Published and Unpublished Papers and Reports by the
Delaware Natural Heritage Program and Endangered Species Program
May 2006
(updated annually)

Bennett, K., K. Clancy, C, Heckscher, W. McAvoy, and E. Zuelke. 1998. A Natural Heritage Survey of Cape Henlopen State Park, Sussex County, Delaware. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Parks and Recreation, DNREC.

Bennett, K. 1998. Conservation Planning for the Inland Bays: Integrating Elements of Conservation Concern. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Center for the Inland Bays.

Bennett, K. 1998. Distribution and Abundance of Freshwater Mussels in Delaware: 1998 Results. Unpublished report. Submitted to: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Bennett, K. P. Bowman, K. Clancy, C. Heckscher, W. McAvoy, and E. Zuelke. 1999. An Ecological Characterization of Delmarva's Great Cypress Swamp Conservation Area. Unpublished report. Submitted to: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3, Philadelphia, PA and Delaware Wild Lands, Inc, Odessa, Delaware.

Bennett, K., and E. Zuelke. 1999. The Effects of Recreation on Birds: A Literature Review. Unpublished report. Submitted to: DE Division of Parks and Recreation, DNREC.

Bennett, K., P. Bowman, C. Heckscher, W. McAvoy, and E. Zuelke. 2000. An Ecological Characterization of White Clay Creek State Park, New Castle County, Delaware. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Parks and Recreation, DNREC.

Bowman, P. J. 2000. Xeric sand ridge communities of the Nanticoke River watershed, Delaware and Maryland. Unpublished report submitted to the Delaware and Maryland chapters of The Nature Conservancy.

Bowman, P. J. 2001. Biological Surveys of Blackbird State Forest, 2000 Progress Report. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Delaware Division of Forestry, Dover, Delaware.

Bowman, P.J. W.A. McAvoy, C.M. Heckscher, K.A. Bennett. 2005. Development of a remote site selection model for assessing the quality of Coastal Plain seasonal pond wetlands. Unpublished report. Submitted to: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA.

Clancy, K. 1992. Biotic Composition of Selected Freshwater Marshes and a Survey of Natural Community Types found with in the Delaware Coastal Zone, New Castle County. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Delaware Coastal Management Program, Division of Soil and Water, DNREC.

Clancy, K. 1993. The Yellow Passion-flower (Passiflora lutea) L., Rediscovered in Delaware. Castanea 58: 153-155.

Clancy, K., and W. A. McAvoy. 1994. Preliminary Natural Community Studies of Potential Category I Wetland Types in Delaware: Sea Level Fens and Piedmont Stream Valley Wetlands. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Water Resources, DNREC.

Clancy, K., and C. Winters. 1994. Thousand Acre Marsh Biotic Composition and Natural Community Types Evaluation. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Fish and Wildlife, DNREC.

Clancy, K. 1995. Vegetation Structure and Composition: Guidelines for Wetland Mitigation Project Plans. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Water Resources, DNREC.

Clancy, K., A. Dalton, C. Heckscher, and W. McAvoy. 1995. A Natural Heritage Survey of Selected NWI Wetlands Types of the Nanticoke River Watershed. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Water Resources, DNREC.

Clancy, K., C. Heckscher, and W. McAvoy. 1995. Biological Assessment of the Milford Neck Preserve. Unpublished report. Submitted to: DE Field Office of The Nature Conservancy.

Clancy, K., C. Heckscher, and W. McAvoy. 1995. Biological and Natural Community Analyses of Riparian Communities Within the Coastal Zone of Kent County, Delaware. Unpublished report. Submitted to: DE Coastal Management Program, DNREC.

Clancy, K., C. Heckscher, and W. McAvoy. 1996. Zoological, Botanical, and Natural Community Analyses of Selected Riparian Communities of New Castle County, Delaware: Red Clay Creek and Christina River. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Soil and Water, DNREC.

Clancy, K., and W. McAvoy. 1997. The Biota of Delaware’s Barrier Beaches and Dunes of the Delaware Bay. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Delaware Coastal Management Program, Division of Soil and Water, DNREC.

Clancy, K. 1998. A Natural Heritage Survey of selected areas of the Dover Air Force Base, Dover, Delaware. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Dover Air Force Base, Dover, DE.

Delaware Natural Heritage Program. 1995 – ongoing. "Rare and Uncommon." A recurring article in each issue of Delaware Outdoors. Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Dover, Delaware.

Fahey, B., K. Bennett, K. Clancy, C. Heckscher, W. McAvoy, and E. Zuelke. 1998. A Natural Heritage Survey of Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area, New Castle County, Delaware. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Fish and Wildlife, DNREC.

Heckscher, C. M. 1995. Distribution and habitat associations of the Eastern Mud Salamander, Pseudotriton montanus montanus, on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Maryland Naturalist 39(1-2) :11-14.

Heckscher, C. 1995. Setback for Songbirds. Outdoor Delaware 3(4): 10-15. Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Dover, Delaware.

Heckscher, C. M. 1995. Marsh Wren and Coastal Plain Swamp Sparrow, pages 477-481 in L. E. Dove and R. M. Nyman, editors. Living Resources of the Delaware Estuary. The Delaware Estuary Program.

Heckscher, C. M. 1996. Black-throated Green Warbler: A former Delaware resident? Delmarva Ornithologist 28: 5-6.

Heckscher, C. M., and C. L. Wilson. 1996. An avian inventory of the Great Cypress (North Pocomoke) Swamp: preliminary determination of forest-dependent species composition, relative abundance and implications for conservation. Unpublished report. Submitted to: National Biological Service and Delaware Wild Lands, Inc, Odessa, Delaware.

