Thursday, December 15, 2016

Conservation Research at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center



Go to the website of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center to learn about the Conservation Research they are conducting: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/research/conservation.cfm

Among other species, Wood Thrush is one of their areas of focus:
"Wood Thrush was once a common bird throughout North America, well-known for its beautiful flute-like song. Despite substantial conservation efforts, the charismatic species has steadily declined over the past 25 years. SMBC scientists are working to untangle which factors negatively impact wood thrush on public lands. Our scientists are helping the Department of Defense develop proactive management plans and hopefully mitigate wood thrush population declines."

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