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Nestwatch Blog: "heat waves"

Survival of the Coolest Nests: Birds, Heat Waves, and Conservation in Working Landscapes

Researchers from the University of California, Davis recently investigated how heat waves impact the nesting success of numerous generalist bird species. They found that forests buffered nesting birds from the effects of extreme heat, whereas nests in open agricultural landscapes suffered a decline in survival. They offer tips for helping birds cope with climate change.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology