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Spring bird migration predicted in daily forecasts
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1 in 8 bird species threatened with extinction
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Bluebirds are back
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Spring snowstorms bring death to migrating birds

Spring bird migration predicted in daily forecasts

Just as meteorologists use radar to predict your weather, scientists are using radar to make daily forecasts and real-time illustrations of the spring bird migration. And you can check their forecast whenever you wish. Read More

1 in 8 bird species threatened with extinction

Roughly one in eight bird species around the world face potential extinction because of agricultural practices, logging, invasive species, hunting, climate change and habitat loss.

That’s 1,469 of the world’s 10,996 bird species, according to BirdLife International. Overall, 40 percent of the world’s bird species are in decline, according to the group’s new report, The State of the World’s Birds. And that is a clear sign of poor health in one ecosystem after another around the world, as humans continue to put the biosphere into a tailspin. Read More

bluebirds are back

As the last snows of winter recede, it is so good to see bluebirds again. Grant Park has done a great job over the past decade restoring habitat and providing good housing.

Spring snowstorms bring death to migrating birds

[Cross-posted at my other blog, Gathering Runes.]

While big April snowstorms are not common in Wisconsin, they do happen now and then. But the two feet dumped on Green Bay this past weekend not only set a state record for April, it also ranks second on the list of all-time recorded snowfalls, second only to a 29-inch snowfall in March 1888.

And the birds migrating north flew right into it. Read More

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