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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds

Drawing by Chris Goldade: Grassland Birds
Series Coordinator:
Douglas H. Johnson
  Assistant Coordinators:
Lawrence D. Igl
Jill A. Dechant Shaffer
Production Staff:
Marriah L. Sondreal
Christopher M. Goldade
Melvin P. Nenneman
Amy L. Zimmerman
Paul A. Rabie
Meghan F. Dinkins
Barry D. Parkin
Brent E. Jamison
James O. Church
Betty R. Euliss
Illustrations:
Christopher M. Goldade
Patsy Renz
Karen A. Smith
Darrell Pruett
Beth Peluso

These reports are a series of literature syntheses on North American grassland birds. The need for these reports was identified by the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture (PPJV), a part of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. The PPJV adopted the goal to stabilize or increase populations of declining grassland- and wetland-associated wildlife species in the Prairie Pothole Region. To further that objective, it is essential to understand the habitat needs of birds other than waterfowl, and how management practices affect their habitats. The focus of these reports is on management of breeding habitat, particularly in the northern Great Plains.



Organization and Features of Species Accounts


Species Accounts

Below is a list of species for which syntheses are available. These species accounts will be updated as necessary.

American Bittern   Prairie Falcon   Savannah Sparrow
Mountain Plover Merlin Lark Sparrow
Marbled Godwit Short-eared Owl Field Sparrow
Long-billed Curlew Burrowing Owl Brewer's Sparrow
Willet Horned Lark Clay-colored Sparrow
Wilson's Phalarope Sedge Wren Chestnut-collared Longspur
Upland Sandpiper Loggerhead Shrike McCown's Longspur
Greater Prairie-Chicken Sprague's Pipit Dickcissel
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Grasshopper Sparrow Lark Bunting
Greater Sage-Grouse Baird's Sparrow Bobolink
Northern Harrier Henslow's Sparrow Eastern Meadowlark
Swainson's Hawk Le Conte's Sparrow Western Meadowlark
Ferruginous Hawk Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow Brown-headed Cowbird (from Prairie Naturalist, Shaffer et al. 2003)
Golden Eagle Vesper Sparrow


For information on wetland bird species, see the resource Effects of Management Practices on Wetland Birds.


(Search) Enter Grassland and Wetland Birds Bibliography

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Please note: This searchable, annotated bibliography includes all references used in writing the species accounts for the Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds and for the Effects of Management Practices on Wetland Birds, as well as additional uncited references.


This resource is based on the following source:

Johnson, Douglas H., Lawrence D. Igl, and Jill A. Dechant Shaffer (Series Coordinators).  1998 (revised 2004).  Effects of management practices on grassland birds.  Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND.

This resource should be cited as:

Johnson, Douglas H., Lawrence D. Igl, and Jill A. Dechant Shaffer (Series Coordinators).  2004.  Effects of management practices on grassland birds.  Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/literatr/grasbird/index.htm (Version 12AUG2004).


We invite comments and suggestions. Please direct them to:
Douglas H. Johnson
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
U.S. Geological Survey
8711 37th Street SE
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401
telephone: 701-253-5539
e-mail: douglas_h_johnson@usgs.gov

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