Date: 4/5/21 11:59 am
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Re: Question about robins at night
>
> What birds eat is such an important question in our understanding of them.
> And their survival.
> It is great that us birders can contribute to that knowledge about their
> food-web, their food-chains.
> Each habitat's ecosystem is largely the sum of its food-webs (i.e.,
> especially the carbon cycle part of the system, the nitrogen cycle, etc),
> of course.
> And changes in some food-webs may be one of the major causes of the
> decline of some birds.
> Google "decline in bird population" to get some articles on this
> topic, such as this one...
>
>
> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silent-skies-billions-of-north-american-birds-have-vanished/
>
> Birders reporting their field observations, especially through eBird and
> standardized counts, is very important to enable science to keep monitoring
> and learning about this changing situation. Our field work is making a
> difference. Keep up the great work.
> Tom Robben,
> Glastonbury
>
>
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