Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Charting the Bird Populations of Mammoth Cave National Park

Kristen Jones, Western Kentucky University

Document Type Thesis

Abstract

This thesis documented the bird species at Mammoth Cave National Park in south-central Kentucky. Bird species populations were documented as increasing, decreasing, or extirpated, meaning they were no longer seen in the Mammoth Cave National Park area. We found that the majority of the populations had remained unchanged due to strict management policies adhered to by Mammoth Cave National Park.