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

Texas Project

Avian productivity and survivorship on the Welder Wildlife Refuge.

September 2007 - December 2009


Participating Agencies

The collection of data presented in this thesis occurred during the summers of 2007, 2008, and 2009 on the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation Refuge in San Patricio County, Texas. This study focused on avian ecology and communities in the Texas coastal bend. The objectives of this study were to assess avian productivity and survival through operation of two netting arrays, conduct point counts at netting arrays to estimate species richness and abundance, and monitor nestling diet of sympatric Golden-fronted (Melanerpes aurifrons) and Ladder-backed Woodpeckers (Picoides scalaris).

Research Publications Publication Date
Schroeder, E., C.W. Boal, and S.N. Glasscock. 2013. Nestling diets and provisioning rates of sympatric golden-fronted and ladder-backed woodpeckers. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125:188-192 March 2013
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Schroeder, Evonne. 2010. Annual productivity and survival of birds in different vegetation communities of the Welder Wildlife Refuge. M.S., Texas Tech University. May 2010