Woodland Birds in Three Different Forest Types in Eastern Texas

  • Authors: Shackelford, Clifford E.; Conner, Richard N.
  • Publication Year: 1996
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Bull. Texas Ornith. Sot. 29(1& 2)


Birds were censusedalong three routes through relatively mature forest in eastern Texas using the fixed circular plot technique. The routes sampled three forest types (based on tree species composition): (1)longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) Savannah, (2) mixed pine-hardwood forest, and (3) bottomland hardwood forest. Each route consisted of 20 plots censused twice monthly for one year. Censusing began at sunrise, included all birds seen or heard during a 3-min period at each plot and was completed within three hours. This paper includes 78 species that are regularly associated with forests (wood- land species). Nearctic-Neotropical migrant birds comprised two-thirds (52) of these woodland species. Only eight species were recorded in all three forest types during all four-seasons. Three species were observed only in thelongleaf pine savannah, one only in the mixed pine-hardwood forests and two only in the bottomland hardwood forests.

  • Citation: Shackelford, Clifford E.; Conner, Richard N. 1996. Woodland Birds in Three Different Forest Types in Eastern Texas. Bull. Texas Ornith. Sot. 29(1& 2)
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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