UD research investigates migratory birds’ habitat concerns on coffee farms

The yellow-tailed oriole sits on leaves.
The yellow-tailed oriole is among the resident Colombian bird species.

Coffee grown under a tree canopy is promoted as good habitat for birds, but recent University of Delaware research shows that some of these coffee farms may not be as friendly to our feathered friends as advertised.  

Working with geographer Robert Rice of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC), University of Delaware Professor of Entomology Doug Tallamy and former UD graduate student Desirée Narango studied canopy tree preference of birds in shade-coffee farms with a particular focus on the implications for migratory birds that spend the winter in neotropical coffee farms. Read the full article on UDaily

Kerry Snyder and Professor of Entomology Doug Tallamy stand in front of a central American coffee farm.
Then UD undergraduate now alumna Kerry Snyder and Professor of Entomology Doug Tallamy stand in front of a central American coffee farm.