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.
Location of Sampling Stations: 14 watershed units on Konza and 2 adjoining units on Rannell’s Preserve.Frequency of Sampling: Every ~7-10 days.
Variable Measured: Date, location weather, number of territorial males.Codes Used:Observers:AB W. Alice BoyleADT Alaina ThomasAJH Alex HenryAMC Amanda CharpinelANB Allison BaysASS Amie SommersBJB Brett BudachBJR Breyana RamseyBV Bram VerheijenBW Blake WalterCES Chelsea SinkCKP Chyna PeiCRW Caitie WeichmannDDH Destiney HettDJS Dylan SmithEJW Emily WilliamsHN Hunter NedlandITW Ian WatersJMG Jackie GehrtJMS Joseph SchmidtJN Jessica NyguyenLTA Lauren AngermeyerMLG Michaela GustafsonMR Mark HerseSKW Sarah WinnickiSLD Sarah DemaduraSMM Stephanie MunguiaSVR Suzy Replogle CurnuttYVM Yisel Marquez Wind:0 Calm Calm, smoke rises vertically1 Light Air Smoke drift indicates wind direction,2 Light Breeze Wind felt on face, leaves rustle, vanes begin to move3 Gentle Breeze Leaves and small twigs constantly moving, light flags extended4 Moderate Breeze Dust, leaves, and loose paper lifted, small tree branches move5 Fresh Breeze Small trees in leaf begin to sway6 Strong Breeze Larger tree branches moving, whistling in wires7 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 song1.5 Courtship Alternate song2 Paired Two birds, no fight3 Nest Building/Incubating Carry grass, flush close, chips4 Nestlings Carry food; chips, little song5 Fledglings
For additional metadata information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/DC.pdfFor additional methods information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/MM.pdf