Final reports - Birds

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Piping plover

Adkins Giese, C.L. 1999. Woodpecker nest site selection in oak forests of the Driftless Area in the Upper Midwest. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 69 pp.
Full document (2216 KB)
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Allen, J.H., G.L. Nuechterlein, and D. Buitron. 2005. Lake Christina reclamation: consequences of biomanipulation on use by nongame waterbirds. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 53 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
Full document (2390 KB)
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Baker, R.J. 1999. Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program: 1994-1999. In: The Common Loon: population status and fall migration in Minnesota, Svingen, P.H. and A.X. Hertzel (eds.). M.O.U. Occasional Papers: Number 3. 8 pp.
Summary
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Baker, R.J., Y.C. Anderson, L. Gelvin-Innvaer, M. Hamady, K. Haws, P.S. Perry. 2004. Tenth Anniversary Report - Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program 1994 - 2003. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Report. 12 pp.
Introduction
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Baker, R.J., Y.C. Anderson, L. Gelvin-Innvaer, M. Hamady, K. Haws, P.S. Perry. 2002. Results of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP) 1994 - 2002. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Report. Unpaged.
Full document

Baker, R., J. Galli, and S. Nelson. 2000. 2000 Minnesota bald eagle survey. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources report. 2 pp.
Full document

Baker, R.J., and Y.A. Monstad. 2005. 2005 Minnesota bald eagle surveys. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Report. 4 pp.
Full document (1.1 MB)

Baker, R. and J. Hines. 1996. Black tern sightings in Minnesota: 1990-1995. Final report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 3 Nongame Bird Program. 14 pp.
Full document (1262 KB)

Belmonte, L.R. 2005. Home range and habitat characteristics of boreal owls in northeastern Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 56 pp.
Full document (995 KB)

Bengston, F. 1984. Studies of lead toxicity in bald eagles at the Lac Qui Parle Wildlife Refuge. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 95 pp.
Full document (1700 KB)

Boal, C.W., D.E.Anderson, and P.L. Kennedy. 2001. Home range and habitat use of Northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Full document (620 KB)

Boe, J. 1992. A survey for breeding horned grebes in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 37 pp.
Full document (3506 KB)

Boe, J., and G.L. Nuechterlein. 1990. Colony site and nest site selection by eared grebes in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 24 pp.
Introduction
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Bosanko, D., and J.H. Miller. 1990. 1990 Management common terns and ringed-billed gulls at Leech Lake, Cass County, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Introduction
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Brewer, G.L. 1992. 1991 Summary Report: Location of breeding colonies and evaluation of critical nesting habitat for the black tern (Chlidonias niger) in northwestern Minnesota: Kittson and Roseau Counties. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 10 pp.
Introduction
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Bridgman, G.K. 1998. Waterbird predation at four northern Minnesota aquaculture sites. M.S. Thesis, Bemidji State University. 22 pp.
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Brooks, B.L. 1988. The breeding distribution, population dynamics, and habitat availability and suitability of an Upper Midwest Loggerhead Shrike population. M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 58 pp.
Full document (1027 KB)
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Colonial bird program - St. Louis River Estuary. Annual reports submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, for the following years: 1983 - 1991. Various authors.
1990 Background 1990 Report (1595 KB)
1988 Report (1109 KB)
1986 Background 1986 Report (1788 KB)
1985 Report (2182 KB)
1984 Background 1984 Report (1561 KB)

Crozier, G.E. and M. Hamady. 2006. Boreal bird surveys in Pine Island State Forest. Final report submitted by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 8 pp.
Background
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Cubbedge, A.W. 1994. Comparisons of floodplain forest bird communities adjacent to four land use types at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. M.S. Thesis, University of Missouri-Columbia. 93 pp.
Full document (570 KB)

Cuthbert, F.J., D. Hamilton, and L.R. Wires. 2016. Assessing distribution, abundance, and population change in the American white pelican and double-crested cormorant in Minnesota: comparison to three census periods, 2004/05, 2010, and 2015. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 36 pp.
Full document (1273 KB)

