Our new paper, Enigmatic declines in bird numbers in lowland forest of eastern Ecuador may be a consequence of climate change, reports on widespread declines in bird populations across species within a largely undisturbed forest of western Amazonia.  Populations varied but were largely stable until recent years when both species found in understory and canopy declined dramatically.  The last few years have experienced particularly strong ENSO effects.  These larger scale climate impacts are correlated with population declines and may function via their impacts on food resources and population recruitment.  To read more visit the PeerJ site here.