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Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls (2012)

A survey of the avifauna of the Dalquest Desert Research Site in the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas

Holbert David W

Titre : A survey of the avifauna of the Dalquest Desert Research Site in the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas

Auteur : Holbert David W

University : Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls

Grade : Master of Science 2012

Résumé
A survey of the avifauna of the Dalquest Desert Research Site (DDRS) was conducted over a 33 month period to determine bird diversity. A total of 96 bird species were observed. Seasonal distribution of each species was determined. The sparrows of the family Emberizidae represented the largest percentage of species observed. Observations of abundant wintering sparrows, neotropical migrants and desert residents indicate that the DDRS is an important reservoir of avifauna biodiversity in this region of the Chihuahuan Desert. Two factors that contribute to the degree of bird diversity are the absence of domestic grazing and the presence of permanent water. Additional hours of observation will likely add to the avifauna list of the DDRS

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