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Droughts and Eastern Bluebirds

Climate models are predicting drier conditions and more persistent droughts in North America, and not just in the western regions. In a recent study using data from NestWatchers, scientists were able to conduct the first range-wide analysis on the effects of drought on Eastern Bluebird breeding success.

In our latest blog post, Dr. ReneƩ Carleton of Berry College explains how data from NestWatch were instrumental in the study, which is unique in how it explores the effects of drought on three different measures of breeding productivity: clutch size, hatch rate, and fledging success. Read about the new study here.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology