Habitat Associations of Secretive Marsh Birds in Iowa

dc.contributor.author Dinsmore, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Harms, Tyler
dc.contributor.author Dinsmore, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Harms, Tyler
dc.contributor.department Natural Resource Ecology and Management
dc.date 2018-02-17T14:31:37.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T06:12:12Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T06:12:12Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013
dc.date.issued 2013-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Drastic losses of wetland habitats across North America over the past century have resulted in population declines of many marsh birds therefore emphasizing the need for proper management of remaining wetlands for the conservation of marsh birds. Our objective was to evaluate the probability of site occupancy of secretive marsh birds in Iowa in response to habitat variables at multiple scales. We conducted call-broadcast surveys for eight species of marsh birds at wetlands in Iowa from 16 May–15 July 2009 and from 20 April–10 July 2010. We utilized occupancy models in Program MARK to estimate site occupancy probability based on habitat covariates for four species with the most detections (Pied-billed Grebe [<em>Podilymbus podiceps</em>], Least Bittern [<em>Ixobrychus exilis</em>], Virginia Rail [<em>Rallus limicola</em>], and Sora [<em>Porzana carolina</em>]). Wetland size had a positive effect on site occupancy for Least Bitterns, water depth positively affected site occupancy for Pied-billed Grebes and Least Bitterns, and percent cover of cattail positively affected site occupancy for Virginia Rails. Knowing habitat associations of secretive marsh birds in Iowa will allow us to provide guidance on wetland restoration and management decisions that will aid the conservation of these birds.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a manuscript of an article from <em>Wetlands</em> 33 (2013): 561, doi:10.1007/s13157-013-0414-0. Posted with permission. The final publication is available at Springer via <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13157-013-0414-0" target="_blank">http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13157-013-0414-0</a>.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1007/s13157-013-0414-0
dc.subject.disciplines Behavior and Ethology
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources Management and Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Ornithology
dc.subject.disciplines Other Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
dc.subject.keywords bittern
dc.subject.keywords grebe
dc.subject.keywords iowa
dc.subject.keywords marsh bird
dc.subject.keywords occupancy
dc.subject.keywords rail
dc.title Habitat Associations of Secretive Marsh Birds in Iowa
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