Cuthbert, F.J., and M.C. Louis. 1986. The Forster's tern in Minnesota: status, distribution, and reproductive success. Final report to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 22 pp.
Full document (1133 KB)

Donovan, T.M. 1994. The demography of neotropical migrant birds in habitat sources and sinks. Ph. D. Dissertation at the University of Missouri-Columbia. 180 pp.
Full document (3536 KB)
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Doolittle, T.C.J. 1992. Status of the eastern Taiga Merlin Falco c. columbarius in the upper Midwest. M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 132 pp.
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Doolittle, T.C.J. 1991. Status of the eastern Taiga Merlin Falco c. columbarius in Voyageurs National Park - 1990. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 11 pp.
Full document (887 KB)

Dulin, G.S. 1990. 1990 summary report of the Forster's and black tern breeding survey of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and vicinity. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 16+ pp.
Introduction
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Duncan, J.R. 1992. Influence of prey abundance and snow cover on great gray owl breeding dispersal. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Manitoba. 127 pp.
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Eckert, K.R. 1982. Prairie birds survey, Summer 1982. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Summary
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Eliason, B. 1996. Statewide survey and habitat protection for the loggerhead shrike in Minnesota. Final report by the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7+ pp.
Introduction
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Eliason, B. 1989. Kirtland's warbler: results of 1989 survey work in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 10+ pp.
Introduction
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Eliason, B. 1989. Kirtland's warbler: an assessment of the availability of potential habitat in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 13 pp.
Introduction
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Engstrom, T.R. 1989. Bird counts in Minnesota habitats: a review. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 28+ pp.
Summary
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Etter, M.A. 1995. 1995 Minnesota loggerhead shrike survey. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 19+ pp.
Introduction
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Evans, D.J. and M.J. Evans. 1986. Territory parameters in snowy owls wintering in the Duluth-Superior harbor. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Introduction
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Evers, D.C. 1993. Northern great lakes common loon monitoring program. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 61+ pp.
Summary
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Faber, R.A. 2006. Henslow's Sparrow studies at Great River Bluffs State Park during the 2005-2006 field seasons through 30 June 2006. Final report submitted to Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 12 pp.
Full document (981 KB)

Faber, R.A. 1992. Incubation behavior and artificial nest structure usage in black terns nesting along the Mississippi River. Final report submitted to Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 27 pp.
Full document (1461 KB)

Faber, R.A. 1986. Preliminary assessment of sources of lead contamination in tundra swans frequenting the weaver bottoms. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 16 pp.
Full document (1387 KB)

Faber, R.A., and J.A. Nosek. 1985. Preliminary assessment of tern reproduction in relation to environmental contaminants on the Mississippi River. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Introduction
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Fraser, G. 1994. Feeding ecology and nesting success of Forster's terns on lake Osakis, MN. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 35 pp.
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Frenzel, L.D. 1989. 1989 MN DNR bald eagle nesting activity and productivity data by county. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
Summary
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Frenzel, L.D. 1988. 1988 MN DNR bald eagle nesting activity and productivity data by county. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7 pp.
Summary
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Fritcher, S. 2005. Henslow's sparrow habitat management and monitoring at Great River Bluffs State Park. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 7 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
Full document (523 KB)

Goodermote, D.L. 1989. A survey of nesting herring gulls on selected sites, along the north shore of Lake Superior from Knife river to the Pigeon river - 1989. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Summary
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Goodermote, D. L. 1984. A survey of nesting herring gulls along the north shore of Lake Superior from Knife river to the Pigeon river, during the period 1977-1984. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 71 pp.
Summary
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Green, J.C. 1985. A strategy for monitoring colonial waterbird species in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 8+ pp.
Summary
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Grier, J.W. and J.E. Guinn. 2003. Bald eagle habitats and responses to human disturbances in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 48 pp.
Full document (874 KB)

Grosshuesch, D.A. 2006. Western Great Lakes Region owl monitoring survey, 2006 final report. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 24 pp.
Executive summary
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Guinn, J.E. 2004. Bald eagle nest site selection and productivity related to habitat and human presence in Minnesota. Ph.D Dissertation, North Dakota State University. 172 pp.
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Hamady, M., J. Adams, T. Engel, and S. Backe. 2003. Spatially explicit Goshawk surveys on the Kabetogama and Washington/Sturgeon River State Forest. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Report. 23 pp.
Introduction
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Please note that all nest location information has been removed from this document to protect goshawk populations.

