Wetland use by waterbirds that winter in coastal Texas

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dc.contributor.authorAnderson JTen_US
dc.contributor.authorTacha TCen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuehl GTen_US
dc.contributor.authorLobpries Den_US
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dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:13:53Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:13:53Z
dc.date.issued1940en_US
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dc.description.abstractWetland use and selection by species of waterbirds (shorebirds, wading birds, gulls, terns, grebes, cormorants, and pelicans) between the Rio Grande and Galveston Bay in coastal Texas were studied during September and November of 1991-92 and during January and March of 1992-93. Based on a stratified (by dominant land use) random sample of 64.75-ha plots, 88 species of waterbirds using wetlands were observed. Ranks of density and proportion of feeding bird indicated that cormorants and pelicans preferred wetlands with less than 30% vegetation. Gulls, terns, and skimmers preferred certain types of estuarine and lacustrine wetlands with less than 30% vegetation, especially estuarine subtidal rock bottom rubble types. Grebes and rails selectively used palustrine aquatic-bed rooted vascular and unconsolidated bottom mud wetland types. Herons, egrets, and bitterns preferred certain types of lacustrine and estuarine wetlands. Shorebirds used estuarine intertidal wetlands. Waterbird management should focus on 26 of the 82 wetland types that we prioritized in the coastal plains of Texas. Management should focus on protecting, enhancing, or restoring complexes of various wetland types, especially estuarine aquatic-bed and intertidal unconsolidated substrate typesen_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/22998
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dc.notes1081-2911EnglishEnglishBook MonographMarine; Brackish; FreshwaterCS9802896en_US
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dc.publisherNATL. BIOL. SERV.: INF. TECHNOL. REP. no. 8en_US
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dc.subjectAquatic birdsen_US
dc.subjectASW,USA,Texasen_US
dc.subjectAvesen_US
dc.subjectBirdsen_US
dc.subjectBitternsen_US
dc.subjectCoastal environmentsen_US
dc.subjectCoastal zoneen_US
dc.subjectD 04671 Birdsen_US
dc.subjectEgretsen_US
dc.subjectGalveston Bayen_US
dc.subjectGullsen_US
dc.subjectHabitat selectionen_US
dc.subjectHabitat utilizationen_US
dc.subjectHeronsen_US
dc.subjectLand Useen_US
dc.subjectmuden_US
dc.subjectQ1 01423 Behaviouren_US
dc.subjectQ2 02124 Coastal zone managementen_US
dc.subjectQ5 01523 Conservation,wildlife management and recreationen_US
dc.subjectspecies compositionen_US
dc.subjectTernsen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectUSAen_US
dc.subjectUSA,Texasen_US
dc.subjectvegetationen_US
dc.subjectWetlandsen_US
dc.subjectwinteren_US
dc.titleWetland use by waterbirds that winter in coastal Texasen_US
dc.typeBOOKen_US
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