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1 October 2002 Quantifying avian habitat use in forests using track-plates
Kailen A. Mooney
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I constructed track-plates resembling short pine branches and attached them to pairs of neighboring pine trees distributed over a 1000-ha area in the Colorado Front Range. I checked track-plates after four and eight days between 24–31 August 2000 and scored each for the presence or absence of tracks. Half of all track plates were marked within four days. I found a positive correlation between scores of paired trees, indicating that track-plating accurately reflected the relative abundance of birds among habitat patches. A power analysis showed that to test for a 15% difference in bird visitation among habitats with a power of 0.75 required a sample size of 25 trees.

Kailen A. Mooney "Quantifying avian habitat use in forests using track-plates," Journal of Field Ornithology 73(4), 392-398, (1 October 2002). https://doi.org/10.1648/0273-8570-73.4.392
Received: 21 March 2001; Accepted: 1 December 2001; Published: 1 October 2002
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