Haney, A. and S.I. Apfelbaum. 1984. Bird populations in successional communities following wildfire and logging, and in pine plantations, in the Quetico-Superior, in northeastern Minnesota and adjacent Canada. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 28+ pp.
Summary
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Hanowski, J.M., and G.J. Niemi. 1985. Habitat characteristics for bird species of special concern and their importance in habitat reclamation. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 59 pp.
Introduction
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Hanson, D. 1978. A red-necked grebe census on Lake Edward in Crow Wing County. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2 pp.
Full document (392 KB)

Hanson, E.W. 1996. Monitoring the common loon population in Minnesota: assessment of the 1994 and 1995 survey results, the accuracy of volunteers and aerial surveys, and the power of detecting trends. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 160 pp.
Preface
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Hanson, L.G. 1994. The Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) of Minnesota: population status and breeding habitat analysis. M.S. Thesis, Central Michigan University. 39 pp.
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Hanson, L.G. 1987. The Henslow's sparrow in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Summary
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Harper, E., G. Nordquist, S. Stucker, and C. Hall. 2006. Rare animals in the hardwood hills and pine moraines and outwash plains ecological subsections of west-central Minnesota. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 69 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Haws, K.V., B. Djupstrom, and M. Driscoll. 2006. An assessment of birds of Scientific and Natural Areas and Prairie Bank Parcels, located within the Red River Prairie and Tallgrass Aspen Parkland provinces of Northwest Minnesota. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 16 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
Overview
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Haws, K., and P. Booth. 2009. An Assessment of birds of Scientific and Natural Areas located within the Minnesota River Prairie, Mille Lacs Upland, Hardwood Hills, Anoka Sand Plain, Big Woods and St. Paul Baldwin Plains subsections of Minnesota. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 9 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
Full document (185 KB)

Henderson, C. 1984. Colonial waterbirds in Minnesota. Report by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Full document (2021 KB)

Henderson, C. 1979. Breeding birds in Minnesota, 1975 - 1979: abundance, distribution, and diversity. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 48 pp.
Full document (3658 KB)
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Henderson, C. 1979. Minnesota sandhill crane report. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 16 pp.
Full document (1312 KB)

Henderson, C. 1978. Minnesota colonial waterbird nesting site inventory. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 30 pp.
Full document (3392 KB)

Henderson, C. 1978. Minnesota sandhill crane report. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 17 pp.
Full document (3531 KB)

Henderson, C. 1977. Minnesota colonial waterbird nesting site survey. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Full document (3490 KB)

Henderson, C. 1977. Results of an observation card survey for eastern sandhill cranes in Minnesota for 1977. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 24 pp.
Full document (1399 KB)

Henderson, C.L. and K.V. Hirsch. 1980. Minnesota colonial waterbird nesting site inventory. Report by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 37 pp.
Full document (3058 KB)

Henneman, C. 2006. Habitat associations of red-shouldered hawks in central Minnesota landscapes. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 56 pp.
Full document (538 KB)
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Heron Lake colonial waterbird nesting survey. Various years and authors. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
1995 Survey (1731 KB)
1994 Survey (3123 KB)
1993 Survey (1663 KB)
1960-1992 Report and Sago pondweed study (2819 KB)

Herr, A.M. 1992. Assessing spatial patterns of greater sandhill crane nesting habitat using GIS and remote sensing. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 34 pp.
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Herr, A.M. and L. Queen. 1991. Remote sensing approach to avian conservation: A greater sandhill crane model. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 29 pp.
Goal and Objectives
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Holler, J.I. 2000. Avian diversity, abundance and conservation on a large prairie landscape reserve in Northwestern Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 108 pp.
Full document (1831 KB)

Holler, J. 1991. A study of prairie avifauna in northwestern Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 76 pp.
Summary
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Holtz, R.E. 1988. A survey of the american bittern at selected wetlands in Washington county. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 12+ pp.
Full document (1113 KB)

