After a field season netting birds in Amazonian rainforest fragments and second growth, Louisiana State University (LSU) Ph.D. candidate Erik Johnson was excited to work in undisturbed forest for his 2008 field season. Within a few weeks, he had seen many of the specialist birds absent from the disturbed landscape.
Tag: climate change
The Common Nightingale, known for its beautiful song, breeds in Europe and parts of Asia and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa every winter.
Global warming is increasingly affecting wild bird populations, and because the Arctic is warming more rapidly than any other part of the world, populations of Arctic migratory birds are potentially the most vulnerable.