Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The link between birds and coffee

It’s difficult to comprehend how the tiny bird-taiga flycatcher-travels all the way from Siberia (the name comes from its breeding ground—the Taiga forest) to spend the winter in central India. 

 Sometime in 2004, I received a copy of Living On The Wind: Across The Hemisphere With Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul. The American naturalist writes in the book that one of the ways to save migratory songbirds, tropical plants and animals is to “have a cup of coffee”. He says the “traditional form of coffee growing is beneficial for wildlife, especially birds”. The words stayed with me...

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