Why Birds Matter? Every year, in between Tax Day and May Day, millions of people celebrate Earth Day, and while I am among them, my personal appreciation for the planet does not peak until the late spring and early summer. The reason: the arrival of the birds. Many migratory birds fly thousands of miles, braving bad weather and bad luck–collisions with skyscrapers, wind turbines, communications towers, power lines and jets, not to mention too-close encounters with domestic cats–to return to [...]
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