Sunday, May 7, 2017

El Nuevo Muelle Silencioso

Thus far it's been a tough spring to find any sort of concentration or diversity of warblers. Songbirds in general seem rather sparse. While the situation may change in coming days, this has been the most lackluster spring migration I've experienced since becoming a birder in 1993.  Surely unfavorable winds and weather have impacted migrant turnout so far. However consider the following...

Nearly 400 Birds Migrate Hundreds Of Miles Only To Fatally Crash Into Texas Building

Or this...

Vikings Stadium: Reflector of Light, Murderer of Birds

Or those neonicotinoids that are causing colony collapse in the honeybees...They are most likely killing our insectivorous birds as well.

"Popular Pesticides Linked to Drops in Bird Populations"

And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Birds, enjoy them while you can.

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