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Ferruginous hawk artificial nest poles : inventory and construction protocol

Description

The ferruginous hawk, an endangered species in Alberta, breeds exclusively in the grasslands of North America. Availability of nesting sites has been identified as a key limiting factor of this species. Artificial nests poles (ANPs) were identified as a possible recovery action by the Alberta Ferruginous Hawk Recovery Team, however a number of questions were raised on how effective the installation of ANPs in the past have been in maintaining ferruginous hawks. The Ferruginous Nest Pole Inventory was completed in 2009, and included cataloguing the nest platforms and their state of repair, identifying their use by ferruginous hawks and other species, and evaluating any conflicts that their placement may have created for other species at risk. Of the149 poles evaluated, 45 had active ferruginous hawk nests. A number of issues were identified that may have caused poles not to be active through this inventory. ANP’s may be an appropriate recovery action for ferruginous hawks in areas that meet key criteria. Following this inventory, a standardized protocol, Artificial Nest Pole Installation and Construction Protocol, was developed which outlines criteria for the use, construction and installation of ANPs. This protocol will assist wildlife managers in balancing the needs of the ferruginous hawk with other species at risk that have similar provincial ranges.

Updated

March 1, 2011

Tags
birds endangered species ferruginous hawk hawks nests species at risk wildlife conservation

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 140

Extent

30 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Contributor

Migaj, Anna

Contributor

Kemper, Cindy

Contributor

Downey, Brandy

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Subject (LCSH)

Ferruginous hawk--Alberta

Subject (LCSH)

Hawks--Nests

Subject (LCSH)

Birds of prey--Nests

Resource Dates

Date Created

2011-03-01

Date Added

2016-02-17T18:40:52.764666

Date Modified

2011-03-01

Date Issued

2011-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778593669

ISBN (print)

9780778593652

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

NEOS catalogue key

5463412

Local Identifier

I/502

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks