and Habitat

Birds and Habitat

Drawing on valuable recent advances in our understanding of bird-habitat relationships, this book provides the first major review of avian habitat selection in over twenty years.

Author: Robert J. Fuller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139851305

Category: Nature

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The successful conservation of bird species relies upon our understanding of their habitat use and requirements. In the coming decades the importance of such knowledge will only grow as climate change, the development of new energy sources and the needs of a growing human population intensify the, already significant, pressure on the habitats that birds depend on. Drawing on valuable recent advances in our understanding of bird-habitat relationships, this book provides the first major review of avian habitat selection in over twenty years. It offers a synthesis of concepts, patterns and issues that will interest students, researchers and conservation practitioners. Spatial scales ranging from landscape to habitat patch are covered, and examples of responses to habitat change are examined. European landscapes are the main focus, but the book has far wider significance to similar habitats worldwide, with examples and relevant material also drawn from North America and Australia.
Categories: Nature

Wetland Birds

Wetland Birds

Readable and practical account of wetland bird ecology and conservation.

Author: Milton W. Weller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521633621

Category: Nature

Page: 271

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Readable and practical account of wetland bird ecology and conservation.
Categories: Nature

Habitats for Birds in Europe

Habitats for Birds in Europe

This book brings together more than 190 bird and habitat conservation experts from all over Europe, to examine the threats to Europe's eight major habitat types, and propose policies and actions to protect and restore them.

Author: Graham M. Tucker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047117943

Category: Birds

Page: 464

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The greatest threats to Europe's birds and biodiversity come from loss and degradation of habitat. This book brings together more than 190 bird and habitat conservation experts from all over Europe, to examine the threats to Europe's eight major habitat types, and propose policies and actions to protect and restore them. Although the emphasis is on birds, particularly the 40 percent of European species with an unfavourable conservation status, many recommendations would help conserve all elements of biodiversity in the wider European environment. "An important contribution to the conservation of biodiversity in Europe" - Peter L Nielsen, European Commission. "An extremely valuable reference for bird conservationists in any continent" - The Wilson Bulletin.
Categories: Birds

Bird Census Techniques

Bird Census Techniques

This book provides a concise guide to the various census techniques and to the opportunities and pitfalls which each entails.

Author: Colin J. Bibby

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080984506

Category: Science

Page: 257

View: 187

Wild birds are counted for a wide variety of reasons and by a bewildering array of methods. However, detailed descriptions of the techniques used and the rationale adopted are scattered in the literature, and the newcomer to bird census work or the experienced bird counter in search of a wider view, may well have difficulty in coming to grips with the subject as a whole. While not an end in itself, numerical and distributional census work is a fundamental part of many scientific and conservation studies, and one in which the application of given standards is vital if results are not to be distorted or applied in a misleading way. This book provides a concise guide to the various census techniques and to the opportunities and pitfalls which each entails. The common methods are described in detail, and illustrated through an abundance of diagrams showing examples of actual and theoretical census studies. Anyone with a bird census job to plan should be able to select the method best suited to the study at hand, and to apply it to best effect within the limits inherent in it and the constraints of the particular study. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the British Trust for Ornithology have for many years pioneered the collaboration of amateurs and professionals in various census studies. Three members of their staff, each with extensive field experience, now pool the knowledge of these investigations to lay the groundwork for sound census work in future years.
Categories: Science

Habitat Selection in Birds

Habitat Selection in Birds

The present book is divided into several parts. An introductory chapter serves to make the reader aware of the diversity of the subject of habitat selection in birds.

Author: Martin L. Cody

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080917351

Category: Science

Page: 558

View: 305

The present book is divided into several parts. An introductory chapter serves to make the reader aware of the diversity of the subject of habitat selection in birds. Many if the various aspects of habitat selection introduced in the first chapter are developed in subsequent chapters, and thus it serves to some extent as an overview of the subject and as a "lead-in" to subsequent work.
Categories: Science

Bird Habitats in Ireland

Bird Habitats in Ireland

In this comprehensive, up-to-date review of the bird communities of all the habitats in Ireland, a team of the most experienced ornithologists in Ireland brings together descriptions of the habitat types and the typical bird species they ...

Author: Richard Nairn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848891385

Category: Nature

Page: 306

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In this comprehensive, up-to-date review of the bird communities of all the habitats in Ireland, a team of the most experienced ornithologists in Ireland brings together descriptions of the habitat types and the typical bird species they support. Habitat management and bird conservation concerns are also fully addressed.
Categories: Nature

Birds of Yellowstone

Birds of Yellowstone

A practical habitat guide to the birds of Yellowstone National Park, and where to find them.

Author: Terry McEneaney

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub

ISBN: CORNELL:31924052761206

Category: Nature

Page: 171

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A practical habitat guide to the birds of Yellowstone National Park, and where to find them.
Categories: Nature

Birdscapes

Birdscapes

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D022343019

Category: Birds

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Categories: Birds

Bird Homes and Habitats

Bird Homes and Habitats

Rounding out the series that includes Identifying and Feeding Birds and Hummingbirds and Butterflies, Bird Homes and Habitats helps homeowners enhance their backyards even more with advice on how to provide shelter and nests for birds.

Author: Bill Thompson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618904468

Category: Nature

Page: 203

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Rounding out the series that includes Identifying and Feeding Birds and Hummingbirds and Butterflies, Bird Homes and Habitats helps homeowners enhance their backyards even more with advice on how to provide shelter and nests for birds.
Categories: Nature

Habitat Associations and Tree Species Preferences by Birds in the Los Angeles Urban Forest

Habitat Associations and Tree Species Preferences by Birds in the Los Angeles Urban Forest

Los Angeles (LA) is home to one of the most diverse urban forests on the planet, with estimates suggesting nearly 600 native and exotic tree species are distributed throughout the metropolitan area.

Author: Sevan Esaian

Publisher:

ISBN: 043837259X

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: 61

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Los Angeles (LA) is home to one of the most diverse urban forests on the planet, with estimates suggesting nearly 600 native and exotic tree species are distributed throughout the metropolitan area. This diversity of urban trees is likely responsible for attracting a large assemblage of wintering migratory bird species that spend upwards of six months of the annual cycle searching for insect and fruit items on tree surfaces. While LA is renowned for its urban biodiversity, the patterns of tree and bird diversity are likely variable throughout the city. One important factor that likely exerts a major influence on the observed differences in urban biodiversity throughout LA is the strong socioeconomic disparity among communities. For my MSc thesis, I quantified the relationships between habitat attributes and bird diversity and abundance and documented foraging behavior and tree-species preferences by migratory and non-migratory birds in 40 residential communities situated along a socio-economic gradient throughout LA and adjacent communities. From October to March in 2016-2018, at 159 sampling locations, I conducted avian point counts and collected 950 bird foraging observations. My analysis revealed a strong positive association of migratory birds with tree cover, which was greater in wealthy communities. Further, I found that foraging birds utilized native street trees, and a handful of exotics, in greater proportion than they were available on the urban landscape. My findings demonstrate the role of the LA urban forest as important bird habitat and highlight needs for future management in impoverished communities throughout LA.
Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Managing Habitat for Grassland Birds

Managing Habitat for Grassland Birds

Also included in the list of 40 birds are some species that may not normally be
thought of as grassland birds but which occur on either the wet or woody ends of
the grassland habitat spectrum , such as shrubgrassland species and birds ...

Author: David W. Sample

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112046218464

Category: Birds

Page: 154

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Categories: Birds