Friday, May 29, 2009

Scientist finds that birds thrive in the urban fringe

John Marzluff, a University of Washington biologist, has found that some kinds of urban development enhance songbird diversity on the edge of cities, says this report on KUOW.
What works best, it turns out, is sprawl: houses distributed widely, mixed with yards and woods.
By the way, I heartily recommend Marzluff's book: "In the Company of Crows and Ravens."
Via Sightline Daily.

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