Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern
Help
 

GeoTreesearch


Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

(655 KB bytes)

Title: Neotropical Migratory Bird Communities in a Developing Pine Plantation

Author: Dickson, James G.; Conner, Richard N.; Williamson, J. Howard

Date: 1993

Source: 1993 Procedings on the Annual Conference. SEAFWA

Publication Series: Not categorized

Description: Birds were censused annually from 4 250-x80-in transects in a young pine plantation from age to 2 to 17 to assess changes in the bird community.Bird abundance was low and the bird communitry was the least diverse when the pine plantation was sparsely vegetated at age 2. As the plantation developed rapidly into the shrub stage, the bird communitry became more abundant and diverse.Bird abundance increased consistently until plantation age 6, bt then declined as the pine canopy closed an shaded out lowe deciduous vegetation.Bird species diversity increased gradually during the early years, was highest at plantation age 10 and 11, then decreased.In the latter stages (ages 12-17) early successional avian species were virutally gone, a few shrub-associated species persisted, and some species associated with older stands had invaded the plantation.The bird communitry in this latter canopy-closure stage, was related directly to the presence of hardwood shrubs and trees in the pine-dominated stand.

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Dickson, James G.; Conner, Richard N.; Williamson, J. Howard 1993. Neotropical Migratory Bird Communities in a Developing Pine Plantation. 1993 Procedings on the Annual Conference. SEAFWA

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.