Johnson, R.G. 1985. Effects of prairie management practices on nesting birds. M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 53 pp.
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Kennedy, P.L. and D.E. Andersen. 2004. Research and monitoring plan for northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis atricapillus) in the western Great Lakes Region. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 83 pp.
Full document (589 KB)
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Kittelson, S.M. 1988. An update of the Minnesota Nongame Program's trumpeter swan restoration project. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 5 pp.
Full document (456 KB)

Knutson, M.G. 1995. Birds of large floodplain forests: Local and regional habitat associations on the upper Mississippi River. Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University. Unpaged.
Full document (1057 KB)
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Lane, W.H. 1997. Distribution and ecology of boreal owls in Northeast Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 89 pp.
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Lane, W.H. 1992. Status and habitat requirements of the boreal owl (Aegolius funereus) in northeast Minnesota, 1990-1991. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7+ pp.
Full document (1287 KB)

Lane, W.H. 1989. 1988 and 1989 survey to determine the status and distribution of the boreal owl in Cook County, MN. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 5+ pp.
Full document (1741 KB)
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Lane, W.H., M.S. Martell, and P.T. Redig. 1986. Winter activity of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at Pigs Eye Island #1, on the Mississippi River. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7 pp.
Summary
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Larson, K. 2012. Results of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP), 1994-2012. Final report produced by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2 pp.
1994-2012 Results (488 KB)

Larson, K. 2013. Results of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP), 1994-2013. Final report produced by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2 pp.
1994-2013 Results (441 KB)

Larson, K. 2016.  22nd Anniversary of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP), 1994-2015 results. Final report produced by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 12 pp.
1994-2015 Results (1282 KB)

Larson, K. 2017. Results of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP), 1994-2016. Final report produced by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2 pp.
1994-2016 Results (423 KB)

Larson, K. 2017. Results of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP), 1994-2017. Final report produced by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2 pp.
1994-2017 Results (529 KB)

Louis, M.Y.C. 1989. The Forster's tern in Minnesota: status, distribution, and reproductive success. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 33 pp.
Full document (1841 KB)

Martell, M. 1989. Minnesota burrowing owl conservation. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 24 pp.
Introduction
Full document (1697 KB)

Martell, M. and T. Dick. 1996. Nesting habitat characteristics of the Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 30 pp.
Introduction
Full document (997 KB)
Please note that all location information has been removed from this document to protect Minnesota's goshawk populations

Martell, M., T. Dick, and P.T. Redig. 1994. Nesting habitat characteristics of goshawks in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 19 pp.
Introduction
Full document (370 KB)
Please note that all location information has been removed from this document to protect Minnesota's goshawk populations

Martell, M.S., J.B. Nibe, P.T. Redig, and G.M. Buhl. 1991. A study of bald eagles wintering along the Mississippi river between St. Paul and Red Wing, Min., and the St. Croix river south of Hudson, Wis., 1987-1990. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 53 pp.
Summary
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Martell, M., C. Gieck, J. Nibe, D. Erickson, B. Mandernack, and P. T. Redig. 1991. Bald eagle winter roosts on the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 42 pp.
Introduction
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Martell, M., J. Schladweiler, and J. Nibe. 1990. Minnesota burrowing owl conservation. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 20 pp.
Introduction
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Martell, M., P.T. Redig., J. Nibe, and G. Buhl. 1990. Survival of released rehabilitation bald eagles. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 73 pp.
Introduction
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Martell, M., J. Nibe, and J. Galli. 1990. A report on bald eagle use of the Wacouta Bay, (Mn.) area of the Mississippi River along with management recommendations. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 15 pp.
Introduction
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Martell, M., P. Redig, and G. Buhl. 1988-1989. A study on wintering and released rehabilitated bald eagles in Minnesota. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 34 pp.
Introduction
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Mattsson, B.J. 2001. Relationships between multi-scale habitat features and breeding biology of ovenbirds and hermit thrushes. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 79 pp.
Full document (344 KB)

