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Waterfowl utilization of beaver ponds as breedig habitat on the precambrian shield of Ontario

John W. MacLachlan

Waterfowl utilization of beaver ponds as breedig habitat on the precambrian shield of Ontario

by John W. MacLachlan

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Published by s.n.] in [s.l .
Written in English


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Statementby John W. MacLachlan
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 65 l. :
Number of Pages65
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Open LibraryOL19978885M

  Beaver Ponds and Swamps in PA are "Da Ticket" for Ducks! I'd hunt a Beaver Pond or Swamp anyday over lakes or rivers. Bad thing about these 2 is, you have to watch were you step! You could end up over the waders in no time or get stuck in the uderlieing mud! Most every Swamp or Beaver pond I have hunted here in PA holds Woodies and Mallards. A variety of waterfowl use Overflow National Wildlife Refuge every year during migrations in the fall, winter and spring. Mallard, pintail, gadwall, wigeon, green-winged teal, blue-winged teal, Northern shoveler, and wood ducks can be seen on a regular basis on the refuge foraging and roosting.

  Pond 1 has 2 beaver homes on it and slow flow of water down a little channel to pond 2. Pond 2 has a slow trickle to pond 3 but pond 3 is mostly fed from a creek. Not knowing anything about waterfowl food plots I was just going to brush hog everything around the outside edges and plant millet. In general, habitat conditions during the Waterfowl Breeding and Population Habitat Survey (WBPHS) were similar to or improved relative to , with a few exceptions. Much of the Canadian Prairies experienced above-average precipitation between June and the start of the survey.

To reestablish breeding grounds one can reclaim potholes and pond sites and restore threatened breeding areas. true Winter ground drought, excessive drainage, and lack of sufficient food must be remedied in order to have waterfowl return to breeding areas. With its vast water resources, Michigan is a key state for protecting and managing North American waterfowl species of ducks, geese, and swans pause to rest and feed here as they migrate further north in spring and south in fall. Mallards, wood ducks, blue-winged teal, and Canada geese are the most common summer residents and nest in all 83 counties.


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Waterfowl utilization of beaver ponds as breedig habitat on the precambrian shield of Ontario by John W. MacLachlan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Beaver ponds also provide breeding habitat for American black ducks, blue- and green-winged teal, American wigeon, and ring-necked ducks. DU's Ontario research also recorded almost 10 pairs of breeding waterfowl per square mile of forest. waterfowl habitat.

Ponds that are, for the most part, deeper than three (3) metres, and with little emergent vegetation, are not suitable for brood rearing, but may be used by some ducks as staging areas when broods are being led overland from nesting areas File Size: KB. All about habitat. The term "May ponds" refers to the index of wetland habitat obtained at the same time the birds are counted, hence the Habitat portion of the survey.

As a general rule, duck production increases in wet years; so, the number of May ponds along with the count of breeding ducks is an early signal of the coming fall flight.

We studied the use of beaver ponds and associated wetlands by ducks and waterbirds on the Laramie Range, Albany County, Wyoming, during Our goal was to identify physical habital features of beaver ponds associated with use by migrating, breeding, and postbreeding ducks and other birds associated with aquatic by: Managing Beaver Ponds for Waterfowl MBPFW PURPOSE: Properly managed beaver ponds provide beneficial habitat for waterfowl.

The key is the ability to control water levels at critical times of the year to maximize forage. WATER CONTROL: There are two popular devices for controlling water level in beaver ponds. Influence of beaver ponds on the phosphorus concentration of stream water. on the Precambrian shield, Devito (TN) (−5%) of a headwater beaver pond in central Ontario were low during an effort to approach ponds without being detected, and to obtain counts without flushing birds.

Waterfowl observed in flight were only counted if they were associated with a pond “on transect”. Waterfowl observed on sheet water, fields etc. were allotted to the nearest identified pond. Request PDF | OnC.A.

Johnston and others published Beaver wetlands | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate. Beaver Ponds. The distinguishing feature of a beaver pond is that it is shallow. The beavers want it to be shallow because they will do a great deal of foraging for food along the bottom of the pond and it does them no good to have to dive a great depth.

Humans like depth in ponds. The red chironomid (Chironomus riparius) is restricted to acidic ponds although it was able to survive not only at pHbut also in pond water of pH Water from an acidic pond (pH ) was. Sustain breeding waterfowl populations to a mean of 10 breeding waterfowl pairs/km2.

Secure an average of wetlands/km2 in a combination of habitats ranging from ephemeral to permanent to support the waterfowl breeding pair goal. Secure a minimum of 1 permanent wetland/km2 as suitable habitat for brood rearing. Merendino MT, McCullough GB, North NR () Wetland availability and use by breeding waterfowl in southern Ontario.

Journal of Wildlife Management McCall TC, Hodgman TP, Diefenbach DR, Owen RB () Beaver populations and their relation to wetland habitat and breeding waterfowl in Maine. Brood surveys have been a standard means of quantifying waterfowl productivity and habitat use (Dennis and North ).

Ground searches of the Precambrian Shield region, the GCB is overlain by a thick layer of clay (Rowe ), and is therefore more fertile than surrounding boreal C Beaver pond sequences Stream flows through the center.

Later in the breeding season, as duck nests begin to hatch, seasonal wetlands provide important habitat for hens and broods. Research indicates that more ducklings survive during wet years, when seasonal wetlands are more numerous on the landscape, than in dry years, when water is only present in larger, more permanent wetlands.

The Ferruginous Duck breeding pairs nest in the shallower and more vegetated marshy areas of the lake complex. Lowland and the Precambrian Shield. Ponds were selected in a number of geological.

Ponds created by beavers are often the sole source of wetland habitat in dry states. In Montana, for instance, cavity nesting waterfowl like hooded mergansers, wood ducks and buffleheads are usually found breeding in beaver ponds.

Unfortunately, the. Downstream effects of beaver ponds on the water quality of New England first‐ and second‐order streams Article in Ecohydrology 4(5) - September with 1, Reads. by the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (), private landowners must continue to provide habitat for wetland wildlife.

Private landowners oversee the majority of wetlands remaining in the United States, so their cooperation is essential to any major conservation effort to restore and sustain waterfowl populations in the Mississippi Flyway.

Pond Management for Waterfowl Wetlands are some of the most productive wildlife habitat in the world, and there are all types of wetlands. Not only do certain types of wetlands provide for breeding and nesting grounds, but ponds — classified more as deepwater wetlands — throughout the United States serve as wintering habitat for migrating.

Waterfowl Habitat Projects for Your Property Hard Core Decoys If you’re like us, and we know you are, you do what you can to support waterfowl and waterfowl habitat.

The Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was initiated experimentally in and became operational in It has been conducted every year since. The primary purpose of the survey is to provide information on spring population size and trajectory for certain North American duck species.

Another benefit to hunting beaver ponds is there is almost always perfect cover for the hunters to hide in and conceal their location for incoming waterfowl. Cattails and sawgrass is a common thread, both reach heights in excess of six feet and can easily hide a hunter.

Access is another good reason to focus on beaver ponds/swamps.Coordinated waterfowl breeding population surveys have been conducted in Canada, Alaska and portions of the United States since Initial survey areas (strata) were delineated by similar habitat.

These surveys have undergone various revisions since in response to changes in habitat and land use .