Birder's Guide

MAY 2017

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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39 May 2017 | Birder's Guide to Conservation & Community Makawao, Maui, Hawaii Tasha Goldberg Birds … are sensitive indicators of the environment, a sort of "ecological litmus paper" … the observation and recording of bird populations over time lead inevitably to environmental awareness and can signal impending changes. —Roger Tory Peterson n Gulches in Nakula NARs protected areas are becom- ing a mix of mature and young vegetation with young koa trees coming up as shown here. Once released, Maui Parrotbills and other native forest birds will use the full diversity of the cano- py structure for foraging and nesting activities. Photo © Zach Pezzillo

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