Warbler Guy: Which wood-warbler species' utilize non-breeding season habitat in the tropics that includes "shade grown" coffee farms? In theory, is it correct that
changing coffee drinking patterns favoring "shade grown" coffee could benefit songbirds such as wood-warblers?
The brief answer, Jeremiah (in Rockford, IL)
is to note that several wood-warbler species likely
favor “shade-grown” coffee, including Canada, Wilson's, Black-throated Green, and Cerulean Warbler. Cerulean populations, in specific, have dropped precipitously, perhaps in part due to habitat destruction of their "wintering" grounds (per Breeding Bird Survey trends and results suggested by other monitoring efforts).
To learn more (go to the ShadeCoffee.org web site) and/or see the following two links:
(For a nice overview of a blog site article related to the benefits of using "shade grown" coffee as your morning delight choice, please see: http://naturallyavian.blogspot.com)
Yes, and Trader Joe's and Whole Foods and many other stories also sell Fair Trade coffee that is grown in bird-friendly ways.
I drink coffee and, indeed, I buy Shade Grown...Full disclosure!
Whole Foods & Trader Jo's are the best for Fair Trade coffee....Jenna
Fair Trade should be more prominent at Peet's, Starbux, etc. et al
Wish I could quit coffee, but, cuz I cannot, it's Fair Trade and that seems fair to me.....
Post a Comment