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Title: Oak Ridge Reservation Bird Records and Population Trends

Bird data have been collected through surveys, environmental assessments, and other observations for decades in the Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park, located on the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) in East Tennessee. Birds were recorded in a variety of habitats, including wetlands, interior forests, grasslands, ponds, corridors, forest edges, and more. Most of the information was gathered from waterfowl surveys conducted from 1990 to 2008, from Partners in Flight (PIF) breeding bird surveys conducted from 1995 to 2013, and from past publications and research on Reservation birds. We have also included our own observations and, in a few instances, credible observations of ORR birds of which we have been made aware through eBird or discussions with area ornithologists and bird watchers. For the period 1950-2014, we were able to document 228 species of birds on the ORR. Several of these species are known from historic records only, while others were not known to have ever occurred on the Reservation until recently. This report does not include PIF breeding bird data from the 2014 season or any records after July 2014. Twenty-two species--approximately 10% of the total number of species observed--have state-listed status in Tennessee as endangered,more » threatened, or in need of management. Of the 228 species we documented, 120 are believed to be breeding birds on the ORR.« less
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. CDM Smith (United States)
  3. Xcel Engineering, Inc.(United States)
  4. Tennessee WIldlife Resources Agency (WRA), Nashville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
3X8320WM (internal account number)
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; Audubon and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology (eBird); Bird Banding Laboratory, U.S. Geological Survey; CDM Smith; Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Tennessee Technological University; Tennessee Valley Authority; Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency; University of Tennessee; US Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services; and US Fish and Wildlife Services
Contributing Orgs:
CDM Smith, TWRA, Xcel Engineering, Inc.
Country of Publication:
United States
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Bird Records; Population Trends; Oak Ridge Reservation