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The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

September 6, 2019

The key to Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) management is providing grasslands of various heights with few shrubs. In general, Upland Sandpipers forage within short vegetation and nest and rear broods within taller vegetation. Upland Sandpipers have been reported to use habitats with less than (<) 93 centimeters (cm) vegetation height, 5–75 cm visual obstruction reading, greater than or equal to 33 percent grass cover, less than or equal to (≤) 50 percent forb cover, ≤13 percent shrub cover, 3–12 percent bare ground, 11–30 percent litter cover, and <13 cm litter depth.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Upland Sandpiper (<i>Bartramia longicauda</i>)
DOI 10.3133/pp1842F
Authors Jill A. Shaffer, Lawrence D. Igl, Douglas H. Johnson, Meghan F. Dinkins, Christopher M. Goldade, Barry D. Parkin, Betty R. Euliss
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 1842
Index ID pp1842F
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center