|Sponsor:||Weyerhaeuser Company Limited|
|Region:||Wapiabi & Marchy Banks|
Object & Deliverables
The objectives of this project were to provide baseline data on migratory bird distribution and habitat use in the Wapiabi-Marshy Banks region. This data assisted in identifying critical habitats and integrating them into forest management. Most of the areas were surveyed in the month of June 1998. Various habitat types supported different types and density of bird species. Results of the surveys documented 101 species in the FMA from a total of 188 possible species. The majority were short-distance migrants (>70%), with only a few neo-tropical migrants (9%) or year-round residents (~20%).
The final report was developed by Roger Brown of Aspen Ecological Consulting and submitted January 1998. It is entitled, “Upper Foothills Bird Community Study, Spring & Summer, 1998”