Swallow-tailed Kite, a priority species for land bird conservation planning in the MAV.

Swallow-tailed Kite, a priority species for land bird conservation planning in the MAV.

Mississippi Alluvial Valley Forest Breeding Bird Decision Support Model

The Forest Breeding Bird Decision Support Model (FBBDSM) prioritizes areas for reforestation based on perceived benefit to breeding birds. The original model (Twedt et al. 2006) has been updated using more recent forest assessment data, and refined understanding of forest core.

MAV FBBDSM - Interactive Map

MAV FBBDSM - 2015 Update documentation

MAV FBBDSM - Original Twedt et al. (2006) document

Consult the MAV Landbird Conservation Plan for more detailed information.

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