Declining baby songbirds need forests to survive drought

Before cutting down forest, land managers in drought prone areas might first consider the birds in the trees. According to a new study by biologists at Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, the offspring of a certain songbird, the wood thrush, are more likely to survive drought in larger forest plots that offer plenty of shade and resources.

Last updated on 23 October 2017

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