CBS03 Grasshopper sparrow surveys: densities, reproductive index, and locations of marked individuals on Konza Prairie


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.

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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.
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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
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

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

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