Let’s Talk About Parks: Bird Migration

JAN 12, 2016 

Do you sense that it is a bit quieter than usual in the woods during these winter months? If you were in one of our city parks in the late fall — or early winter because the weather was mild — and looked skyward, you may have seen and heard a flock of geese or ducks flying in a V formation as they made their way to warmer weather. These — and many of the hundreds of other bird species in our region — do this migration out of an instinct for survival. Throughout eons these birds have learned that to survive they must avoid intolerable conditions like severe cold, ice and lack of food. They have found that the best way to avoid these conditions is to fly to warmer climates, and the safest way to do that is in a group formation... Read the article