Birds

Seattle Forest Restoration Planning Related to Breeding Birds, Jen Syrowitz, Audubon

Status of Breeding Birds in Seattle

Literature Review

Knowledge gaps

Focal area

Local bird monitoring

Avian adaptation to urban environments

Avian-urban habitat relationships

Avian response to forest restoration and habitat succession

THREATS FACING BREEDING BIRDS

Disturbance

Restoration disturbance

Recreational trails

Noise

Outdoor cats and off-leash dogs

Invasive Plants

Herbicide use

NESTING BEHAVIOR OF BREEDING BIRDS

Timing

Nesting Habitat Type

GUIDELINES TO AVOID HARM TO BREEDING BIRDS

Bird Protection Guidelines

When to plan and when to avoid disturbance

Restoration during breeding season

Establishing protection zones and residual reserves

Conducting a nesting bird survey

Habitat Management Guidelines

GUIDELINES TO PROTECT BREEDING BIRDS IN SEATTLE FORESTS

Key Restoration Components

Breeding Birds in Seattle Forest Types

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GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: List of Breeding Bird Species in Seattle

APPENDIX B: Illustration of Possible Nest Locations

APPENDIX C: Breeding Bird Assessment Report

APPENDIX D: Habitat Management Guidelines

APPENDIX E: Breeding Birds in Seattle Forest Types

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