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Tag: Western Wood-Pewee

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)

Habitat: Oak Closed Woodland or Forest
Habitat Attribute: canopy edges and openings

Habitat Objectives (Sites)
Mature riparian open woodland in the following conditions:

  • canopy closure 35-85% of which >80% is oak cover and <10% conifer cover
  • native understory of shrubs such as snowberry and serviceberry interspersed with native herbaceous grasses and forbs where neither is >80% of understory
  • high edge to opening ratios

Population Objectives (Sites)
Target Densities in Suitable Habitat:

Puget Lowlands:
-North: >0.01 birds/ha (>0.28 birds/ac)
-South: >0.01 birds/ha (>0.28 birds/ac)

Willamette Valley:
-North: >0.53 birds/ha (>0.48 birds/ac)
-South: >0.53 birds/ha (>0.25 birds/ac)

Klamath Mountains:
-Umpqua: >0.54 birds/ha (>0.22 birds/ac)
-Rogue: >0.16 birds/ha (>0.07 birds/ac)

Rockwell, S. M., J. L. Stephens, and B. Altman. 2022. Population and habitat objectives for landbirds in prairie, oak, and riparian habitats of western Oregon and Washington. 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.