Boreal birds of North America : a hemispheric view of their by Jeffrey V. Wells

By Jeffrey V. Wells

Reaching from inside Alaska throughout Canada to Labrador and Newfoundland, North America’s boreal woodland is the most important barren region quarter left on the earth. it really is severe habitat for billions of birds; greater than three hundred species frequently breed there. After the breeding season, many boreal birds migrate to seasonal habitats around the usa, Mexico, the Caribbean, and crucial and South the USA. This quantity brings jointly new study on boreal fowl biology and conservation. It highlights the significance of the quarter to the worldwide avifauna and to the connectivity among the boreal wooded area and ecoregions through the Americas. The contributions show off a distinct set of views at the migration, wintering ecology, and conservation of chicken groups which are tied to the boreal woodland in ways in which would possibly not were formerly considered.

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2003), and in 1999 100,000 km (63,000 mi) of seismic lines had been approved (Lee and Boutin 2006). 5 to 10 km per km2 were also observed in 98% of the townships in northeast Alberta by 2001. In summer, water is needed to run pumpjacks; this water is taken from wetlands and freshwater aquifers. These pumpjacks and compressor stations are often placed near wetlands, which can also result in habitat loss. The effects of these disturbances on waterfowl, however, have not yet been quantified at either community or population level.

Research on cumulative effects in Alberta has documented the expansion of coyote and other generalist predators into the boreal region with increasing human disturbances (Nielsen et al. 2007), and greater use of linear features by wolves (James and Stuart-Smith 2000); thus, human disturbances may also increase accessibility by predators to adults, eggs, and ducklings. This top-down hypothesis remains untested and, to date, there are no published estimates of breeding season mortality in these areas.

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