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Across the United States, bird populations are rapidly declining and we don't know why. This is where we come in with our study of population ecology. If we can isolate the factors driving declines, such as overharvest, habitat destruction or climate, then we can start to recommend appropriate management practices that will work best to conserve imperiled bird species. This also requires understanding as much about the birds' biology as possible, so our conservation research is both basic and applied.