Wednesday, April 1, 2009
A report came across a few weeks back that really didn't get much local attention--and Columbia Journalism Review backs up that statement. State of the Birds was largely ignored by the media, or at least the Yahoo News-reading masses. And we live in an area with a number of affected species like cerulean warblers, piping plovers and Henslow's sparrows. It's interesting to think back to my youth about the birds that don't seem quite as common (of course distorted by memory and nostalgia). Those that I always think of are tufted titmouse, purple finch and willow flycatcher.