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UC-Berkeley Survey Shows College Campuses Can Make Good Bird Havens


July 23, 2012

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Thanks to the discovery of an unpublished 1913-18 campus bird survey, a University of California, Berkeley, student undertook a resurvey and discovered that, while the types of birds have changed over the past 90 plus years, the variety and diversity is still strong. The finding suggests that urban green spaces, and college campuses in particular, can serve as islands of diversity in dense urban areas, say ornithologist Rauri Bowie and Allison Shultz, now a graduate student at Harvard UniversityFull Story

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