Weather Radar Shows Spring Bird Migration

Reposted from The Cliff Mass Weather Blog Weather Radar Shows Spring Bird Migration Every day I have been checking the weather radar for signs of the northward migration of our feathered friends, and Wednesday night I finally saw it. Ornithologists and those tracking the seasonal migration of birds have used weather radar for decades.  The…

Declining rainfall, bugs, and birds

Via Eurekalert Smithsonian scientists find declining rainfall is a major influence for migrating birds Instinct and the annual increase of daylight hours have long been thought to be the triggers for birds to begin their spring migration. Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, however, have found that that may not be the case. Researchers…