By Sara Fraser, CBC News Posted: Nov 08, 2016 6:00 AM AT Last Updated: Nov 08, 2016 6:00 AM AT
There's been a big drop in the number of woodland birds on P.E.I. according to recent surveys, says the Island Nature Trust.
The surveys aren't part of a structured monitoring program, but the group said it's seeing a general trend towards fewer forest birds across the Island.
"If we're not out there on the ground, these things catch up to us," said Megan Harris, the executive director of the trust.
"And before we realize what's going on, we're trying to scramble to fix something that we don't fully understand."