CANADA WARBLER RESPONSE TO VEGETATION STRUCTURE ON RECOVERING ENERGY SECTOR DISTURBANCES

Erin Bayne, University of Alberta

16-ERPC-08

This multi-year project is focused on understanding the dynamic response of the Canada Warbler to energy sector disturbance as one step in this process.  Understanding how Canada Warbler populations respond to intensity of energy development and how they behave locally when near energy sector sites is essential for informing critical habitat and what warrants its destruction versus enhancement.  Specifically, this proposal is intended to document how vegetation recovery after energy sector features are reclaimed influences Canada Warbler.

Policy Issue

Biodiversity; species conservation; migratory birds; Canada warbler

Knowledge Gap

Canada warbler use and response to disturbed and restored habitat

Project Links

Boreal Avian Modelling Project www.borealbirds.ca

Boreal Ecosystem Recovery and Assessment www.bera-project.org