Potential ecological stressors to populations of montane forest birds in the White Mountains, New Hampshire
Northeast Coordinated Bird Monitoring – http://nebirdmonitor.org/
International Bicknell’s Thrush Conservation Group – http://www.bicknellsthrush.org/
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center – http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationandScience/MigratoryBirds/
White Mountain National Forest
USFS Northern Research Station
New Hampshire Fish & Game
Northeast Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership
Dr. David I. King
High elevation, spruce-fir forests of the Northeast are ecologically distinct systems, providing habitat to a diverse and unique avian community. Unfortunately, declines of several high elevation bird species have been documented since 1993 in the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF). Our research evaluates several potential causes for these declines including; recreational trail use, atmospheric deposition, and climate change. We are using broad scale survey data in conjunction with demographic and reproductive information collected for blackpoll warblers (Dendroica striata) at a study site on Mt. Jefferson in the Presidential Mountain Range to assess the role of these potential stressors as causes of population declines.
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Lopez-Ortiz, R., E.A. Ventosa-Febles, L.R. Reitsma, D. Hengstenberg, and W.V. DeLuca. 2002. Increasing nest success in the Yellow-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius xanthomus) in southwest Puerto Rico. Biological Conservation 108:259-263.
Last updated October 13, 2011 by Roxann Cormier