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Keyword: Lewis's woodpecker

Transferability of habitat suitability models for nesting woodpeckers associated with wildfire

Publications Posted on: October 25, 2016
Following wildfire, forest managers are challenged with meeting both socioeconomic demands (e.g., salvage logging) and mandates requiring habitat conservation for disturbance-associated wildlife (e.g., woodpeckers).

Nest-site selection and nest survival of Lewis's woodpecker in aspen riparian woodlands

Publications Posted on: April 25, 2011
Riparian woodlands of aspen (Populus tremuloides) provide valuable breeding habitat for several cavity-nesting birds. Although anecdotal information for this habitat is available for Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis), no study has previously examined the importance of aspen woodlands to this species' breeding biology.

Quantification of Lewis's Woodpecker habitat using Forest Inventory and Analysis data

Publications Posted on: July 15, 2009
The Utah Department of Natural Resources' Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) placed Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) on their Sensitive Species Tier II list due to declining populations and suspected local extirpations throughout the state. It is thought that the decline in burned coniferous forest has reduced the amount of suitable habitat for these birds, which are known to be closely tied to disturbed landscapes.

Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis): A technical conservation assessment

Publications Posted on: August 08, 2006
Lewis's woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) is a locally common but patchily distributed woodpecker species usually seen in open forests of western North America. The combination of its sporadic distribution, its diet of adult-stage free-living insects (primarily aerial), its preference to nest in burned landscapes, and its variable migratory behavior makes it a unique member of New World woodpeckers.

Demography of Lewis's Woodpecker, breeding bird densities, and riparian aspen integrity in a grazed landscape

Publications Posted on: August 08, 2006
Aspen (Populus tremuloides) riparian woodlands are extremely limited in distribution throughout the western U.S., yet these habitats have a disproportionate value to breeding birds. Aspen habitats are also considered prime sheep and cattle summer range, particularly in the semiarid Intermountain West. Such concentrated use has raised concern about the effects of sheep and cattle grazing on these habitats.