Sierra Nevada Santa Marta, Colombia (IMAGE) Smithsonian National Zoological Park Caption A new study finds that two conservation strategies provide complementary benefits to native birds found in coffee-growing regions. Setting aside forest conserves more forest specialists and breeding birds while growing coffee under a shade tree canopy protects more generalists and nonbreeding birds. Bird communities in forests and coffee plantations in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia (pictured) were surveyed for this study. Credit Jonathon Valente/Smithsonian Usage Restrictions No restrictions. License Public Domain 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.