• The Birds are All Right

    1 month ago - By 10,000 Birds

    It was the month of March, 2017, when I went to Lake Cuitzeo to check up on our migratory waterfowl and shorebirds one last time before they travelled north to breed. But that time, I was shocked to find that about half the birds I had expected were missing - along with half the lake.
    Lake Cuitzeo is Mexico's second largest lake, and its uniformly shallow waters make it a powerful magnet for dabbling ducks and shorebirds. But that same shallowness makes the lake extremely vulnerable to drought, and the shallower western half sometimes dries up completely in years with low rains. Back in...
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