By Laura Spess Jackson
The Iowa Breeding fowl Atlas—the first entire statewide survey of Iowa's breeding birds—provides a close list of the composition and distribution of the avifauna of the Hawkeye country. The atlas files the presence of 199 species, 158 of that have been proven breeding. This landmark quantity will alert Iowans to the constrained distribution of various species and function a consultant to the administration practices—such as wooded area and wetland administration, set-aside courses, relief in farm chemical use, and crop diversity—which may well support insure that many destiny alterations are confident ones. The Iowa Breeding poultry Atlas presents a welcome and much-needed baseline for destiny comparisons of adjustments in Iowa's birdlife and, by means of extension, the lives of all animals within the state.
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