It is also a reminder of how fragile nature can be. Our natural world is constantly at risk and changing. Piping Plovers and American Kestrels are two beautiful examples of threaten birds in Connecticut. Both are suffering due to the loss of habitat along with other issues. But habitat loss seriously affects these birds. Plover nest on the beach and Kestrels on open fields. These are highly prized spaces for development and the birds are the ones who lose their habitat.
This is my Earth Day post of asking you to just be a little more aware of these key and diminishing habitats. So try to find some time to take a walk through a field or one the beach and try to imagine new ways that we can co-exist and share space with the great diversity species of the world. Enjoy birding and go birding!
Say Goodbye to the Northern Pintails...
Say Hello to Piping Plovers, a Species of Concern here in CT...
...and American Kestrels
Connecticut DEEP Links
Piping Plover Fact Sheet - Link Here
American Kestrel Fact Sheet - Link Here