We are currently synthesizing the available information regarding the Effects of Forest Fire on Birds in the Northern Rockies. If you are aware of articles, reports, or books relevant to this region that are not listed here, please let us know (AUTHORS).

AVAILABLE LITERATURE: Olive-sided Flycatcher, Moose Fire, W. S. Sherman photo

Altman, B. 2000. Olive-sided Flycatcher nest success and habitat relationships in post-fire and harvested forests of western Oregon 1997-1999. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon State Office, Portland.

Altman, B., and R. Sallabanks. 2000. Olive-sided Flycatcher. A. Poole, and F. Gill, editors. The Birds of North America. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and The Academy of Natural Sciences.

Bock, C. E., and J. F. Lynch. 1970. Breeding bird populations of burned and unburned conifer forest in the Sierra Nevada. The Condor 72:182-189.

Caton, E. L. 1996. Effects of fire and salvage logging on the cavity-nesting bird community in northwestern Montana. PhD Dissertation, University of Montana, Missoula, USA.

Dixon, R. D., and V. A. Saab. 2000. Black-backed woodpecker. A. Poole, and F. Gill, editors. The Birds of North America. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and The Academy of Natural Sciences.

Everett, R. et al. 1999. Snag dynamics in a chronosequence of 26 wildfires on the east slope of the Cascade Range Washington State. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 9: 223-234. Finch, D. M., and L. F. Ruggiero. 1993. Wildlife habitats and biological diversity in the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains. Natural Areas Journal 13:191-203.

Hitchcox, S. M. 1996. Abundance and nesting success of cavity-nesting birds in unlogged and slavage-logged burned forest in northwestern Montana. Masters Thesis, University of Montana, Missoula, USA.

Hejl, S. J., and M. McFadzen. 2000. Maintaining fire-associated bird species across forest landscapes in the northern Rockies. INT-99543-RJVA Final Report.

Hutto, R. L. 1995. Composition of bird communities following stand-replacement fires in northern Rocky Mountain (U.S.A.) conifer forests. Conservation Biology 9:1041-1058.

Kotliar, N.B., S. Hejl, R.L. Hutto, V. Saab, C.P. Melcher, and M.E. McFadzen. In press. Effects of wildfire and post-fire salvage logging on avian communities in conifer-dominated forests of the Western United States. Studies in Avian Biology.

Lehmkuhl, J.F., R. L. Everett, and P.F. Hessburg. 1995. Wildland fire and management of plants and animals. Western Forester 40:14-15.

McClelland, B. R., and S. S. Frissell. 1979. Identifying forest snags useful for hole-nesting birds. Journal of Forestry 73:414-417.

McClelland, B. R., S. S. Frissell, W. C. Fischer, and C. H. Halverson. 1979. Habitat management for hole-nesting birds in forests of western larch and Douglas-fir. Journal of Forestry 77:480-483.

Murphy, E. C., and W. A. Lehnhausen. 1998. Density and foraging ecology of woodpeckers following a stand-replacement fire. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:1359-1372.

Potter, M. W., and S. R. Kessell. 1980. Predicting mosaics and wildlife diversity resulting from fire disturbance to a forest ecosystem. Environmental Management 4:247-254.

Powell, H. D. W. 2000. The influence of prey density on post-fire habitat use of the black-backed woodpecker. Masters Thesis, University of Montana, Missoula, USA.

Saab, V. A., and J. G. Dudley. 1998. Response of cavity nesting birds to stand-replacement fire and salvage logging in ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests of Southwestern Idaho. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Research Paper, RMRS-RP-11.

Sallabanks, R., and J. D. McIver. 1998. Response of breeding bird communities to wildfire in the Oregon Blue Mountains: The first three years following the Twin Lakes Fire, 1995-1997. Wildlife and Fire in the Pacific Northwest- Research, Policy and Management, Spokane, WA.

Taylor, D. L., and W. J. J. Barmore. 1980. Post-fire succession of avifauna in coniferous forests of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Wyoming. in R. M. DeGraff, editor. Workshop Proceedings: Management of western forests and grasslands for nongame birds. USFS Ogden UT, USFS Ogden UT.


Fire and Avian Ecology - abstracts from a symposium at the third international Partners in Flight Conference, March 2002. Manuscripts in preparation for publication in Studies in Avian Biology.

Forests, Fire, and Birds - results from the Northern Region Landbird Monitoring Program.

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