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AUTHOR BLOG: To the Grasshopper Sparrow, the Grass May Be Greener on the Other Side — Auk & Condor Updates


Emily Williams Linked paper: Patterns and correlates of within-season breeding dispersal: A common strategy in a declining grassland songbird by E.J. Williams and W.A. Boyle, The Auk: Ornithological Advances 135:1, January 2018. Late in the summer of 2013, when Alice … Continue reading

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Grassland birds in population freefall


Spring is springing, and our meadows are ringing with the sweet song of lusty meadowlarks.  But no matter what idyllic prairie moments I might enjoy in the field over the next few months, one disturbing fact remains:  North American grasslands … Continue reading

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