Birds in Tilled Fields Versus No-Till (image) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Share Print E-Mail Caption American robins (top) and vesper sparrows (bottom) were found nesting in greater abundance in no-till than in tilled soybean fields. A rare grassland species, the upland sandpiper (center) was found nesting in a no-till field. Credit Photo of nests: Kelly VanBeek; Photo of robin: US Fish & Wildlife Service; Photos of sandpiper and sparrow: Mary Kay Rubey. Usage Restrictions Image may be used only to accompany stories about the research described in this release. Credits are required: Photo of nests: Kelly VanBeek; Photo of robin: US Fish & Wildlife Service; Photos of sandpiper and sparrow: Mary Kay Rubey. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.