Thursday, May 28th, 2009...2:33 pm
Silence of the Songbirds by Bridget Stutchbury
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.