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Tree Species Preferences of Foraging Songbirds During Spring Migration in Floodplain Forests of the Upper Mississippi River: Bird Data

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2010-04-15
End Date
2013-06-02

Citation

Kirsch, E.M. and Wellik, M.J., 2017, Tree Species Preferences of Foraging Songbirds During Spring Migration in Floodplain Forests of the Upper Mississippi River: Bird Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://doi.org/10.5066/F78051CB.

Summary

We evaluated bird foraging preferences for tree species during spring migration 2010-2013. We used the point center-quarter method to assess relative availability (tree importance values, IV) of tree species and tallied bird foraging observations on tree species as well as recording the phenophase of used trees on five 40 ha plots of contiguous floodplain forest between La Crosse, Wisconsin, and New Albin, Iowa, from 15 April through 1 June 2010-2013. We quantified bird preferences by comparing proportional use of tree species by each bird species to estimates of tree species availability (IV) for all four years and for each year separately. Bird data records contain the plot identity, date, time of the observation, species of bird, [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Eileen M Kirsch
Originator :
Eileen M Kirsch, Mike J Wellik
Metadata Contact :
Eileen M Kirsch
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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Purpose

To provide information on tree use by foraging spring songbird migrants help guide management decisions that promote tree diversity and forest sustainability and to evaluate yearly variation in tree selection,

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