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Klamath Network (KLMN)

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Landbird Community Monitoring

Rock wren at Oregon Caves NM
Rock wren at Oregon Caves NM

2011 Landbird Monitoring Update Brief

Inventory Reports

Monitoring Reports

Monitoring Protocol & Sampling Procedures

For more information contact Alice Chung-MacCoubrey

Importance & Issues

Bird communities were identified as one of the top 10 vital signs for the KLMN. Key reasons for monitoring landbirds in Network parks are:

  • The legal mandate related to the Endangered Species Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • Specifically identified in the management objectives of the parks
  • Good indicators of the condition of park ecosystems because they respond quickly to changes in resource conditions
  • Comparable regional and national datasets exist and there is a long history of monitoring landbirds within the KLMN and on adjacent lands in the Klamath region

Parks Monitored

  • Crater Lake National Park (CLRA)
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO)
  • Lava Beds National Monument (LABE)
  • Oregon Caves National Monument (ORCA)
  • Redwood National & State Parks (REDW)
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (WHIS)

Monitoring Objectives

  1. Monitor breeding landbird richness, relative abundance, and density.
  2. Co-sample habitat parameters and integrate bird and vegetation monitoring to aid in interpretation of landbird status and trends.
  3. Determine status and trends in demographic parameters (productivity, adult survival, and recruitment) for selected landbird species in a mixed-conifer and riparian habitat at ORCA.

Parameters to be Measured

  • Presence or Absence
  • Relative Abundance
  • Density and Distribution
  • Species Composition
  • Productivity Rates
  • Age Class
  • Capture Rates

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