Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Introduction

Methods

Study area

Survey Techniques

Analysis

Results

Discussion and Recommendations

Acknowledgments

Literature Cited

APPENDIX I Data Analyses

Developed Mosaic Habitat

Flooded Farmland Habitat

Lake Margin Complex

Medium Freshwater Permanent

Seasonal Wetland/Native Grassland

Semi-Permanent Wetland

Small Permanent Wetland

Upland Deciduous Forest

Upland White Spruce Forest

APPENDIX II Status of Species found on and around the Big Lake Natural Area

List of Tables

Table 1. Descriptions of habitat types identified in the Big Lake Natural Area.

Table 2. The number of species recorded in each habitat type

Table 3. Measures of diversity of each of the habitats

Table 4. Avian Orders used in the survey.

List of Figures

Figure 1 Map of the Big Lake Natural Area (BLNA).

Figure 2. Location of the study site for the Developed Mosaic habitat

Figure 3. Numbers of species by Order in the Developed Mosaic habitat

Figure 4. Abundance of individuals by Order in the Developed Mosaic habitat

Figure 5. Location of the study site for the Flooded Farmland habitat

Figure 6. Numbers of species by Order in the Flooded Farmland habitat

Figure 7. Abundance of individuals by Order in the Flooded Farmland habitat

Figure 8. Location of the study sites for the Lake Margin Complex habitat

Figure 9. Numbers of species by Order in the Lake Margin Complex habitat

Figure 10. Abundance of individuals by Order in the Lake Margin Complex habitat

Figure 11. Location of the study sites for the Medium Freshwater Permanent habitat

Figure 12. Numbers of species by Order in the Medium Freshwater Permanent habitat

Figure 13. Abundance of individuals by Order in the Medium Freshwater Permanent habitat

Figure 14. Location of the study sites for the Seasonal Wetland/ Native Grassland habitat

Figure 15. Numbers of species by Order in the Seasonal Wetland/Native Grassland habitat

Figure 16. Abundance of individuals by Order in the Seasonal Wetland/Native Grassland habitat

Figure 17. Location of the study sites for the Semi-permanent Wetland habitat

Figure 18. Numbers of species by Order in the Semi-permanent Wetland habitat

Figure 19. Abundance of individuals by Order in the Semi-permanent Wetland habitat

Figure 20. Location of the study sites for the Small Permanent Wetland habitat

Figure 21. Numbers of species by Order in the Small Permanent Wetland habitat

Figure 22. Abundance of individuals by Order in the Small Permanent Wetland habitat

Figure 23. Location of the study site for the Upland Deciduous Forest habitat

Figure 24. Numbers of species by Order in the Upland Deciduous Forest

Figure 25. Abundance of individuals by Order in the Upland Deciduous Forest

Figure 26. Location of the study site for the Upland White Spruce Forest habitat

Figure 27. Numbers of species in each bird Order in the Upland White Spruce habitat

Figure 28. Abundance of individuals by Order in the Upland White Spruce habitat