Habitat Management Guides
Managing Forest Birds in Southeast Ohio: A Guide for Land Managers
OBCI has partnered with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio State University (School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab), The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, OSU Extension, and the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership to design and illustrate a guide written by Amanda Rodewald entitled “Managing forest birds in Southeast Ohio: A Guide for Land Managers”. A full- length guide and a summary of management recommendations are both available.
This guide is written for land managers seeking to improve habitat conditions for forest birds. Recommendations are based on research conducted in the forested landscapes of southeast Ohio by The Ohio State University and Ohio Division of Wildlife.
Author: Amanda D. Rodewald, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
Document Design and Illustration: Amanda Duren, Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative
Reviews provided by: David Apsley, Greg Guess, Cotton Randall, Mike Reynolds, and Dan Yaussy.
Printing made possible by The Nature Conservancy in Ohio.
Printing assistance provided by Kathy Smith and Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension.
Full-length guide (33 pages). Hard copies of the full-length guide are available upon request.
A summary of the management recommendations included in the full-length guide (9 pages).
Managing Habitats for Migrating Land Birds in the Western Lake Erie Basin: A Guide to Landscaping and Land Management
In partnership with the Nature Conservancy, OBCI has produced a booklet for landowners in the Western Lake Erie Basin interested in managing their property as stopover habitat for migrating birds.
This is a practical guide describing how private landowners and managers of corporate lands, city parks and other public areas can manage habitats to assist birds as they migrate through the Great Lakes region, especially around Lake Erie. Protecting habitat in the Lake Erie watershed will fill critical stopover needs of migratory birds because little of the natural landscape remains in this region. This guide focuses on land birds because populations of many species are declining, yet millions of these birds travel through the western Lake Erie basin during spring and fall.We encourage you to adopt these landscaping and land management suggestions so that the birds have safe harbor and can pass successfully through the Lake Erie region.