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Publication No. 13


Jack H. Berryman Institute

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This publication provides information designed to increase the reader’s basic understanding of predator/prey interactions and the biology and ecology of common North American predators of upland-nesting birds, their nests, and young. We also discuss the potential impacts of these predators on upland-nesting bird populations. By understanding the biology and ecology of predators, the reader will be better prepared to make informed management decisions about how to enhance local upland-nesting bird populations. Information regarding specific techniques that can be used to manage common predators of upland-nesting birds, can be found in an accompanying publication entitled, “A Landowner’s Guide to Managing Common Predators of North American Upland-nesting Birds.