Monday, October 31, 2005

Deer Decreasing Forest Bird Population

"Large populations of deer are edging out forest birds in North America, report scientists in this month's issue of the journal Biological Conservation. The study is the first to evaluate the impact deer grazing can have on nest quality and food resources in areas unaffected by human activities such as forestry or hunting. It also offers general rules for predicting the influence these animals could have on bird ecosystems in the future."

Link: Full Article from Scientific American

White-tailed Deer image © 2005 Michael McDowell

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