Avian Monitoring in the Allegheny Highlands - 2017 Summary

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In 2017, the seventh year of avian monitoring was completed within the 18,000- acre Warm Springs Mountain Restoration Project, a collaborative restoration project spanning lands owned by The Nature Conservancy and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Developed by the Central Appalachians FLN partnership, this project is working to restore the historical fire regime in Appalachian pine-oak forests through controlled burns and is monitoring the landscape-scale responses of associated bird and plant communities.

This three-page document reports highlights of the 2017 season, and includes a table summarizing overall results from the seven-year time span, as well as photos of three noteworthy additions to the list of species observed.