Maine Public highlights UMaine-funded research on birds in North Woods

A research project partially funded in part by the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit, a part of the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, is highlighted in an article from Maine Public. In 2021, research crews began monitoring 300 sites in forest habitats across nearly 600,000 acres in Maine’s North Woods. The goal was to discover whether bird species were declining due to human activity and climate change. Research found that 33 of 47 bird species actually increased in abundance within the woods, unlike in other parts of the country.