Long-term declines in the Pinyon Jay and management implications for piñon–juniper woodlands

  title={Long-term declines in the Pinyon Jay and management implications for pi{\~n}on–juniper woodlands},
  author={John D. Boone and Elisabeth M. Ammon and Kristine D Johnson},
190 Abstract: The Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) is closely associated with piñon–juniper woodlands in the Intermountain West and Southwest regions of the United States. It is of conservation concern, given it is one of the landbirds declining the fastest and most persistently in these regions, at an average rate of –3.6% from 1968 to 2015, according to the Breeding Bird Survey. Despite the population’s falling by >50% over this period, the Pinyon Jay has not been widely studied, and… 

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