Birds of the Sicily Island Hills in Spring

Posted: March 21, 2010 in Homepage

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What better time to visit the Sicily Island Hills to bird watch as spring migration begins. Due to the field research and generosity of Michael J. Baranski, a graduate of the Biology Department of the University of Louisiana-Monroe, I am able to provide details of bird life within the Sicily Island Hills.

The Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area prior to 1980, that is before LDWF ownership, was logged for timber in various parcels. The biological study areas of the WMA, explored by the LDWF and Mike Baranski,  include Clearcut, Select, Untreated and Natural which bear out these previous management results. For example consider the following:

Clearcut Select Untreated Natural
Acadian Flycatcher Common Common Very Common Abundant
Blue Grey Gnatcatcher Uncommon Very Common Uncommon Very Common
Brownheaded Cowbird Uncommon Uncommon Very Common Common
Hooded Warbler Very Common Very Common Very Common Abundant
Northern Parula Very Common Very Common Common Common
Pine Warbler Common Abundant Very Common Very Common
Red-eyed Vireo Common Very Common Common Common
Summer Tanager Uncommon Common Common Very Common
White-eyed Vireo Common Absent Common Very Common
Wood Thrush Uncommon Uncommon Uncommon Common
Worm-eating Warbler Uncommon Uncommon Uncommon Common
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Common Very Common Common Common
Yellow-throated Vireo Uncommon Common Uncommon Common
Clearcut Select Untreated Natural
Acadian Flycatcher Common Common Very Common Abundant
Blue Grey Gnatcatcher Uncommon Very Common Uncommon Very Common
Brownheaded Cowbird Uncommon Uncommon Very Common Common
Hooded Warbler Very Common Very Common Very Common Abundant
Northern Parula Very Common Very Common Common Common
Pine Warbler Common Abundant Very Common Very Common
Red-eyed Vireo Common Very Common Common Common
Summer Tanager Uncommon Common Common Very Common
White-eyed Vireo Common Absent Common Very Common
Wood Thrush Uncommon Uncommon Uncommon Common
Worm-eating Warbler Uncommon Uncommon Uncommon Common
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Common Very Common Common Common
Yellow-throated Vireo Uncommon Common Uncommon Common
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