Bird habitat


Wildlife in Managed Forests: Oregon Forest Practices Act Reference Series
These fact sheets help forest managers plan management activities that have the potential to impact forest-dwelling birds such as the bald eagle, marbled murrelet or osprey. The fact sheets specifically outline the nesting seasons of all the birds, plus a few more species that are protected by the OFPA.

Bald Eagle
Band-tailed pigeon
Golden eagle
Great blue heron
Marbled murrelet
Northern spotted owl
Peregrine falcon

Managing Small Woodlands for Raptors
This publication provides information on the range, habitat, status and life cycle of forest-dwelling raptors in Oregon and Washington. Additionally, this publication briefly discusses pertinent regulations for these raptors.

Cavity-nesting Birds and Small Woodlands
Many birds utilize cavities for roosting, resting, cover or other purposes during some time of the year to ensure their survival in forested areas in Oregon and Washington. These colorful, active and interesting bird species have important ecological roles that enhance the beauty and ecological health of woodlands. This publication discusses different cavity-nesting bird species, their habitats and management techniques for small woodlands.

Hawk, Eagle and Osprey Management on Small Woodlands
Raptors – or birds of prey – include hawks, eagles and osprey. Raptors benefit from small woodlots because most of their food is small mammals along with some birds and reptiles. This publication discusses raptors, their habitat and management techniques for small woodlands.

Managing Forest Habitats for Migrant Songbirds
This publication discusses migrant songbirds that migrate to the Pacific Northwest in the spring. Warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, thrushes, swallows and vireos are common examples.

Managing Pacific Northwest Forests for Band-tailed Pigeons
The welfare of the Pacific Coast population of the band-tailed pigeon is directly related to forestland management in Oregon and Washington, and is therefore of interest to small forestland owners. This publication discusses the species’ history, population status and management.

Managing Small Woodlands for Grouse
The Northwest is home to six of the 10 species of North American grouse. Three of the species are found in forested areas and may be impacted by operations on small woodlands. This publication discusses grouse, their habitat and management techniques for small woodlands.

Quail on Small Woodlands
This publication discusses the different species of quail that are found in the Pacific Northwest, plus their habitat and management techniques.

Wood Ducks on Small Woodlands
This publication discusses wood ducks, including the species history, population status and management.

Habitat Management for Turkeys on Small Woodlands
This publication discusses wild turkeys, including the species history, population status and management.

Wildlife in Managed Forests: Early Seral-associated Songbirds
This 32-page booklet offers forest landowners and managers scientific background and solutions for managing young forests to promote songbird habitat. It’s part of OFRI’s series of publications addressing the habitat requirements and ecological roles of various wildlife species in the Pacific Northwest