Data on the location, identity, and reproductive index (Vickery, 1992 #5253) of Grasshopper Sparrows within 10-ha plots on 14 watersheds units on Konza and on 2 adjoining units on the Rannells Preserve. Each plot was surveyed every ~7-10 days. These surveys documented individual sparrow locations, and are used to calculate dispersal distances and territory densities.
Codes Used: Observers: AB W. Alice Boyle ADT Alaina Thomas AJH Alex Henry AMC Amanda Charpinel ANB Allison Bays ASS Amie Sommers BJB Brett Budach BJR Breyana Ramsey BV Bram Verheijen BW Blake Walter CES Chelsea Sink CKP Chyna Pei CRW Caitie Weichmann DDH Destiney Hett DJS Dylan Smith EJW Emily Williams HN Hunter Nedland ITW Ian Waters JMG Jackie Gehrt JMS Joseph Schmidt JN Jessica Nyguyen LTA Lauren Angermeyer MLG Michaela Gustafson MR Mark Herse SKW Sarah Winnicki SLD Sarah Demadura SMM Stephanie Munguia SVR Suzy Replogle Curnutt YVM Yisel Marquez Wind: 0 Calm Calm, smoke rises vertically 1 Light Air Smoke drift indicates wind direction, 2 Light Breeze Wind felt on face, leaves rustle, vanes begin to move 3 Gentle Breeze Leaves and small twigs constantly moving, light flags extended 4 Moderate Breeze Dust, leaves, and loose paper lifted, small tree branches move 5 Fresh Breeze Small trees in leaf begin to sway 6 Strong Breeze Larger tree branches moving, whistling in wires 7 Near Gale Whole trees moving, resistance felt walking against wind Precipitation: None, mist, drizzle, light rain, heavy rain, snow, hail Reproductive Index: 1 Territorial Buzz song 1.5 Courtship Alternate song 2 Paired Two birds, no fight 3 Nest Building/Incubating Carry grass, flush close, chips 4 Nestlings Carry food; chips, little song 5 Fledglings
For additional metadata information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/DC.pdf
For additional methods information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/MM.pdf