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Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds (Studies in Avian Biology)

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Publisher Comments:

“Until recently, inferring identities of predators and monitoring cryptic behaviors at the nest was time-consuming, often with anecdotal results. No more. Video nest surveillance, so aptly revealed in this volume, has ushered in a new era of data collection that allows field workers to link environmental factors with such aspects as the temporal dynamics of predator communities in relation to what the birds are doing at their nests, thus removing much of the guesswork of earlier studies.”--Spencer G. Sealy, University of Manitoba

"Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds shatters earlier beliefs about how birds interact with nest predators. Much of what we thought we knew about nesting and its hazards was flat-out wrong, as authors in this book discovered by using modern technology in the field. As simple as we would like our models of animal behavior to be, this book shows that reality is far more complex and nuanced."--Douglas H. Johnson, University of Minnesota

Synopsis:

Declining bird populations, especially those that breed in North American grasslands, have stimulated extensive research on factors that affect nest failure and reduced reproductive success. Until now, this research has been hampered by the difficulties inherent in observing nest activities. Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds highlights the use of miniature video cameras and recording equipment yielding new important and some unanticipated insights into breeding bird biology, including previously undocumented observations of hatching, incubation, fledging, diurnal and nocturnal activity patterns, predator identification, predator-prey interactions, and cause-specific rates of nest loss. This seminal contribution to bird reproductive biology uses tools capable of generating astonishing results with the potential for fresh insights into bird conservation, management, and theory.

About the Author

Christine A. Ribic is Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin, Unit Leader, US Geological Survey, Wisconsin Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit.

Frank R. Thompson, III is a Research Wildlife Biologist in the Sustainable Management of Central Hardwood Ecosystems and Landscapes Unit of the Northern Research Station of the USDA at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Pamela A. Pietz is a Research Wildlife Biologist in the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center of the USGS in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword

Part 1. Synthesis/Overview

Chapter 1: Knowledge gained from video-monitoring grassland passerine nests

Pamela J. Pietz, Diane A. Granfors and Christine A. Ribic

Chapter 2: Conservation implications when the nest predators are known

Frank R. Thompson, III and Christine A. Ribic

Chapter 3: Gamebirds and nest cameras: present and future

Susan N. Ellis-Felege and John P. Carroll

Part 2: Breeding Behavior

Chapter 4: Hatching and fledging information from grassland passerine nests

Pamela J. Pietz, Diane A. Granfors and Todd A. Grant

Chapter 5: Attendance patterns and survival of Western Meadowlark nests

Larkin A. Powell, Matthew D. Giovanni, Scott Groepper, Mitchell L. Reineke and Walter H. Schacht

Chapter 6: Sprague's Pipit incubation behavior

Stephen K. Davis and Teslin G. Holmes

Chapter 7: Patterns of incubation behavior in Northern Bobwhites

Jonathan S. Burnam, Gretchen Turner, Susan N. Ellis-Felege, William E. Palmer, D. Clay Sisson and John P. Carroll

Chapter 8: The influence of weather on shorebird incubation

Paul A. Smith, Sarah A. Dauncey, H. Grant Gilchrist and Mark R. Forbes

Chapter 9: Nocturnal activity of nesting shrubland and grassland passerines

Christy M. Slay, Kevin S. Ellison, Christine A. Ribic, Kimberly G. Smith and Carolyn M. Schmitz

Part 3: Behavioral Responses to Predation/Predator Identification

Chapter 10: Bird productivity and nest predation in agricultural grasslands

Christine A. Ribic, Michael J. Guzy, Travis J. Anderson, David W. Sample and Jamie L. Nack

Chapter 11: Predator identity can explain nest predation patterns

Jennifer L. Reidy and Frank Thompson, III

Chapter 12: Nest defense: grassland bird responses to snakes

Kevin Ellison and Christine A. Ribic

Chapter 13: Partial depredations on Northern Bobwhite nests

Susan N. Ellis-Felege, Anne Miller, Jonathan S. Burnam, Shane D. Wellendorf, D. Clay Sisson, William E. Palmer and John P. Carroll

Chapter 14: Identification of Spragues's Pipit nest predators

Stephen K. Davis, Stephanie L. Jones, Kimberly M. Dohms and Teslin G. Holmes

Part 4: Technology

Chapter 15: Development of camera technology for monitoring nests

W. Andrew Cox, M. Shane Pruett, Thomas J. Benson, Scott J. Chiavacci and Frank R. Thompson III

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520273139
Author:
Ribic, Christine Ann
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Thompson, Frank Richard
Author:
Pietz, Pamela Jo
Author:
Ribic, Christine A.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Studies in Avian Biology
Series Volume:
43
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w photographs, 29 line illustration
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.25 x 7.25 in

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Declining bird populations, especially those that breed in North American grasslands, have stimulated extensive research on factors that affect nest failure and reduced reproductive success. Until now, this research has been hampered by the difficulties inherent in observing nest activities. Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds highlights the use of miniature video cameras and recording equipment yielding new important and some unanticipated insights into breeding bird biology, including previously undocumented observations of hatching, incubation, fledging, diurnal and nocturnal activity patterns, predator identification, predator-prey interactions, and cause-specific rates of nest loss. This seminal contribution to bird reproductive biology uses tools capable of generating astonishing results with the potential for fresh insights into bird conservation, management, and theory.
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