What Birds Reveal About Floodplain Function
Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our very first virtual Sips 'n' Science pub talk on October 13, 2020! Below is the full recorded presentation, ready for viewing at your leisure!
CORRECTION: The speaker wishes to apologize for incorrectly responding to a question about the natural history of yellow-billed cuckoos: they are NOT nest parasites (i.e., they do not lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species). In the west, Yellow-billed cuckoos typically nest in willows along streams and rivers, and close to cottonwoods that they use for foraging. They lay 1-5 eggs in a loose stick nest built by both parents.
Below is a brochure that features Dr. Joan Hagar's research into birds as indicator species for the health of floodplain forests. Download a pdf copy by clicking here.
Joan Hagar is a Research Wildlife Biologist at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). She conducts research on wildlife habitat relationships in forests, woodlands, and rangelands, including investigations of the effects of natural disturbance and management strategies on wildlife habitat, and evaluation of the effectiveness of habitat restoration treatments for wildlife.
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