Spring is here - Spring arrives overnight with birds

Spring is here - Spring arrives overnight with birds

Sometimes it feels like spring comes overnight and in the case of birds, the arrival of migrant songbirds actually does happen overnight.  Many of these birds accomplish long nocturnal flights traveling from the tropics to the northern parts of North America in the spring, and back again in the fall.  Some species travel for up to 88 hours without rest!  Migration is a stressful task for birds - and sometimes an equally stressful task for those wishing to study the process.  Read on to learn more about bird migration (with an emphasis on nocturnal and neotropical migrants) and how it is studied.

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