• The Drought's Effect on Avian Survival

    1 month ago - By Ornithology

    Models of environmental conditions demonstrate that long term drought can affect the species diversity of birds. The lack of water and the temperature that goes along with it stresses the birds, although different species may respond differently.I can see the effects in my own backyard in northern California. The winter of 2019-2020 saw a reasonable amount of rainfall. The following spring I heard and saw a variety of songbirds singing and nesting my yard; every one of my six nest boxes was utilized. Tree Swallows, Western Bluebirds, Bewick's Wrens, Oak Titmice, and Ash-throated...
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