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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Birds and Climate Change

This brand new report from Audubon finds that 58 percent of the species studied have shifted their winter ranges north and some have traveled hundreds of miles beyond their traditional boundaries.

Purple Finches have moved 433 miles north
Ring-billed Gulls have moved 355 miles north
Spruce Grouse have moved 316 miles north

Other birds have nowhere to go as their habitat shrinks, including Burrowing Owl, meadowlarks, and Vesper Sparrows.

The world is changing...can we change enough to help those birds that will be disadvantaged by our new warmer world order?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting for sure, heard about this on the national news! Interesting isn't it!

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