Robert E. Noble

Bird Populations in Even-Aged Loblolly Pine Forests of Southeastern Louisiana

Wintering and breeding-bird populations were determined for even-aged loblolly pine stands 6 years, 20 years, and 46 years old in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Comparative data were collected in a natural stand. These stands supported bird populations lower in density and species diversity than the natural forest. As vegetative strata increased in a stand, the number and kinds ofbirds present, also increased.