Bird response to enhanced vegetation diversity in the Spring Run Complex of Northwestern Iowa


Goals and Objectives:

  • Quantify bird use of 4 habitat types that have been or might be established on managed land in the Spring Run Complex.
  • Monitor vegetation composition and structure in each habitat.
  • Estimate nest success, nestling growth rate, and brood survival of common bird species using each habitat type.
  • Measure invertebrate populations in the three habitat types.

This project was completed by Rolf R. Koford and David L. Otis as Principal Investigators, Jennifer Vogel as a student investigator, and Todd R. Bogenschutz from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. To find out more about this project, click here to read more.

06/01/2006 to 08/31/2011