Friday, May 1, 2009

The Silence of the Songbirds

Efforts are being made, of course, to protect songbird species. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has “gone green” with its protection of songbird habitat along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Mississippi and Alabama. In several areas, projects have been mounted to reduce invasive species (most often introduced by humans) that cull songbird populations, from feral cats to cowbirds. And individuals across the continent have been planting “stopover gardens” to provide small bits of habitat diverse enough in forest and meadowland plants to host at least some of the migrants.

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