Birds of Ontario: Habitat Requirements, Limiting Factors and Status

Birds of Ontario: Habitat Requirements, Limiting Factors and Status

by Al Sandilands

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Overview

The volumes in the Birds of Ontario series summarize life history requirements of bird species that are normally part of the ecology of Ontario. This is the second volume in the series and completes the treatment of the nonpasserine bird species occurring in Ontario on a regular basis. Information on habitat, limiting factors, and status is summarized for 83 species in this volume. These topics are covered for the three primary avian seasons: breeding, migration, and winter. Habitat, nest sites, territoriality, site fidelity, annual reproductive effort, habitat loss and degradation, environmental contaminants, and a variety of other topics are covered in the species accounts. Maps depicting breeding and wintering range are presented for most species along with drawings by Ross James.

Birds of Ontario is an essential reference source for wildlife biologists, environmental consultants, and planners preparing or reviewing environmental impact statements and environmental assessments. Serious birders will find the volumes of interest as well. Although the books focus on Ontario birds, the information is highly relevant to adjacent provinces and states.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774812290
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 01/29/2007
Series: Birds of Ontario
Pages: 365
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Scope and Sources of Information
Format of the Species Accounts
Future Research

SPECIES ACCOUNTS
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper
Eskimo Curlew
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin
Stilt Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Ruff
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Bonaparte’s Gull
Little Gull
Franklin’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Parasitic Jaeger
Black Guillemot
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Barn Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Barred Owl
Great Gray Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Boreal Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-will's-widow
Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

LITERATURE CITED
INDEX

What People are Saying About This

Jean-Pierre Savard

This book makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of the birds of Ontario. It will appeal to the specialist because of its numerous citations of pertinent literature and its compilation of several sources of information, and to birders because it summarizes so many interesting aspects of the ecology of Ontario birds. It will also be relevant to readers outside Ontario who live in areas where the same species occur.

Jean—Pierre Savard

This book makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of the birds of Ontario. It will appeal to the specialist because of its numerous citations of pertinent literature and its compilation of several sources of information, and to birders because it summarizes so many interesting aspects of the ecology of Ontario birds. It will also be relevant to readers outside Ontario who live in areas where the same species occur.

Quarterly Review of Biology - Rob Rempel

Without a doubt, this volume will be a valuable resource that summarizes current and past scientific literature on habitat requirements, limiting factors, status, migration, and seasonal issues at a level of rigor and detail much higher than that found in most field identification guides. . . . Knowledge of bird ecology is becoming increasingly important to resource managers, and for this reason alone this book is very timely.

Ontario Birds - Ron Tozer

Sandilands has done a very thorough job of researching information. . . . A tremendous amount of material is summarized in the species accounts, and it is presented in a well—written style.

From the Publisher

"Sandilands has done a very thorough job of researching information. . . . A tremendous amount of material is summarized in the species accounts, and it is presented in a well—written style."—Ron Tozer, Ontario Birds

"Without a doubt, this volume will be a valuable resource that summarizes current and past scientific literature on habitat requirements, limiting factors, status, migration, and seasonal issues at a level of rigor and detail much higher than that found in most field identification guides. . . . Knowledge of bird ecology is becoming increasingly important to resource managers, and for this reason alone this book is very timely."—Rob Rempel, Quarterly Review of Biology

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