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Most coffee is grown industrially in wide-open fields with few places for birds and other species to live. But some farmers are returning to a more sustainable method, growing coffee under layers of natural tree canopy. The Smithsonian Institute certifies coffee as Bird Friendly if it meets a rigorous standard for habitat quality. On Bring Birds Back podcast, host Tenijah Hamilton discusses how coffee growing practices can benefit birds. Learn more at BirdNote.org.