30 Nov '17, 5am

A new study reveals that Whooping Cranes take wing earlier in spring due to #climatechange.

Birds Tell Us That We Need To Act On Climate Pledge to stand with Audubon as we call on the new administration to listen to science and work toward climate solutions. Sign the Pledge As a curious teenager, Mary Bomberger Brown always looked forward to April, when she’d watch large shadows gather in the evening sky and assemble themselves on the Platte River in central Nebraska: some 500,000 Sandhill Cranes making their way north to breed in Canada. Occasionally, a few extra travelers would grace the brownish-gray flock. “You would see little groups of these great big, white birds, The Whoopers," Bomberger Brown recalls fondly. "It was an extra little treat to see the lovely, elegant creatures." But that was the late 1970s, and since then something has changed. After decades of counting on Whooping Cranes to stop in Nebraska in April, Bomberger Brown, now a shorebird resear...

Full article: http://www.audubon.org/news/climate-change-has-whooping-c...

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