Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
Habitat: Oak-Chaparral
Habitat Attribute: moderate to high shrub cover

Habitat Objectives (Sites)
Oak-Chaparral in the following conditions:
– tree cover <45%
– shrub cover >40%

Population Objectives (Sites)
Target Densities in Suitable Habitat:
Klamath Mountains:
– Rogue: >0.51 birds/ha
Maintain cowbird parasitism levels <10% within specific study sites

Rockwell, S. M., J. L. Stephens, and B. Altman. 2021. Population and habitat objectives for landbirds in grassland, oak, and riparian habitats in the Puget Lowlands, Willamette Valley, and Klamath Mountains ecoregions. Version 2.0. Prepared for Oregon-Washington Partners in Flight, Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service. Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland, OR, and American Bird Conservancy, Corvallis, OR


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