Effects of management practices on grassland birds : Burrowing owl . Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center , Jamestown , ND . 31 pp . 1999b . Effects of management practices on grassland birds : Chestnut - collared longspur .
Author: Paul A. Johnsgard
One of the nation's premier ornithologists documents the great diversity of prairie birds in drawings and photographs that capture their habits, habitats, migratory patterns, breeding practices, and beauty.
Author: Sir Charles Augustus MurrayPublish On: 1844
Prairie - bird mused for a ' few seconds , as if debating within herself the possibility of such falsehood ; then raising her head , she said in a tone of emphasis , " Fear not : my father and your friend will return to us uninjured .
Author: Charles Augustus Murray (hon. sir.)Publish On: 1844
“ You are all good , too good to Wingenund ; when he gets to the Far Prairie , he will tell the Prairiebird and the Black Father to speak to the Great Spirit , that He may smile on my white father , and on my brother ; and , ” he added ...
Author: Charles Augustus Murray (Rt. Hon. Sir, K.C.B.)Publish On: 1844
To look up from nature to nature's God was the habitual process of Prairie - bird's mind , a habit resulting partly from the fatherly instructions of the Missionary , but chiefly from her constant study of the Scripture amid scenes ...
Author: Charles Augustus Murray (Rt. Hon. Sir, K.C.B.)
Grassland ecosystems of the Great Plains are recognized as important reservoirs for biological diversity ( Samson and Knopf 1994 ) and for populations of threatened , endangered , and declining bird populations ( Finch 1992 , Knopf 1992 ...
The mission of Prairie Partners is to build a coalition of landowners and managers across the Great Plains who are actively involved in the conservation of lands important to prairie birds . The majority of shortgrass prairie ( fig .
In Montana, a prairie with a diversity of disturbance patches might have Burrowing Owls, Horned Larks, Western Meadowlarks, Chestnut-collared Longspurs, and McCown's Longspurs. The species of birds differ in eastern tallgrass and ...
Author: Robert Askins
Publisher: Yale University Press
This accessible book draws on recent research on bird species and their habitats to explain how basic principles of bird ecology and landscape ecology can help us create scientifically sound plans for protecting and restoring the rich diversity of North American birds. This edition includes an afterword that reviews noteworthy literature that has appeared since the first edition was completed in 1999. This new material--on such key issues as the importance of preserving large expanses of natural habitat, the importance of maintaining early successional habitats, and the habitat requirements of neotropical migrants--shows how the research on landscape ecology of birds has shaped conservation policy more rapidly than most would have predicted. Praise for the earlier edition: "This book is first-rate--very broad in scope and appeal, readable, and truly integrative in its coverage of landscape ecology and its implications for avian conservation biology. . . . It will be of significant interest to researchers and students of conservation biology, ornithology and ecology; land managers; conservation agencies; and anyone with an interest in protecting the rich avian diversity of North America."--Trevor E. Pitcher, American Scientist "This wonderful book . . . is especially relevant for conservation biologists from all walks of life."--Kathryn E. Sieving, Auk "An enjoyable read for anyone, from the amateur birder to the professional scientist."--J. Michael Reed, Ecology
Breeding bird communities of midwestern prairie fragments : the effects of prescribed burning and habitat - area . Nat . ... Habitat establishment , enhancement , and management for forest and grassland birds in Ilinois .
A half-century of winter bird surveys at Lincoln and Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Nebraska Bird Review 66:74–84. ______. 200l. Prairie Birds: Fragile Splendor on the Great Plains. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas. ______. 2002a.
Author: Paul Johnsgard
"Based on an analysis of 47 years (1967-2014) of Audubon Christmas Bird Counts (CBC), evidence for population changes and shifts in early winter (late December) ranges of nearly 150 species of birds in the Great Plains states is summarized, a region defined as including the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Texas panhandle. The rationale for this study had its origins in Terry Root's 1988 Atlas of North American Wintering Birds. ... The present analysis includes all of the 40 annual CBC surveys from the 1967-8 to the 2006-7 counts, plus the results of the most recent 2013-14 CBC. The present summary quantitatively describes the early winter abundance for 147 of the most commonly encountered regional species, illustrating their temporal changes in geographic distributions and relative abundance between 1967 and 2014"--Publisher description.