Predictive models for snag nesting birds.

R. P. Balda, W. S. Gaud, J. D. Brawn

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Multiple regression models were developed and their predictive power tested for the 5 common secondary cavity-nesting birds in ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa forests. Variables included 7 vegetation ones and 11 climatic ones. All models were highly significant and explained 50-89% of variation in breeding bird density. Snag density, which appeared as an important variable in 4 of 5 models, had a positive affect on breeding bird density. Snags are the most important variable determining density of most of the secondary cavity nesters.-from AuthorsPonderosa pine inus ponderosa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-222
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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