Monday, April 29, 2013

Warblers, Warblers, and More Warblers

The massive migration of Warblers is underway.  Birds are showing up in our backyards from the Neotropic regions.  Its easy to just admire the bird once they show up and forget everything thing else facing that bird.   The migratory birds face shrinking environments, climate change, and the Human World.  These warblers overcome huge challenges to make it back to their breeding grounds.  Its important not to forget the perils of migration and the role they play in making their species healthy and successful.

Warblers don't tell this story themselves.  They just do what they do.  It is our responsibility not to make their voyage easier, but to respect their journey and to understand the role they play for our world.  Simple things matter a lot and simple choices can change a lot about our world.  There's an increasing awareness about bird-friendly coffee and that is something that I care a lot about.  I am working on a full post for that and hopefully it will be up soon.  In the meantime, look for new migrants outside!

 Black-and-White Warbler
Yellow Warbler

2013 Year List: 146
Black-and-White Warbler
Chimney Swift
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Baltimore Oriole

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