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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Prepping for the Fall Migration

It's July and it's hot and gross, and the thrills of springtime birding have faded. Birds aren't singing much in July, and it's too hot and the foliage is too thick for anyone to want to look for them.

The good news, though, is that fall, with its crisp air and...pumpkins, is right around the corner. And fall brings the fall migration.

To prep for the coming aviary influx, check out this great website: Migration of Birds from the Northern Prarie Wildlife Research Center. It's fantastic. There are in-depth articles explaining every detail of bird migration from our early ideas about it to "flight speed and migration rates" to a very interesting "patterns of migration" section.

Plus, there are lots of cool illustrations like this:

Check out the site. Get excited.
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