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Population status of North American grassland birds from the North American Breeding Bird Survey

June 9, 2009

We summarize population trends for grassland birds from 1966 to 1996 using data from the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Collectively, grassland birds showed the smallest percentage of species that increased of any Breeding Bird Survey bird group, and population declines prevailed throughout most of North America. Although 3 grassland bird species experienced significant population increases between 1966 and 1996, 13 species declined significantly and 9 exhibited non-significant trend estimates. We summarize the temporal and geographic patterns of the trends for grassland bird species and discuss factors that have contributed to these trends.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1999
Title Population status of North American grassland birds from the North American Breeding Bird Survey
DOI
Authors B. Peterjohn, J.R. Sauer
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Title
Series Number 19
Index ID 5210981
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

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