Bird populations in logged and unlogged western larch/Douglas-fir forest in northwestern Montana

B. W. Tobalske, R. C. Shearer, R. L. Hutto

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Abstract

Of 32 species of abundant breeding birds, populations of ten species differed significantly between small cutting units and adjacent uncut forest. Foliage foragers and tree gleaners were less abundant in cutting units, while flycatching species and ground foragers were more common there. Of nesting guilds, conifer tree nesters were least aboundant in cutting units, and ground nesters were more common there. Bird management should consider diverse community-level habitat needs. If maintenance of tree-dependent species is important, broadleaf trees and snags of all species should be retained. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
EditionINT-442
StatePublished - 1991

Publication series

NameResearch Paper - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

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