Fracking damages songbirds, new research

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This video from the USA is called Louisiana Waterthrush.

From the American Ornithological Society Publications Office in the USA:

Fracking tied to reduced songbird nesting success

February 14, 2018

The central Appalachian region is experiencing the country’s most rapid growth in shale gas development, or “fracking“, but we’ve known almost nothing about how this is affecting the region’s songbird populations — until now. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications demonstrates that the nesting success of the Louisiana Waterthrush — a habitat specialist that nests along forested streams, where the potential for habitat degradation is high — is declining at sites impacted by shale gas development in northwestern West Virginia.

West Virginia University‘s Mack Frantz and his colleagues mapped waterthrush territories and monitored nests along 14 streams from 2009 to 2011 and again from 2013 to 2015. They also mapped and measured disturbances to…

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