The lab group has spent a couple of meetings reviewing the major new study about a 30% drop in breeding bird abundance in the USA and Canada (Rosenberg, K. V., A. M. Dokter, P. J. Blancher, J. R. Sauer, A. C. Smith, P. A. Smith, J. C. Stanton, A. Panjabi, L. Helft, M. Parr, and P. P. Marra. 2019. Decline of the North American avifauna. Science:eaaw1313).
RLC was a guest on WHYY Radio Times on 3 Oct 2019 to discuss the study, the broader issues it raised, and things that members of the general public can do to help sustain birds. Link to the episode