United States Department of Agriculture
In recent years farmers and sportsmen have built many temporary shallow-water impoundments in southern hardwood forests. While the main purpose has been to attract waterfowl, a recent study shows that these forest lakes, if properly managed, can also benefit the timber.
This publication describes Neotropical migratory birds in the Southern Appalachians, their general ecology and habitat associations, population status, possible reasons for declines and management needs. This paper concentrates on migratory landbirds, thus it does not include waterfowl or shorebirds.