Maxson, S.J., and M.R. Riggs. 1996. Nest habitat selection and nest success of greater sandhill cranes in northwestern Minnesota. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 18+ pp.
Full document (147 KB)

McKearnan, J.E. 1997. Colonial waterbird population analysis project, Phase I. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 56+ pp.
Full document (6178 KB)

McKearnan, J.E. 1986. Status and breeding success of common terns in Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 53 pp.
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McKearnan, J.E. and S.J. Maxson. 1994. Reproductive success and nest attentiveness of common terns at Pine and Curry Island, Minnesota in 1993. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 23 pp.
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Miller, J.H., and D. Bosanko. 1989. Status and reproductive success in 1988 of common terns and ring-billed gulls at Leech Lake, Cass County, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 12 pp.
Introduction
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Miller, J.R., and J.J. LeBrun. 2008. Avian habitat use of Upland Forests in southeast Minnesota’s blufflands. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 30 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
Full document (242 KB)

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Various years. Annual animal survey report for the Minnesota Army National Guard Camp Ripley training site and Arden Hills army training site. Annual reports by the Environmental Office, Camp Ripley Headquarters, Division of Ecological Resources.
2002 Report (1419 KB)
2001 Report (1405 KB)
 

Moen, S.M. and H.B. Tordoff. 1993. The genetic and demographic status of peregrine falcons in the upper midwest. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 84 pp.
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Monstad, Y.A. and R.J. Baker. 2004. Results of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP), 1994-2004. Final reports produced by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2 pp. for each of the six Index Areas.

Aitkin/Crow Wing Index Area (214 KB)
Becker Index Area (210 KB)
Cook/Lake Index Area (212 KB)
Itasca Index Area (221 KB)
Kandiyohi Index Area (211 KB)
Otter Tail Index Area (208 KB)

Mooty, J. and J. Hines. 1994. American bittern survey. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2+ pp.
Introduction
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Mooty, J.L. and P.S. Perry. 1985. Common loon numbers in northcentral Minnesota. Final report by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 11 pp.
Full document (791 KB)

Mosher, J.A. 1987. Woodland hawk census project. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 40 pp.
Introduction
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Nelson, G.M. 1980. Some notes on a double-crested cormorant rookery in Meeker County, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Department of Natural Resources. 28 pp.
Full document (3243 KB)

Nelson, M.D. 1982. Red-shoulder hawk nesting survey of Winona and Wabasha counties, Minnesota. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 3+ pp.
Introduction
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Niemi, G.J., and J.M. Hanowski. 1984. Habitat characteristics of yellow rail, upland sandpiper, and sharp-tailed sparrow territories. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 15 pp.
Introduction
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Orr, D.J. 1981. Western Minnesota colonial waterbird nesting site inventory. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Department of Natural Resources. 47 pp.
Introduction
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Partch, M.L. 1990. Nesting of great blue herons at the Cold Spring heron colony. Final report. 23 pp.
Full document (2098 KB)

Penning, W.L. 1993. The common tern (Sterna hirundo) in western Lake Superior: history, management, and population modeling. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 59 pp.
Full document (610 KB)

Perry, P.S. and K. Woizeschke. 2000. A survey of common loons on small lakes in central Minnesota. In The Common Loon- population status and fall migration in Minnesota, P.H. Svingen and A.X. Hertzel (eds.). M.O.U. Occasional Papers: No. 3, 7 pp.
Summary
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Pig's Eye heron colony nesting survey. Various years and authors. Final report submitted by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
1985 Survey (567 KB)
1984 Survey (213 KB)
1983 Survey (188 KB)
1982 Survey (82 KB)

