Forum > Birds In The News > Seaside Sparrows Caught Between Predators, Rising Seas

Webmaster Posted 12-Jul-2017 07:28
Joined:

Posts:
06-Mar-2014

1115
From Science Daily, New York Times, Guardian and BBC on 12-Jul-2017 07:28

Sea-level rise is a problem for saltmarsh birds, but so is predation, and birds sometimes find themselves caught between two threats: They can nest lower in vegetation to avoid predators, putting them at risk of flooding, or move up to keep dry but risk getting eaten. A new study finds that pressure from predators increases flooding risk for seaside sparrow nests -- but that protecting them from predators could also mitigate the effects of climate change.


View Full Article

 
HawkOwl Web Design