Kate McFarland

February 17, 2021
Eastern Bluebird - Photo Earl Harrison

Birds Add to Happiness

A recently released study concludes that diversity of bird species is associated with higher life satisfaction. The study, published in Ecological Economics, is the first continent-wide […]
November 13, 2020
Evening Grosbeak - Photo USDA NRCS Montana

Citizen Science Helps to Inform Bird Conservation

A large-scale study recently published in Global Change Biology investigates how different species of birds respond to extreme weather events such as heat waves and drought, […]
October 21, 2020
White-crowned Sparrow - Photo Wendy Miller

Quieter Skies for Urban Birds

How the Lockdown Helped to Expose the Effects of Noise Pollution on Birdsong In last month’s Song Sparrow, I wrote about the impact of light pollution […]
September 23, 2020
Columbus Downtown Night

Dark Skies for Birds

With fall migration underway (see the migration forecast for Columbus here), Audubon’s Lights Out programs around the nation are raising awareness about the deadly effects of urban […]