Skip to Main Content
Conservation implications when the next predators are known. Chapter 2Author(s): Frank R., III Thompson; Christine A. Ribic
Source: In: Ribic, C.A.; Thompson, F.R., III; Pietz, P.J., eds. Video surveillance of nesting birds. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 43). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press: 23-33.
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Northern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (258.93 KB)
DescriptionConservation and management of passerines has largely focused on habitat manipulation or restoration because the natural communities on which these birds depend have been destroyed and fragmented. However, productivity is another important aspect of avian conservation, and nest predation can be a large source of nesting mortality for passerines. Recent studies using video surveillance to identify nest predators allow researchers to start evaluating what methods could be used to mitigate nest predation to help passerines of conservation concern. From recent studies, we identified latitudinal and habitat-related patterns in the importance of predator groups that depredate passerine nests. We then reviewed how knowledge of specific nest predators can benefit conservation of bird species of concern.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
CitationThompson, Frank R., III; Ribic, Christine A. 2012. Conservation implications when the next predators are known Chapter 2. In: Ribic, C.A.; Thompson, F.R., III; Pietz, P.J., eds. Video surveillance of nesting birds. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 43). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press: 23-33.
Keywordsconservation, cowbirds, forest, grassland, mesopredators, nest predators, passerines, shrubland, snakes, video technology
- Current Monitoring and Management of Tricolored Blackbirds
- Predation of Songbird Nests Differs By Predator and Between Field and Forest Habitats
- The effects of temperature on nest predation by mammals, birds, and snakes
XML: View XML