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    Oak savannas of the Southwestern Borderlands region provide food, cover, and sites for nesting, roosting, and perching for a diversity of bird species. The results of a five-year (2003-2007) study of bird species, numbers of birds, and their diversities in the naturally occurring (unburned) oak savannas of the region are reported in this paper. Effects of cool-season and warm-season prescribed burning treatments and a wildfire on bird species and numbers of birds sighted on the same study area after these burning events are also presented. These effects were difficult to isolate, however, because of the large variability in the tallies of bird species and numbers of birds obtained throughout the study.

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    Ffolliott, Peter F.; Chen, Hui; Gottfried, Gerald J. 2011. Bird species and numbers of birds in oak savannas of the Southwestern Borderlands region including effects of burning. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. 42(2): 75-83.


    oak savannas, Southwestern Borderlands, bird species

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