Bird Surveys and Species Detections at MPG North: 2007-2012

From 2007-2012, we recorded 95 bird species in all seasons. Rarefaction analysis results suggest that we will detect more species with greater sampling effort. Pine siskins, tree swallows, dark-eyed juncos, Swainson's thrushes, and red-winged blackbirds were the most common songbirds from 2007-2012, and bird communities varied by habitat type.

Bird Surveys and Species Detections at MPG North: 2007-2012

Results and Discussion

The Most Abundant Songbirds

Bird Species Richness At Count Points

Tree swallows and redwinged blackbirds topped the abundance list within 100 yards of count points near fields and aquatic habitats

Pine siskins, Swainson’s thrushes and dark-eyed juncos outnumbered other species within 100 yards of the remaining points.

Two count points with below average species richness lie too close to Cooney Creek for effective bird detection

Methods

Appendix - MPG North Bird Species List, 2010 to 2012

Appendix - MPG North Bird Species List, 2010 to 2012

Appendix - MPG North Bird Species List, 2010 to 2012

Appendix - MPG North Bird Species List, 2010 to 2012

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