Conservation News

To quiet your mind, listen to the birds

Hearing birds singing, and sometimes perceiving high biodiversity, may increase people’s well-being. Past research had looked at human connections to nature in artificial lab settings or conducting internet surveys about people’s thoughts on nature. Other

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Wildfires create mixed chorus of warblers

Warblers can develop different song dialects in different forests, but after wildfires, those dialects can converge in an unusual chorus as different populations come together. That’s the finding of Brett Furnas, a quantitative ecologist and

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Antidepressants may affect birdsong

In the past, researchers have found an array of pharmaceuticals, evident in the bodies of animals near sewage treatment plants. Researchers recently found the antidepressant Prozac may affect starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) with diluted concentrations of