Written by Dave Mehlman | May 3rd, 2011
This year’s report takes a look at U.S. public lands and their critical importance as bird habitat. Dave Mehlman, the Conservancy’s migratory bird expert, contributed to the report and shares his insights.
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 19th, 2010
The State of the Birds 2010 report has a few bright spots for some bird species, says our bird expert Dave Mehlman.
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 18th, 2010
Birds of aridlands, grasslands and forests will be least affected by climate change, according to the State of the Birds 2010 report. But that doesn’t mean these species are out of the woods.
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 17th, 2010
Climate change will hit birds of the Arctic and alpine habitats — like snowy owls — hard, says the new State of the Birds 2010 report.
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 15th, 2010
Which bird species will get hit the hardest by climate change? Bird expert and report co-author Dave Mehlman tells us in the first of his week-long series of posts.
Written by Dave Connell | March 27th, 2009
In honor of the groundbreaking new report, The State of the Birds, this week has been unofficially dubbed “Bird Week” on Cool Green Science. (See our migratory bird expert Dave Mehlman’s posts on the report.) My contribution to “Bird Week” has to do with flocks — but not flocks of birds — flocks of data and flocks of […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 26th, 2009
I cannot conclude my blogs on the U.S. State of the Birds Report without mentioning Hawaii and its birds. The native bird species of Hawaii are by far in the worst shape of any group of birds in the United States. Here’s why the severe decline in Hawaii’s birds should be an issue of national […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 25th, 2009
Forests are a dominant habitat type in North America and, with 310 breeding bird species, are one of the most rich habitats for birds. And looking at the overall forest birds indicator from the U.S. State of the Birds Report, it appears that things are going well in this habitat, at least in this decade […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | March 24th, 2009
Despite what you might think from my earlier posts, the U.S. State of the Birds Report does contain some good news. Perhaps the most encouraging is the status of wetlands birds (ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds, herons, egrets, etc.) whose indicator shows a dramatic increase starting in the late 1980′s, with current populations far above our base […]