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

Responses of Birds in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park to the Cedar Fire in winter, December 2004–February 2007

Trend on CuyamacaNo preference
for burned or unburned
Prefers burnedPrefers unburnedPreference unclear
Increasing Red-tailed Hawk
Western Bluebird
American Robin
Bushtit
Wrentit
Purple Finch
Mountain Quail
California Quail
Hairy Woodpecker
House Finch
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
California Towhee
Red-shouldered Hawk
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Decreasing
Rock Wren
American Crow

Peaking Hermit Thrush
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove
Bewick’s Wren

House Wren
Lawrence’s Goldfinch
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Mountain Chickadee

Lesser Goldfinch
Spotted Towhee

Dipping

Band-tailed Pigeon
No Trend
Common Raven Steller’s Jay
W. Scrub Jay
Brown Creeper
Pygmy Nuthatch

Too few on Cuyamaca for trend to be assessed

Pine Siskin
Townsend’s Warbler

Absent

Varied Thrush
Golden-crowned Kinglet

Not bold: Species whose pattern of change in Cuyamaca (burned) did not differ significantly from their pattern on Palomar (unburned). 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 in Cuyamaca (burned) differed significantly from their pattern on Palomar (unburned). 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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