Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Iowa
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Iowa Project

Assessing the role of conspecific attraction in habitat resotration for Henslow's Sparrows in Iowa

September 2008 - June 2010


Participating Agencies

  • Science Support Partnership

Examine the role of social cues, such as conspecific calls and attraction, in the habitat selection decisions of Henslow's Sparrows by answering the following questions: (1) can Henslow's sparrows be attracted to previously unoccupied restored habitat using conspecific call playbacks? (2) do the vegetation characteristics (structure and composition) of our experimental plots differ from control plots in our study area?

Technical Publications Publication Date
Koford, R.R. 2010. Assessing the Role of Conspecific Attraction in Habitat Restoration for Henslow’s Sparrows in Iowa. Final Report. June 2010