Is Bird Migration Getting More Dangerous?



From Cornell Lab of Ornithology: “Bird migra­tion capitalizes on seasonal surges in pro­tein and nutrients—like insect hatches and fruiting seasons—that are needed for breeding. These globe-spanning voyages might seem extreme, but most migratory birds don’t make their entire journey in one trip. Instead, they play a game of hemispheric hopscotch, skip­ping from one migratory stopover site to the next, like a family minivan hitting rest stops on a cross-country road trip.”
From the map you can see that the western Lake Erie basin lights up for spring and fall, but most of Ohio important during fall migration.
Information courtesy of the Ohio Division of Wildlife

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