1. Comparison of Florida Scrub-Jay Juvenile Production in Different Landscapes Erin Allman, SLSTP 2004 Ecology Trainee
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
Geoffrey Carter, Principal Investigator
Dynamac Corporation, Kennedy Space Center, FL
3. Methods Peanuts were used to bring the birds in close enough to see the bands on the legs.
Juveniles were selected to count because they are a measure of overall demographic success.
Counting juveniles measures the success of each breeding pair and gives an estimated number of birds that will be breeding in the upcoming years.
The number of juveniles from each study site are compared to see if they are significantly different.
Significance was determined using the Mann-Whitney Test.
4. Related Reading Tel-4 (T4) produced more juveniles per breeding pair than Happy Creek (HC).
T4 averaged 0.929 juveniles and HC only averaged 0.231.
The habitat at T4 had more openings possibly helping the birds to spot predators more effectively.