Understanding avian responses to forest boundaries : a case study with chickadee winter flocks

  title={Understanding avian responses to forest boundaries : a case study with chickadee winter flocks},
  author={Andr{\'e} Desrochers and Marie-Jos{\'e}e Fortin},
Avian species diversity and territory location are often associated with sharp forest edges, or boundaries. However, our understanding of behaviours underlying avian distribution near forest boundaries, especially species with large home ranges, remains poor. In a two-year study, we measured chickadee flock movements in forests at 0–300 m from boundaries in an agricultural landscape near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Even though flocks foraged in all forested parts of the study area, only six of… CONTINUE READING
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