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Publication Details

Title:
Incidental and long-distance bird observations in the Wassuk Range, Sweetwater Mountains, and east slope of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada and California (2nd Edition)
Author(s):
Fleishman, Erica
Publication Year:
2019
How to Cite:
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Fleishman, Erica. 2019. Incidental and long-distance bird observations in the Wassuk Range, Sweetwater Mountains, and east slope of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada and California. 2nd Edition. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. Updated 08 January 2020. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0033-2
Abstract:
These data document observations of birds in canyons throughout three mountain ranges in the western Great Basin (Mineral, Douglas, and Lyon Counties, Nevada; and Alpine and Mono Counties, California): the Wassuk Range, Sweetwater Mountains, and east slope of the Sierra Nevada. A small number of observations were made in the valleys adjacent to these mountain ranges. Data were collected during the breeding seasons from 2012 through 2019. These data complement those in Fleishman 2019 (https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0031-2), which included detections of breeding birds during fixed-radius point counts within 100 meters of the observer. The data in this publication allow more-complete documentation of the composition and distribution of the local and regional avifauna than would be possible with the fixed-radius point-count data alone. Some birds documented in these data were detected during fixed-radius point counts but were outside the radius of the sample point (e.g., > 100 meters from the observer) or flying over the point rather than apparently using resources within the point. Others were detected opportunistically while traveling to sampling locations. The records also include juveniles, which are not included in published analyses. Data include species detected, date of detection, and, in most cases, method of detection and either coordinates or an approximate location.

Keywords:
biota; environment; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Monitoring; Wildlife (or Fauna); Birds; breeding birds; detections; point counts; land-cover change; monitoring; riparian; pinyon; juniper; ponderosa pine; Jeffrey pine; fir; sagebrush; SERDP; Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program; JFSP; Joint Fire Science Program; Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center; Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center; Nevada; western Nevada; California; eastern California; Great Basin; western Great Basin; Bodie Mountains; Sweetwater Mountains; Wassuk Range; Sierra Nevada; Mineral County; Douglas County; Lyon County; Alpine County; Mono County
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