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Auk Editor Pick - Migrating Birds Pile Up Along Great Lakes’ Shores


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Birds prefer to migrate at night—so much so that if day breaks while they’re over water, they’ll turn back toward the nearest shore rather than pressing on. That’s the key finding of a new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, which used weather radar to examine the behavior of birds crossing the Great Lakes. Read the press release at https://americanornithologypubsblog.org/2016/12/07/migrating-birds-pile-up-along-great-lakes-shores/.

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