Predictors of Bachman's Sparrow Occupancy at its Northern Range Limit

  title={Predictors of Bachman's Sparrow Occupancy at its Northern Range Limit},
  author={Alexander C. Fish and Christopher E. Moorman and Christopher S DePerno and Jessica M. Schillaci and George R. Hess},
  journal={Southeastern Naturalist},
  pages={104 - 116}
Abstract Peucaea aestivalis (Bachman's Sparrow), a songbird endemic to the southeastern US, has experienced long-term population declines and a northern range-boundary retraction. Habitat loss and degradation, largely related to fire suppression, are believed to be the major causes of population declines, but these relationships are less studied at the northern range-extent. Hence, we investigated habitat selection of Bachman's Sparrow on Fort Bragg Military Installation, where vegetation is… 

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