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    Potential Loss of Bicknell's Thrush Breeding Habitat from Climate Change


    Bicknell's Thrush and Climate ChangeThe disappearance of the Bicknell’s Thrush montane fir forest habitat is fairly simple to envision. The fir zone essentially amounts to a cap, or a habitat island, on suitable mountaintops. Under the rising mean summer temperatures examined by the VCE biologists, the fir zone literally loses ground. Warming climate causes the lower boundary of this zone to gradually retreat up the mountain. Learn more >>