Bird-Friendly Coffees Really Are For The Birds

But surprisingly, only half of all birders have ever heard of certified Bird-Friendly coffees

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Adult male cerulean warbler (Dendroica cerulea). This migratory songbird breeds in eastern North America and depends on shaded coffee plantations in Central and South America during the winter. This traditional farming technique is at risk as coffee prices fluctuate and as pressure to switch to higher-yield sun coffee or other crops intensifies. (Credit: Mdf / CC BY-SA 3.0)

A little more than one year ago, a study reported that North America lost 3 billion birds in less than 50 years (more here). One of the foremost reasons for this dramatic decline in birds was habitat destruction…



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