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Woodpecker nest survival, density, and a pine beetle outbreak

Publications Posted on: August 23, 2019
Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreaks in western North American coniferous forests are increasing in size and severity. An understanding of wildlife population responses to pine beetle outbreaks is needed to inform habitat conservation strategies.

Data product containing nest success and factors affecting nest survival for "Nest success of Black-backed Woodpeckers in forests with mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the Black Hills, South Dakota"

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains nest success and measurements of other factors that might affect nest survival of Black-backed Woodpeckers (picoides articus) found in the Black Hills of South Dakota in mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) infested areas in 2004 and 2005.

Effects of parents and Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater) on nest predation risk for a songbird

Publications Posted on: January 26, 2014
Nest predation limits avian fitness, so ornithologists study nest predation, but they often only document patterns of predation rates without substantively investigating underlying mechanisms. Parental behavior and predator ecology are two fundamental drivers of predation rates and patterns, but the role of parents is less certain, particularly for songbirds.

Nesting characteristics of mourning doves in central New Mexico: Response to riparian forest change

Publications Posted on: February 03, 2012
Riparian forests of the American Southwest are especially prone to changes in composition and structure due to natural and anthropogenic factors. To determine how breeding mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) respond to these changes, we examined nest site use and nest survival in control plots, fuel reduction plots before and after mechanical thinning, and post-wildfire sites.

Habitat suitability and nest survival of white-headed woodpeckers in unburned forests of Oregon

Publications Posted on: August 31, 2011
We evaluated habitat suitability and nest survival of breeding white-headed woodpeckers (Picoides albolarvatus) in unburned forests of central Oregon, USA. Daily nest-survival rate was positively related to maximum daily temperature during the nest interval and to density of large-diameter trees surrounding the nest tree.

Modeling nest survival of cavity-nesting birds in relation to postfire salvage logging

Publications Posted on: August 31, 2011
Salvage logging practices in recently burned forests often have direct effects on species associated with dead trees, particularly cavity-nesting birds. As such, evaluation of postfire management practices on nest survival rates of cavity nesters is necessary for determining conservation strategies.