On our latest show (October 13 2019): The Kirtland’s Warbler comes back from the brink; a plan to save the Marbled Murrelet; sea level rise threatens Cape Cod; and electric power comes to trucks and ships.
Scientists from seven institutions, including the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, have discovered that North America has lost 2.9 billion birds in the last half- century.
Pesticide causes weight loss and delayed migration
September 12, 2019
The widespread neonicotinoide insecticides used widely by farmers across North America may have long-term detrimental effects on the population of songbirds like White-crowned Sparrows, especially as they migrate. Rapid declines of these birds are already occurring.
Friend of the show Lindsay McNamara shares in her blog 20-something Environmentalist about a day out banding Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in Pennsylvania. Includes plenty of photos and videos explaining the process!