Monday Night Seminar: Singing the Blues: The Challenge of Conserving Cerulean Warblers

When: Monday, February 4, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca

Speaker: Amanda Rodewald, Cornell Lab of Ornithology director of Conservation Science.

Seminar Title: Singing the Blues: The Challenge of Conserving Cerulean Warblers.


Dr. Rodewald will discuss the plight of the Cerulean Warbler, a Neotropical migratory bird species, and high-priority conservation efforts to help stem its rapid decline.

It remains unclear if the decline is linked primarily to change, loss, and fragmentation of forests on the warbler’s U.S. breeding grounds, or if it can be traced to the species’ wintering grounds in the northern Andes. Dr. Rodewald will discuss how forest management in the Appalachian Mountains affects breeding density and reproduction and how shade-coffee farming and silvopasture/grazing in Colombia and Venezuela influence winter habitat quality for Cerulean Warblers and other migratory birds. She will also highlight ways that our individual choices as consumers can support conservation.

Admission: Free

Contact: (800) 843-2473,

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