Declining Songbirds - 2011

Declining Songbirds - 2011

Data collected through bird banding in Yosemite helps protect rare bird species.

Songbird populations have been declining, apparently due to poor reproductive success and habitat degradation. This research, made possible by Conservancy donors, continues a decades-long tradition of collecting songbird banding data to guide future management of songbirds and their beautiful montane meadow habitats. The research also guides strategies on how to best protect them.

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The joy of holding a songbird in your hand — to feel its heartbeat, sense the warmth of its body and really see it up close — inspires a career-long commitment to environmental conservation.

Sarah Stock
Wildlife Biologist
Yosemite National Park

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