In 2017, we processed 39 birds: 11 American robins (Turdus migratorius), 1 common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas
), 20 gray catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis), 2 house wrens (Troglodytes aedon), 1 indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea), 3 northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis), and 1 American yellow warbler (Setophaga petechia).
By June post-burn, as the mean vegetation height approached 140 cm, the dominant species once again were red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus), common yellowthroats (Geothlypis trichas
) and swamp sparrows (Melospiza georgiana).
Day with Common Name Taxon Contact Taxa Not Detected Contacting Bone Birds Great blue heron Ardea herodias 0 Gray catbird Dumetella carolinensis 0 Common yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
0 Black-capped chickadee Poecile atricapillus 0 Common grackle cf.
The Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas
) is a bird species breeding in wetlands across much of North America (Zink and Klicka, 1990; Guzy and Ritchison, 1999).
For instance, most nests found on the State Game Lands (SGL) 33 ROW in 1991-92 were those of early successional species, including field sparrow (Spizella pusilla), gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), eastern towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas
), and indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea) (Bramble et al.
Nesting Foraging Common Name Scientific Name Guild Guild American robin Turdus migratorius S GI/AO Bachman's sparrow Aimophila aestivalis G GI/Gr Common yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
S/G SI Eastern bluebird Sialia sialis C GI Northern bobwhite Colinus virginianus G GO Red-cockaded woodpecker Picoides borealis C BI Worm-eating warbler Helmitheros vermivorus G GI/SI *S=shrub, G=ground, C=cavity, B=bark, Gr=granivore, I=insectivore, O=omnivore Table 3.
For example, Common Yellow Throat (Geothlypis trichas
) and Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolni) were associated with the fire skips.
virens (Gmelin), black-throated I O green warbler Geothlypis trichas
(Linnaeus), I C common yellowthroat Helmitheros vermivorus (Gmelin), I R worm-eating warbler Iceteria virens (Linnaeus), I C yellow-breasted chat Limnothlypis swainsonii (Audubon), SW R Swainson's warbler Mniotilta varia (Linnaeus), black- I O and-white warbler Oporornis agilis (Wilson), I R Connecticut warbler O.
Clay-colored Sparrows (Spizella pallida) and Common Yellowthroats (Geothlypis trichas
) were most abundant >8 yr postfire.
The most abundant species of warblers for the physiographic strata where they occur are Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas
), Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus), Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens), Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica), and Nashville Warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla) (Table 2, columns 3 and 4).