Piping plover recovery and monitoring, Lake of the Woods, Minnesota. Multiple years and authors. Reports from 1988-1992, 1994, 2003-2004, and 2005-2007 also have common tern information. Reports submitted to the USFWS by the Nongame Wildlife Program and the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
2005-2007 Report (1312 KB)
Introduction to 2003-2004 Report
2003-2004 Report (995 KB)
Introduction to 2002 report
2002 Report (1159 KB)
2001 Report (1001 KB)
2000 Report (883 KB)
1999 Report (973 KB)
1997-1999 Report (1009 KB)
1998 Report (813 KB)
1997 Report (732 KB)
1996 Report (714 KB)
1995 Report (865 KB)
1994 Report (1178 KB)
1993 Report (1055 KB)
1992 Report (1291 KB)
1991 Report (1157 KB)
1990 Report (1075 KB)
1989 Report (1164 KB)
1988 Report (965 KB)
1987 Report (910 KB)
1986 Report (694 KB)
1985 Report (734 KB)
1983 Report (1851 KB)
1982 Report (1509 KB)
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Powell, A.N. 1991. Monitoring black tern populations in Minnesota in association with the USFWS waterfowl production survey. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 24 pp.
Full document (3435 KB)

Provost, J.L. 1990. Biology of sandhill cranes on breeding and fall staging areas in northwestern Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of North Dakota. 111 pp.
Full document (1521 KB)

Quamen, F.R. 2007. A landscape approach to grassland bird conservation in the prairie pothole region of the northern Great Plains. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Montana, Missoula. 150 pp.
Full document (4745 KB)

Redig, P.T., G.E., S. Schwartz, and E. Lawler. 1983. An investigation into the effects of lead poisoning on bald eagles and other raptors. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Summary
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Roberson, A.M. 2001. Evaluating and developing survey techniques using broadcast conspecific calls for northern goshawks in Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 41 pp.
Full document (500 KB)

Smithers, B.L. 2003. Northern goshawk food habits in Minnesota: an analysis using time-lapse recording systems. M.S. Thesis, Texas Tech University. 64 pp.
Full document (1212 KB)

Strong, P.I.V. and R. Baker. 1991. An estimate of Minnesota's summer population of adult common loons. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 64 pp.
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Stucker, J.H., and F.J. Cuthbert. 2000. Biodiversity of southeastern Minnesota forested streams: relationships between trout habitat improvement practices, riparian communities, and the Louisiana waterthrush. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 147 pages.
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Svedarsky, D.W. 1992. Biological inventory of a multi-purpose flood control impoundment in northwest Minnesota and potentials for nongame and game bird management. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 115 pp.
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Svingen, P.H. and A.X. Hertzel (Eds.). 2000. The common loon, population status and fall migration in Minnesota. M.O.U. Occasional Papers: Number 3. 46 pp.
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Tacha, M.C. and T.C. Tacha. 1985. Status and distribution of sandhill cranes in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 36+ pp.
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Tenney, M.K. 1986. A life history study of turkey vultures along the root river valley in Fillmore county, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 76 pp.
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Tischler, K.B. 2001. Pilot study of common loon (Gavia immer) and watercraft interactions on Minnesota lakes. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 11 pp.
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Valley, P.J. 1985. Common loon (Gavia immer) density, productivity, and nesting requirements on the whitefish chain of lakes in north-central Minnesota. Final report (senior thesis) submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 37 pp.
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Von Duyke, A. 2006. Summary report: Monitoring, research, and management activities at the Peltier Island heronry during 2004 & 2005 field season. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 19 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Warner, D.W. and A.R. Weisbrod. 1985. Bird migration in the St. Croix River valley: use of fragmented habitats by migratory birds. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 35 pp.
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Wiens, T.P. 1986. Nest-site tenacity and mate retention in the piping plover (Charadrius melodus). M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 34 pp.
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Wires, L.R., F.J. Cuthbert, and T. Arnold. 2013. The American white pelican in Minnesota after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: assessing distribution, abundance, and population change. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program. 19 pp.
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Wires, L.R., F.J. Cuthbert, and D. Hamilton. 2011. The American white pelican and double-crested cormorant in Minnesota in 2010: distribution, abundance, and population change. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program. 28 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Wires, L.R., K.V. Haws, and F.J. Cuthbert. 2005. The double-crested cormorant and American white pelican in Minnesota: a statewide status assessment. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program. 28 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Wyckoff, A.M. 1985. Final township maps and potential site frequency summaries regarding longspurs for five counties in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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Wyckoff, A. 1985. Population assessment Calcarius ornatus (chestnut-collared longspurs), felton prairie, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Department of Natural Resources. 33 pp.
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