Date of Award
Senior Honors Thesis
College or School
Natural Resources and the Environment
Program or Major
Environmental Conservation Studies
Bachelor of Science
Changes in the climate and land use over time can lead to changes in the composition of wildlife communities. Using data from Project FeederWatch, we examine trends in the abundance and occurrence of birds documented in the winters from 1988 to 2012 in New Hampshire. Changes in abundance and occurrence are summarized for individual bird species as well as across species based on life history traits. In addition, we examined trends for the state as a whole as well as in subregions. We discuss these changes with regards to the variations of climate and land use that are occurring throughout New Hampshire.
Sutcliffe, Lee A., "Insights from Project FeederWatch: Changes in the abundance and occurrence of birds in New Hampshire over the past 24 years" (2014). Honors Theses and Capstones. 199.