Study

Avian responses to restoration: nest-site selection and reproductive success in song sparrows

  • Published source details Larison B., Laymon S.A., Williams P. & Smith T.B. (2001) Avian responses to restoration: nest-site selection and reproductive success in song sparrows. The Auk, 118, 432-442

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Restore or create forests

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Bird Conservation
  1. Restore or create forests

    A replicated, controlled study from May-June in 1989-1994 in riparian forest in California, USA (Larison et al. 2001) found that song sparrow Melospiza melodia nesting success, clutch size and density were lower in three restored sites, compared to four natural, mature sites (controls) and one naturally regenerating site (average of 1.5 pairs/ha for regenerating forest vs. 4 pairs/ha for mature forest and 12 pairs/ha for the naturally regenerating site). No differences in nestling mass or fledgling rate were found among stands.

     

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