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

Responses of Birds to the Pines Fire in Winter, December 2002–February 2007

Trend within burned area No preference
for burned or unburned
Prefers burned Prefers unburned Preference unclear
Decreasing



Increasing Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mountain Quail
California Quail
European Starling
Fox Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Wild Turkey
Greater Roadrunner
Hairy Woodpecker
American Robin
Oak Titmouse
Wrentit
| California Towhee
White-tailed Kite
Northern Harrier
House Sparrow
Common Yellowthroat
Peaking (number is number of winters from fire to peak) American Kestrel (4)
White-throated Swift (3)
Say’s Phoebe (4)
Loggerhead Shrike (4)
Hermit Thrush (4)
N. Mockingbird (4)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (4)
White-crowned Sparrow (4)
Red-tailed Hawk (4)
American Crow (3)
Rock Wren (2)
Lawrence’s Goldfinch (3)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (4)
Vesper Sparrow (2)
Rufous-crowned Sparrow (4)
Phainopepla (4)
Western Bluebird (4)
Cactus Wren (4)
Bewick’s Wren (4)
Purple Finch (2)
Black-throated Sparrow (3)
Black Phoebe (4)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (4)
Horned Lark (3)
Song Sparrow (4)
Western Meadowlark (2)
Dipping (number is number of winters from fire to trough)

Bushtit (2)
Zigzag (down-up-down; number is number of winters from fire to peak) Mountain Bluebird (4) Nuttall’s Woodpecker (4)
Common Raven (3)


Zigzag (up-down-up; number is number of winters from fire to trough) N. Flicker (4)
W. Scrub Jay (4)
Mourning Dove (3)
House Finch (3)
Dark-eyed Junco (4)
Band-tailed Pigeon (4) American Pipit
Brewer’s Blackbird
Zigzag (up-down-up-down or “M” pattern Brewer’s Sparrow House Wren
Lesser Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Golden-crowned Sparrow Savannah Sparrow
Plateau (increase from year 1 to year 2, no change since) Sage Sparrow
Acorn Woodpecker
Steller’s Jay
California Thrasher
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-winged Blackbird
Flat Golden Eagle
Anna’s Hummingbird

Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Mountain Chickadee
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Verdin
Absent

Pygmy Nuthatch
Scott’s Oriole

Not bold: Species whose pattern of change along the burned routes did not differ significantly from their pattern along the unburned routes. 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 routes. 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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