Some bird species declining in Adirondack wetlands

Created: 04/19/2014 2:18 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A new study finds the populations of some bird species are declining in lowland wetlands in the Adirondacks.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reported Saturday on recent findings by a Wildlife Conservation Society researcher, Michale Glennon.  She has studied what are known as boreal birds since 2003.
In new research, Glennon finds the boreal chickadee, olive-sided flycatcher and rusty blackbird "showed high extinction probabilities in Adirondack wetlands."
Glennon surveyed eight bird species. Only the yellow palm warbler was found to be growing in numbers.
The study was based on data collected between 2007 and 2011. It was recently published in the journal Northeastern Naturalist.
The Adirondack Park represents the birds' southern range in eastern North America.
Besides their ecological role, the creatures are magnets for bird watchers.

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