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Effects of Fuelwood Cutting on Birds in Southern New-England

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Cut stands supported more individuals and more bird species. Bird community composition in cut stands was significantly different from uncut stands. Open-ground birds and most cavity-nesting species preferred and dominated uncut stands. Intense fuelwood harvesting reduced the value of the habitat for cavity-nesting species. Overall abundance of cavity nesters was low on all cut areas. Similarities in bird communities exist between recently cut, older-cut, and uncut stands. Regardless of time elapsed since cutting, stands harvested at similar intensities had similar bird communities and were significantly different from those cut at other levels.
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1986
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