Presentation on theme: "International Migratory Bird Day 2008. What is HABITAT? (hab-i-tat) An area where an animal or plant finds the food, water, shelter, and living space."— Presentation transcript:
What is HABITAT? (hab-i-tat) An area where an animal or plant finds the food, water, shelter, and living space it needs to survive.
Birds and Habitat All birds need habitat to survive! Food Water Shelter Space
Migratory Birds & Habitat Breeding: Places to nest Non-breeding: Where birds spend their time after nesting Stop-over: Resting and refueling places during migration Migratory birds need at least 3 kinds of habitat.
How Picky are Birds? Generalists use different habitats. Specialists depend on a few, or even just one habitat. American Robin uses forests, tundra, parks, & backyards. Black-capped Vireo depends on scrubland habitat.
Habitats Across the Americas Tundra Boreal Forest Riparian/Wetland Coastal Grasslands Tropical Forest
Tundra Almost treeless terrain Frozen soil Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Who Lives in Tundra? Long-tailed Jaeger Forages in ocean Nests in Arctic tundra When Im nesting, I switch from fish to voles….yum!
Boreal Forest Spruce, fir, and conifer forests found in Alaska, Canada, and Russia.
Who Lives in Boreal Forest? Blackpoll Warbler Builds its nest in spruce trees Migrates long distances 8,000 km (4,971mi) from Alaska to Brazil
Riparian Vegetation found along bodies of water Cheat River, West Virginia
Who Lives in Riparian? Northern Shoveler Uses wetlands during breeding, non-breeding, and migration My bill helps strain food from the water.
Grasslands Has grasses on mostly flat terrain Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Who Lives in Grasslands? Bobolink Nests on the ground Its a long way from South America - where I hang out in the winter - to the U.S.
Coastal Where water or land meets the sea Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Rico La Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Who Lives along the Coast? Ruddy Turnstone Migrates and spends the winter along coast Ahh! Tundra is great for nesting!
Tropical Forest The tropics form a band around the equator. The Tropics