San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature Connection[BRCC San Diego Natural History Museum: Herpetology Department]

Responses of Birds to the Cedar Fire in Cleveland National Forest Winter 2005–06 to Winter 2006–07

Trend within burned areaNo preference
for burned or unburned
Prefers burnedPrefers unburnedPreference unclear
Decreasing Hermit Thrush Cedar Waxwing
Rock Wren
House Wren
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Increasing Dark-eyed Junco Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
House Wren
American Robin
Lesser Goldfinch
Western Scrub Jay
Wrentit
Band-tailed Pigeon
Flat Red-tailed Hawk
Northern Flicker
American Crow
Common Raven
Bewick’s Wren
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-throated Swift
Loggerhead Shrike
House Finch
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
California Towhee
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
California Thrasher
Oak Titmouse
Fox Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
[many species whose numbers were too few for analysis]
Absent

Mountain Quail
Hutton’s Vireo
Bushtit

Not bold: Species whose pattern of change along the burned routes did not differ significantly from their pattern along the unburned route. Though these species may have responded positively (column 2) or negatively (column 3) to the fire, their variations since the fire have not been affected clearly by postfire succession.

Bold: Species whose pattern of change along the burned routes differed significantly from their pattern along the unburned route. Though these species may be about equally abundant in burned and unburned areas (column 1), their variations since the fire have been affected clearly by postfire succession.

Bold italic: Species whose pattern of change along the burned routes differed significantly from their pattern along the unburned routes because they were absent along the unburned routes or their numbers along the unburned routes were so low no comparison could be made.


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