David Frey

‘It’s more than just about a bird’

As TWS member Mack Frantz studied songbirds in northern West Virginia, he and his colleagues found that natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale formation was reducing the Louisiana waterthrush’s (Parkesia motacilla) reproductive success. Their

Dana Kobilinsky

Study finds songbirds impacted by fracking

Louisiana waterthrushes (Parkesia motacilla), which specialize in nesting habitat among forested streams, are negatively impacted by nearby shale gas development, according to new research. In a study published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications, researchers looked