USGS - science for a changing world

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

  Home About NPWRC Our Science Staff Employment Contacts Common Questions About the Site

Birds as Indicators of Riparian Vegetation Condition in the Western U.S.

Evaluate Your Riparian Habitat

If you have a riparian area and do not have obligate and dependent birds, particularly understory species that should occur in your geographic area during the breeding season, then your riparian vegetation may not be in as good a condition as it could be.

GIF - Map of 6 geographic regions
The Western Working Group of Partners in Flight has defined six general geographic regions with inherent commonalities in the occurrence of riparian bird species. These correspond with groups of physiographic areas defined for the Breeding Bird Survey

Previous Section -- Riparian Dependent Species
Return to Contents

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Friday, 01-Feb-2013 19:51:21 EST
Sioux Falls, SD [sdww54]