Joel Ralston, UMass Amherst (IMAGE) University of Massachusetts Amherst Caption Ralston and colleagues report for the first time how combining data from several local point counts offers a new picture of how birds in hard-to-reach habitats are faring. Their analyses of data from 16 point count programs conducted in spruce-fir forests show that populations of four species considered ecological indicators for the boreal forest are in significant decline. Credit Courtesy of UMass Amherst Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content 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.