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

Responses of Birds to the Pines Fire in the Breeding Season, April 2003–July 2007

Trend within burned area No preference
for burned or unburned
Prefers burned Prefers unburnedPreference unclear
Increasing Wild Turkey
Brown-headed Cowbird
California Quail
White-throated Swift
Sage Sparrow
Greater Roadrunner
Western Wood Pewee
Steller’s Jay
Dark-eyed Junco
Scott’s Oriole

Increased, then flat Blue-gray Gnatcatcher flat for 3 years
Red-tailed Hawk
Bullock’s Oriole
flat for 2 years
Red-shouldered Hawk
Phainopepla
flat for 4 years
Western Bluebird
White-breasted Nuthatch
Cactus Wren

flat for 3 years
Acorn Woodpecker
California Thrasher
Violet-green Swallow

flat for 2 years
Western Scrub Jay
Mountain Chickadee
Bushtit
Wrentit
flat for 3 years
Bell’s Vireo
Verdin
flat for 2 years
Increased, then decreased California Towhee
Black-headed Grosbeak
Brewer’s Blackbird
American Kestrel
Mountain Quail
Costa’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
European Starling
Rock Wren
House Wren
Lesser Goldfinch
Black-chinned Sparrow
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Band-tailed Pigeon
Bewick’s Wren
Black-throated Sparrow
White-tailed Kite
Black Phoebe
House Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Yellow-breasted Chat
Western Meadowlark
Decreasing Say’s Phoebe Mourning Dove
American Crow
N. Mockingbird

Horned Lark
Decreased, then increased
Common Raven House Finch Red-winged Blackbird
Zigzag (down-up-down) Lawrence’s Goldfinch Western Kingbird
Lazuli Bunting
Oak Titmouse
Zigzag (up-down-up)

Hairy Woodpecker
Flat Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Lark Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Flicker
Common Yellowthroat
Summer Tanager
Too few for trend to be assessed

Hutton’s Vireo
American Robin
Pygmy Nuthatch

Bold: Pattern of change in burned area significantly different from that in unburned.

Bold italic: Pattern of change in burned area differs from that in unburned because numbers in unburned area too low for valid statistical comparison.

Not bold: Pattern of change in burned area not significantly different from that in unburned, or comparison not appropriate because of habitat differences (“preference unclear” category).


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