Bird Research

Birds are probably the animals we encounter most in our lives.

A glance out the window or even a short drive will almost certainly provide sightings or sounds of multiple birds. But these encounters are becoming less frequent. According to a recent study by Cornell University, bird populations have declined by as many as 3 billion birds in the past 50 years.

Follow along as we share the groundbreaking research we continue to do at Bernheim and beyond.

For 92 years, Bernheim’s stewardship work has included protecting bird populations, including bird surveys and counts, golden eagle research and tracking, the reintroduction of quail and turkey, and most recently, songbird tracking in collaboration with Motus Wildlife Tracking System.

This research continues to remind us that natural areas and large forest blocks are critical for these birds and other creatures that call Bernheim home.