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RMRS-RN-28: Bird counts in stands of big sagebrush and greasewood


Welch, Bruce L. 2005. Bird counts in stands of big sagebrush and greasewood. Res. Note RMRS-RN-28. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 15 p.

Total numbers of birds and numbers of bird species were significantly (p=0.05 percent) higher in stands of big sagebrush than in stands of greasewood. This was especially true for Brewer's sparrow, lark sparrow, and mourning dove. The big sagebrush ecosystem appears to support greater number of birds and more species of birds than does the greasewood ecosystem.

Keywords: birds, big sagebrush, greasewood, Brewer's sparrow, lark sparrow, mourning dove


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Title: RMRS-RN-28: Bird counts in stands of big sagebrush and greasewood
Electronic Publish Date: July 12, 2005
Last Update:
December 22, 2005

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