Canary in the Arctic Coal Mine: Warming Harms Migratory Birds

As Arctic snows melt earlier in the year, insects are emerging ahead of schedule. That’s bad news for some migratory songbirds, such as the red knot, that depend on the bugs as fuel before their long flights south.

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Last updated on 30 August 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Climate Change
Species: 
Calidris canutus rufa
Species group: 
Birds