How does avian decline affect the Midwest?

The U.S. lost 3 billion birds since 1970; Dave Russell works to help them bounce back

By Alicia Auhagen, university communications and marketing

Photos by Jeff Sabo, university communications and marketing

Deforestation. Agriculture. Nutrient deficiency. Birds across the country are facing huge challenges to survival.

Dave Russell, Miami University associate teaching professor and master bird bander, is working to change that through his research at the Hueston Woods State Park–Avian Research and Education Institute Bird Banding Station.


Want to see what species are threatened in your area? Check out this Birds and Climate Visualizer from the National Audubon Society.