Forestry for the Birds

Last summer, a videographer for The Nature Conservancy spent some time with Dr. Kamal Islam and his students while they were in the field researching Cerulean Warblers in southern Indiana.  The resulting 5-minute video, titled Forestry for the Birds, is available on YouTube at

Kamal, who is Professor of Wildlife Biology at Ball State University and a member of our Audubon chapter board, has been studying Cerulean Warblers, an endangered species in Indiana, for more than 20 years.

Forestry for the Birds features landowners, foresters, and other stakeholders.  It focuses on optimization of forest habitat for these 13 Indiana birds:

  • American Woodcock
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Black-billed Cuckoo
  • Eastern  Screech-Owl
  • Eastern Whip-poor-will
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Wood Thrush
  • Cerulean  Warbler
  • Worm-eating  Warbler
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Yellow-breasted Chat
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Baltimore  Oriole

You can learn more about the Nature Conservancy project at

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