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Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow nest monitoring data 2011 to 2013


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Ruth, J.M., 2018, Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow nest monitoring data 2011 to 2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data include nest-specific information about Arizona Grasshopper Sparrow nests monitored during 2011 to 2013. The data are formatted as we used them in Program MARK to evaluate factors affecting daily nest survival. Data includes information on when the nest was found, when it was last known to be active, nest fate, and nest age. In addition, we provide vegetation data from the nest site itself and the nest plot as well as summary seasonal precipitation data collected from other sources and used in these analyses.


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Janet M Ruth
Originator :
Janet M Ruth
Metadata Contact :
Janet M Ruth
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Fort Collins Science Center
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AZ GRSP nest monitoring data 2011 to 2013.xml
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AZ GRSP Nest Monitoring Data 2011 to 2013.csv 11.78 KB


Avian species endemic to desert grasslands of North America contend with a unique set of ecological challenges, including monsoonal rains, drought, and variable temperatures, and have evolved physiological and behavioral means of coping with such extremes. However, in spite of adaptations, changes in temperature and precipitation patterns continue to affect breeding phenology and success and population growth rates in aridland species. We wanted to know how Grasshopper Sparrow daily nest survival was affected by seasonal precipitation and vegetation.



  • Fort Collins Science Center (FORT)
  • USGS Data Release Products



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DOI doi:10.5066/P9USE8CH

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