Illinois birds: a Century of Change

Jeffery W. Walk

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook


A compilation of 100 years of data, photographs, and research. The unique span of time and geographic scale are this study’s strengths. In Illinois, where land cover and land use have changed dramatically owing to agricultural practices and development, insights into the dynamics of bird communities and populations over a diverse suite of habitats are crucial to understanding the past, present, and future sustainability of the avifauna across Illinois and the Midwest. This book summarizes the results of surveys conducted across three time periods. The findings are directed to a broad audience under four major headings: The Changing Illinois Landscape, Bird Communities through Time, Species Accounts and Looking Back, Moving Forward.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChampaign, Ill.
PublisherIllinois Natural History Survey
ISBN (Print)978-1-882932-26-9, 1-882932-26-9
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameIllinois Natural History Survey Special Publication
No.Book, Whole


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