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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

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