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April 2014 - Bird Migration

It was a long, hard winter in the Northeast and Midwest, and one that continues to linger.  Spring could not come soon enough for most of us, but with each passing day, subtle hints of spring appear.  Some of the most welcome signs are the sound and sight of songbirds returning from their overwintering grounds in the tropics.  These tiny birds have an amazing migration, traveling thousands of miles between overwintering and breeding habitats mostly at night, when they navigate by stars.  The Northern Research Station has a talented cadre of wildlife biologists devoted to understanding these animals and doing research that informs habitat conservation efforts.  This month we feature a scientist, research, a product and partnership all related to bird migration.  

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