Rainfall Effects on Heron and Egret Nest Abundance in the San Francisco Bay Area

Author(s): 

Kelly, John P.
T. E. Condeso

Publication Date: 

2014

Type of Document: 

Journal Article

Twelve models addressing the current and delayed effects of seasonal rainfall and rainfall volatility (a measure of storm intensity) were used to evaluate changes in nest abundances of herons and egrets in the San Francisco Bay area, from 1991 to 2010. Wetter- or drier-than-average conditions, two winters before nesting, were associated with reduced growth rates of Great Egret (Ardea alba) nest abundance.

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Citation: 

Kelly, J.P. and T. E. Condeso.  2014.  Rainfall Effects on Heron and Egret Nest Abundance in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wetlands (2014) 34: 893. doi:10.1007/s13157-014-0551-0
   

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