Guild Structure of a Riparian Avifauna Relative to Seasonal Cattle Grazing

Product Type: 

Journal Article

Year: 

1988

Author(s): 

Knopf, F.L., J.A. Sedgwick and R.W. Cannon

Suggested Citation: 

Knopf, F.L., J.A. Sedgwick and R.W. Cannon. 1988. Guild Structure of a Riparian Avifauna Relative to Seasonal Cattle Grazing. Journal of Wildlife Management. 52(2): 280-290.

The avifauna within the willow (Salix spp.) community on the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was dominated (96% of all observations each year) by 11 species of passerine birds during the summers of 1980-81. Using 28 vegetation variables measured or calculated for randomly selected points and points where birds were sighted, we assigned the species to 3 distinct response guilds relative to historical patterns of seasonal grazing…