Migrating thrushes aided by even small patches of urban woodlands

Small urban woodlands prove valuable to at least the Swainson’s Thrush and probably additional migratory birds according to two new related studies by researchers from Ohio State University. Swainson’s Thrush is one of the more forest-sensitive species, so its success in making do with even small, fragmented woodlots demonstrates their worth to wildlife.
“These findings suggest that remnant forests within urban areas have conservation value for Swainson’s Thrushes and, potentially, other migrant landbirds,” said Assistant Professor of Environmental and Natural Resources Paul Rodewald.
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