Heckscher, C. M. 1997. Preliminary results of freshwater mussel surveys in Delaware (1993-1997). Unpublished report, DNHP.

Heckscher, C. M. 1998. Notes on the occurrence of the Prairie Warbler (Dendroica discolor) in Hickory Point Swamp, Worcester County, Maryland. The Maryland Naturalist 42 (1-2): 15-16.

Heckscher, C. M. 1998. Inventory of Delaware’s coastal dune systems for extant populations of Photuris behaniensis a Lampyrid firefly. Unpublished report. Submitted to: DE Division of Parks and Recreation, DNREC and the University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

Heckscher, C. M., and K. A. Bennett. 1999. Delaware’s freshwater mussel surveys 1997-1999: results and implications for conservation. Unpublished report. Submitted to: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Heckscher, C. M. 1999. Delaware’s Rare Animal Species of Conservation Concern. Unpublished report, DNHP (updated bi-annually).

Heckscher, C. M. 2000. Forest-dependent birds of the Great Cypress (North Pocomoke) Swamp: species composition and implications for conservation. Northeastern Naturalist 7: 113-130.

McAvoy, W. 1987 - ongoing. Survey and Protection of Federally Listed and Candidate Plant Species in Delaware (Delaware’s rare plant conservation program). Unpublished report, submitted annually to the U.S.F.W.S.

McAvoy, W., and K. Clancy. 1993. Characterization of Category I Non-Tidal Wetlands Communities in Delaware: Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum (L.) Richard and Atlantic White Cedar Chamaecyparis thyoides (L.) BSP. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Water Resources, DNREC.

McAvoy, W., and K. Clancy. 1994. Wonderful Wildflowers. Outdoor Delaware 3(2): 16-21. Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Dover, Delaware.

McAvoy, W., and K. Clancy. 1994. Community Classification and Mapping Criteria for Category I Interdunal Swales and Coastal Plain Pond Wetlands in Delaware. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Water Resources, DNREC.

McAvoy, W. 1995. Field Verification of Category I Interdunal Wetlands. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Water Resources, DNREC.

McAvoy, W. 1995. Upland Forests – Delaware’s Vanishing Habitat. Outdoor Delaware 3(4): 10-15. Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Dover, Delaware.

McAvoy, W., A. Gould, and J. White. 1998. Natural Heritage Survey of Selected Areas of the Dover Air Base, Dover, Delaware. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Dr. Milton Beck, Dover Air Base, Dover, Delaware.

McAvoy, W. 1999. The Bryoflora of the Great Cypress Swamp Conservation Area, Sussex County, Delaware and Worcester County, Maryland. The Maryland Naturalist 43: 9-17.

McAvoy, W. 2000. Noteworthy native plant collections from the Delmarva Peninsula. Bartonia 60: 23-26.

  1. McAvoy, W., and K. Bennett. The Flora of Delaware, an Annotated Checklist. 2001. Delaware Natural Heritage Program, Division of Fish and Wildlife, DNREC.

McAvoy, W.A. 2002. The flora of Coastal Plain Pond herbaceous communities on the Delmarva Peninsula. Bartonia 61: 81-91.

McAvoy, W. Rare Vascular Plants of Delaware. 2003. Unpublished report, DNHP (updated bi-annually).

McAvoy, W.A., and T. J. McAvoy. 2003. The status and distribution of Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. (eastern hemlock) on the Delmarva Peninsula, and the presence of the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adeles tsugae Annand). The Maryland Naturalist 46(1): 16-36.

McAvoy, W.A., P.J. Bowman, K.A. Bennett. 2006. Delaware Forest Habitat Quality Assessment, Coastal Plain Forests on Private Lands. Unpublished Report, 121 pages.

McAvoy, W.A., L.T. Biechele, W.M. Knapp. 2006. New records for the leafy liverwort (Calypogeia peruvianai Nees et Mont. (Calypogeiaceae) on the Delmarva Peninsula. Evansia 23(1): 19-20.

McAvoy, W.A. 2006. The true ferns, fern relatives and gymnosperms of the Delmarva Peninsula, an annotated checklist. The Maryland Naturalist, in press.

McAvoy, W.A. 2006. Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Surveys within the

Nanticoke River System, Sussex Co., Delaware 2004 to 2005. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Water Resources.

Niederriter, H.S. and R. R. Roth. 2003. Ecology of eastern box turtles (Terrapine carolinacarolina) in an isolated forest fragment in Northern Delaware. Conservation and Ecology of Turtles of the Mid-Atlantic Region, a Symposium 63-71.

Stetzar, E. 2000. Marine mammal and sea turtle strandings in Delaware, 1962-1998. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Fish and Wildlife. Dover, DE.

Stetzar, E. 2002. Population characterization of sea turtles that seasonally inhabit the Delaware Estuary. Masters Thesis. Delaware State University. Dover, DE.

Stetzar, E. 2004. Investigation of sea turtle mortality factors in Delaware waters. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Dover, DE.

Willsey, B. 1999. Assessing Dover Air Force Base's Air Quality Through Comparative Analysis: A Literature Review of Various Methodologies. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Dover Air Force Base, Dover, DE.

Winters, C., and W. McAvoy. 1994. Augustine Creek Marsh Biotic Inventory and Natural Community Evaluation. Unpublished report. Submitted to: Division of Water Resources, DNREC.

Zuelke, E. F. and C. M. Heckscher. 1997. A breeding bird survey in selected habitats of Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware. Delmarva Ornithologist 29: 5-13.

Zuelke, E. F. 1999. Unusual behavior from a Red-bellied Woodpecker: infanticide, brood reduction, or interspecific competition. Delmarva Ornithologist 31: 7-10.

 

The Effects of Recreation on Birds: A Literature Review