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Avifauna of an Early Successional Habitat Along the Middle Missouri River

Table 2


Table 2.  Annual and total (3 years pooled) capture rates (birds/100 net hr) for bird species captured by mist net over the 3 year study period. All potential breeding species captured, except for mourning dove and hairy woodpecker, showed cloacal protuberances or brood patches, were captured as juveniles, or both.
Species 1994 1995 1996 Total
Mourning dove
  (Zenaida macroura)
0.0 0.0 1.1 0.4
Yellow-billed cuckoo
  (Coccyzus americanus)
0.0 0.0 1.1 0.4
Downy woodpecker
  (Picoides pubescens)
1.7 2.7 1.1 1.8
Hairy woodpecker
  (Picoides villosus)
0.0 1.4 0.0 0.4
Eastern wood-pewee
  (Contopus virens)
3.3 1.4 0.0 1.3
Least flycatcher1
  (Empidonax minimus)
0.0 6.8 1.1 2.6
"Traill's" flycatcher1
  (Empidonax, spp.)
5.0 5.4 0.0 3.1
Great crested flycatcher
  (Myiarchus crinitus)
0.0 1.4 0.0 0.4
Bell's vireo
  (Vireo bellii)
25.0 14.9 8.6 15.0
Warbling vireo
  (Vireo gilvus)
13.3 12.2 3.2 8.8
Red-eyed vireo
  (Vireo olivaceus)
0.0 1.4 0.0 0.4
Black-capped chickadee
  (Poecile atricapillus)
5.0 5.4 2.2 4.0
House wren
  (Troglodytes aedon)
15.0 0.0 0.0 4.0
Eastern bluebird
  (Sialia sialis)
1.7 0.0 0.0 0.4
Gray catbird
  (Dumetella carolinensis)
8.3 18.9 4.3 10.1
Brown thrasher
  (Toxostoma rufum)
0.0 1.4 0.0 0.4
Cedar waxwing
  (Bombycilla cedrorum)
1.7 0.0 0.0 0.4
Yellow warbler
  (Dendroica petechia)
28.3 37.8 4.3 21.6
Black-and-white warbler
  (Mnioltilta varia)
1.7 0.0 0.0 0.4
American redstart
  (Setophaga ruticilla)
6.7 16.2 3.2 8.4
Ovenbird
  (Seiurus aurocapillus)
0.0 5.4 0.0 1.8
Common yellowthroat
  (Geothlypis trichas)
13.3 8.1 5.4 8.4
Field sparrow
  (Spizella pusilla)
1.7 0.0 0.0 0.4
Lark sparrow
  (Chondestes grammacus)
0.0 0.0 1.1 0.4
Northern cardinal
  (Cardinalis cardinalis)
1.7 1.4 0.0 0.9
Rose-breasted grosbeak
  (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
1.7 0.0 0.0 0.4
Indigo bunting
  (Passerina cyanea)
1.7 0.0 1.1 0.9
Brown-headed cowbird
  (Molothrus ater)
3.3 0.0 0.0 0.9
Orchard oriole
  (Icterus spurius)
3.3 1.4 0.0 1.3
Baltimore oriole
  (Icterus galbula)
1.7 2.7 1.1 1.8
American goldfinch
  (Carduelis tristis)
20.0 17.6 5.4 13.2
1 Species that are migrants through riparian habits in southeastern South Dakota, but are not known to breed regularly.

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