TITLE

Earlier Birds

AUTHOR(S)
Reebs, Stéphan
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Natural History;Dec2007/Jan2008, Vol. 116 Issue 10, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the results of a study conducted by a team led by Tim H. Sparks, an ecologist at the Natural Environment Research Council in Monks Wood, England, on the arrival and departure dates of thirty-three migrant bird species. Birds returning from a winter's retreat are showing up in England earlier and earlier each spring as a result of global warming, a new study confirms. Unexpectedly, populations in decline show a less pronounced shift than thriving ones do, sparking fears that ecologists have underestimated the effect of rising temperatures on migratory birds.
ACCESSION #
27586646

 

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