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Agroforestry News Archive

Sierra Nevada mountains
Apr. 14, 2017
La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta of Colombia hosts incredible biodiversity, high concentration of endemic species and serves as an important point for migratory bird species as a stopover site and as...
Feb. 15, 2017
Meet Bird Friendly coffee producers.
Jan. 15, 2016
Examing bird-insect differences between individual species of trees on coffee farms.
Oct. 14, 2015
Pollination study in southern Costa Rica on a coffee farm.
Apr. 04, 2014
How mammals use coffee landscapes and what parameters are important to enhance their habitat.
Sep. 27, 2010
A Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center review of more than 50 studies in regions ranging from Central and South America to Indonesia over the past 15 years demonstrates that shade-grown coffee farms far...
Apr. 27, 2010
Shade-grown, Bird Friendly coffee is now available in five museum locations at the Smithsonian.
Dec. 27, 2009
Sales of organic, shade-grown coffee grown to the Bird Friendly standards of the National Zoo’s Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center rose to nearly $3.5 million in 2008.
An oriole perched on a branch
Nov. 01, 2007
The Baltimore oriole is perhaps the most famous neotropical migratory bird. Its brilliant orange and black plumage is reminiscent of the crest of Lord Baltimore, an important figure in Maryland's...
Aug. 15, 2004
Despite its misleading name, the Tennessee warbler neither breeds nor over-winters in the state of Tennessee. This species got its name when the first specimen collected had the misfortune of being...
Jan. 01, 1994
In the midst of altered and shrinking habitat in both North and Latin America, migratory birds have found a sanctuary in the forest-like environment of traditional coffee plantations. In eastern...