Raptors in human landscapes : adaptations to built and cultivated environments / edited by David M. Bird, Daniel E. Varland, Juan Jose Negro.Material type: TextPublication details: London : Academic, 1996.ISBN:
- 598.9 20
- On front cover: Raptor Research Foundation.
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1. Peregrine Falcons in Urban North America / Tom J. Cade, Mark Martell, Patrick Redig, Gregory A. Septon and Harrison B. Tordoff -- 2. Bridge Use by Peregrine Falcons in the San Francisco Bay Area / Douglas A. Bell, David P. Gregoire and Brian J. Walton -- 3. Eggshell Thickness and Contaminant Analysis of Reintroduced, Urban Nesting Peregrine Falcons in Wisconsin / Gregory A. Septon and Jim B. Marks -- 4. The Urban Buteo: Red-shouldered Hawks in Southern California / Peter H. Bloom and Michael D. McCrary -- 5. Urban Nesting Biology of Cooper's Hawks in Wisconsin / Robert N. Rosenfield, John Bielefeldt, Joelle L. Affeldt and David J. Beckmann -- 6. Urban Ecology of the Mississippi Kite / James W. Parker -- 7. Costs and Benefits of Urban Nesting in the Lesser Kestrel / Jose Luis Tella, Fernando Hiraldo, Jose Antonio Donazar-Sancho and Juan Jose Negro -- 8. Nesting Success of Western Burrowing Owls in Natural and Human-altered Environments / Eugene S. Botelbo and Patricia C. Arrowood -- 9. Eastern Screech Owls in Suburbia: A Model of Raptor Urbanization / Frederick R. Geblbach -- 10. Red-tailed Hawks Nesting on Human-made and Natural Structures in Southeast Wisconsin / William E. Stout, Raymond K. Anderson and Joseph M. Papp -- 11. Documentation of Raptor Nests on Electric Utility Facilities Through a Mail Survey / Roberta Blue -- 12. Osprey Population Increase along the Willamette River, Oregon, and the Role of Utility Structures, 1976-93 / Charles J. Henny and James L. Kaiser -- 13. The Use of Artificial Nest Sites by an Increasing Population of Ospreys in the Canadian Great Lakes Basin / Peter J. Ewins -- 14. The Osprey in Germany: Its Adaptation to Environments Altered by Man / Bernd-Ulrich Meyburg, Otto Manowsky and Christiane Meyburg -- 15. Effectiveness of Artificial Nesting Structures for Ferruginous Hawks in Wyoming / James R. Tigner, Mayo W. Call and Michael N. Kochert -- 16. Peregrine Falcons: Power Plant Nest Structures and Shoreline Movements / Gregory A. Septon, John Bielefeldt, Tim Ellestad, Jim B. Marks and Robert N. Rosenfield -- 17. Competition for Nest Boxes Between American Kestrels and European Starlings in an Agricultural Area of Southern Idaho / Marc J. Bechard and Joseph M. Bechard -- 18. White-tailed Kite Movement and Nesting Patterns in an Agricultural Landscape / Andrea L. Erichsen, Shawn K. Smallwood, A. Marc Commandatore, Barry W. Wilson and Michael D. Fry -- 19. Association Analysis of Raptors on a Farming Landscape / Shawn K. Smallwood, Brenda J. Nakamoto and Shu Geng -- 20. Sparrowhawks in Conifer Plantations / I. Newton -- 21. Adaptations of Raptors to Man-made Spruce Forests in the Uplands of Britain / Steve J. Petty -- 22. Spotted Owls in Managed Forests of Western Oregon and Washington / Scott P. Horton -- 23. Goshawk Adaptation to Deforestation: Does Europe Differ From North America? / Robert E. Kenward -- 24. Rain Forest Raptor Communities in Sumatra: The Conservation Value of Traditional Agroforests / Jean-Marc Thiollay -- 25. Diurnal Raptors in the Fragmented Rain Forest of the Sierra Imataca, Venezuela / Eduardo Alvarez, David H. Ellis, Dwight G. Smith and Charles T. Larue -- 26. Value of Nest Site Protection in Ameliorating the Effects of Forestry Operations on Wedge-tailed Eagles in Tasmania / Nick J. Mooney and Robert J. Taylor -- 27. Use of Reservoirs and other Artificial Impoundments by Bald Eagles in South Carolina / A. Lawrence Bryan, Jr., Thomas M. Murphy, Keith L. Bildstein, I. Lehr Brisbin, Jr. and John J. Mayer -- 28. Attraction of Bald Eagles to Habitats just below Dams in Piedmont North and South Carolina / Richard D. Brown -- 29. Reclaimed Surface Mines: An Important Nesting Habitat for Northern Harriers in Pennsylvania / Ronald W. Rohrbaugh, Jr. and Richard H. Yahner -- 30. Raptors Associated with Airports and Aircraft / S. M. Satheesan -- 31. The Effect of Altered Environments on Vultures / David C. Houston -- 32. The Impact of Man on Raptors in Zimbabwe / Ron R. Hartley, Kit Hustler and Peter J. Mundy -- 33. Response of Common Black Hawks and Crested Caracaras to Human Activities in Mexico / Ricardo Rodriguez-Estrella -- 34. Occurrence and Distribution of Diurnal Raptors in Relation to Human Activity and Other Factors at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Colorado / Charles R. Preston and Ronald D. Beane -- Appendix: List of species mentioned in the text.
On front cover: Raptor Research Foundation.
Despite the continuing, often harmful changes wrought upon many natural habitats by modern development, the opportunistic and resourceful nature of many raptor species has enabled them to find a variety of ways to both adapt to and often benefit from the activities of humans. In addition, the growing concern for the health of raptor populations has increasingly led planners and land users to make special, and often innovative, arrangements to ease these impacts and to provide for the special needs of birds of prey. The papers presented at a recent meeting organized by the Raptor Research Foundation form the starting point for the collection presented here. The coverage of this book is broad, ranging from the impact of human activity on country wide scales to the particular conditions associated with urban, cultivated and industrial landscapes, as well as to the various schemes specifically directed towards the provision of artificial nest sites and platforms. The cases described hail from a wide geographic range including North and South America, Europe, Africa and elsewhere, and from a broad spectrum of species groups such as the falcons, accipiters, eagles, kites and many others. The message is a hopeful one. While much land development is inherently disruptive to wildlife, a knowledge of raptor biology and a concern for the birds can be combined to find solutions to the problems that arise, so that Peregrine Falcons can be tempted to nest in the heart of our cities, Ospreys can be encouraged to return to their old haunts, owls and hawks can thrive in managed woodland, and the problems of mortality from power lines can be minimized. This is a book of immense value not only to ornithologists and conservation biologists, but also to engineers and managers involved in all kinds of building and environmental work in cities, power and water works, agriculture and forestry.