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

Conservation News

Hotter days could kill more desert songbirds

From the raucous cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) to the wheezy lesser goldfinch (Spinus psaltria), desert songbirds face an increasing risk of death from dehydration in a warming climate, new research suggests. “During the heat of

Dana Kobilinsky

More deer may mean fewer songbirds

Large deer populations can be a nuisance for suburban drivers and gardeners, but new research shows they may also play a role in decreasing songbird populations. “Some birds need low-lying vegetation for nesting and foraging,”