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Predicting Avian Community Response to Lakeshore Cottage Development
Karen L. Clark, David L. Euler and Edward Armstrong
The Journal of Wildlife Management
Vol. 48, No. 4 (Oct., 1984), pp. 1239-1247
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3801784
Page Count: 9
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Breeding songbird species were studied in both developed and undeveloped lakeshore habitats of central Ontario. Information is presented for managing lake shorelines for human recreational development without significant loss of wildlife values. The disturbed ground vegetation layer was significantly correlated with a number of habitat variables deemed important in describing avian habitats. Avian species were placed in one of three groups: the ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus), an example from the group found primarily in undeveloped habitats; the eastern phoebe (Sayornis phoebe), one of the group found in highly developed habitats;p and the very (Catharus fuscescens), from the group that was not significantly affected by development. These findings are presented in a simple model of breeding bird response to disturbance that can be used to assess the negative impact of cottage development.
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