Populations of grassland and shrubland birds have declined substantially in Illinois. The Chicago region has thousands of hectares of grasslands and shrublands. Despite their potential contributions to bird conservation, little research has focused on whether birds in these habitats are reproducing successfully. Over the past 3 years, we've studied habitat use and reproductive success and have documented a diversity of predators. Our results suggest that many conservation-priority species use the available habitats, and that reproductive success often equals or exceeds values in rural areas of the state.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Wild Things Conference 2013|
|State||Published - 2013|