• Common Hedgerow Birds of Costa Rica

    16 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Hedgerows are living fences and windbreaks, lines of green space that bisect fields and pastures. They can't provide the same ecosystem value as natural forest and woodland but in places intensely modifed by people, hedges are vital sanctuaries for birds and other wildlife. In Costa Rica, we have those living fences, these planted rivulets of green. On some coffee farms, hedgerows can be wonderfully developed tangles of native trees, vines, and introduced plants. In pastures of the hot lowlands, they tend to be lines of stunted Gumbo-Limbo trees or some other heavily pruned species. In...
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