Land Condition Trend Analysis Avian Database: Ecological Guild-based Summaries


This report documents an... "LCTA database update that provides selected ecological attributes (particularly for the nesting season) for 676 bird species occurring within the continental United States. This database upgrade provides land managers the capability to: (1) generate ecological guild-based summaries with no additional fieldwork, (2) identify specific groups of birds most likely to be impacted by a spatially discrete training impact, (3) customize the local database by adjusting individual attributes for species specific to the installation, and (4) conveniently cross reference or simply convert all LCTA species codes to more globally recognized American Ornithological Union AOU numbers or the Bird Banding Laboratories Alpha codes.”



Schreiber, E.R. and Whitworth, W. R. 1998. Land condition trend analysis avian database: ecological guild-based summaries. US Army Corps of Engineers Research Laboratory Technical Report 98/100.


See attachments:

1. The report (pdf format)

2. The database for 676 North American bird species, including info on migration status, nest location, nest type, food type, foraging substrate, foraging technique, and habitat. Tab-delimited text file.



Note that two errors in the PDF table were corrected in the .txt file:

All guild data for Phalacrocorax olivaceus and Phalacrocorax pelagicus (i.e. the 2nd page of columns in the PDF from Nest Type on) are mistakenly filled with values for Boreal Chickadee and Carolina Chickadee. Values (from Nest Type thru Habitat) were replaced with values for similar cormorant species (Great Cormorant, Red-faced Cormorant).

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