Songbirds are more than just a chirping morning symphony-they may be the alarm clock for climate change. Songbird populations are dropping; scientists speculate that we have already lost half the population of US birds.

Biologist and ecologist Bridget Stuchbury outlines what this loss means to the health of our ecosystem-and to us. Stuchbury encourages individuals to make small changes to help the birds. ¬†Shade grown coffee, dimming city lights, organic farming and gardening all protect birds, their migrations, and habitats. Stutchbury’s enthusiasm for the birds inspires; her colloquial storytelling style really charms. Look at blue jays and robins with a fresh eye after reading Silence of the Songbirds.

Check on the availability of Silence of the Songbirds in the John Tyler Community College Library catalog.

Written by Suzanne

Suzanne has loved books from an early age, and remembers reading her 24 volume World Book Encyclopedia set when she ran out of novels. Now that she works in a library, she will never run out of reading material again! Suzanne is a recent MLS graduate who loves working with students and technology.

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