NEWS RELEASE: Oak associated bird community benefits from restoration, new paper shows
NEWS RELEASE: December 2, 2020
CONTACT: Jaime Stephens, Science Director, Klamath Bird Observatory
Oak ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest are highly biodiverse and host more than 300 vertebrate species; yet a significant proportion of historic oak ecosystems in the region have been lost, and most remaining habitat is in a degraded state. Songbirds that are closely associated with oak ecosystems have experienced concerning declines, which is one of the reasons why research and restoration in oak habitats are priorities in our region.