The Dangers of an Early Spring

Many of the songbirds that spend winters in our backyards spend the spring and summer months breeding in the Alaskan Arctic. For example, those of you living in New York State have probably observed dark-eyed juncos, American tree sparrows and American robins at your bird feeders. Populations of all three of these species travel up to 3,000 miles to the tundra every spring to find a mate and start a family, and then they take the whole journey all over again, in reverse, just two short months later.

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