As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday 19 August 2018

Mapping endangered red knots' remote breeding habitat

Date:  August 1, 2018
Source:  American Ornithological Society Publications Office

Red knots make an amazing journey from their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic to their winter habitat in South America and back each year. Their numbers have fallen precipitously in recent decades, and with such a broad range, determining what's behind the shorebird's decline is a huge challenge. A new study has determined that while there is plenty of breeding habitat to support today's population, climate change could pose a threat in the future.

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