Survival and persistence of woodland birds in restoration plantings

Date: 22, Aug, 2018
Author(s):   David Lindenmayer, Damian Michael, Donna Belder, Jennifer Pierson, Karen Ikin, Mason Crane
Publisher: TSR Hub

Restoration plantings in fragmented agricultural landscapes provide habitat for declining woodland bird communities, but can they support resident, breeding populations of woodland birds? This research project focuses on the breeding success and site fidelity of woodland birds in restoration plantings in the South West Slopes Bioregion of NSW. It explores the effects of factors such as size and shape of plantings on the ability of woodland birds to successfully breed and persist in plantings. This approach shifts the focus of woodland bird research from the species-level to the population-level, with the aim of improving our ability to assess whether restoration plantings are achieving conservation goals.