Are cities for the birds? Yes and no.

December 4, 2005

Are cities for the birds? Yes and no.: Why some birds just can't hack it in the big city is an excellent article on the research going on in Dr. Rob Blair's lab at the U. of Minnesota. Incidentally, my wife is the grad student working on crow behavior =). The point of the lab's work is to understand various avian traits and characteristics – such as behavior, predation, nesting, and foraging – and how they relate to survival in urban and semi-urban habitats, with the practical application of learning how to optimize green spaces for maximum biodiversity and health.