The Birds in the Yard May Look Very Different By 2075

November 8, 2014 3:07 PM

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A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey, published in PLOS ONE, predicts that in 60 years,the distribution of bird species across the nation is going to be very different, due to changes in climate, habitat encroachment by humans and other factors.

“Habitat loss is a strong predictor of bird extinction at local and regional scales,” Terry Sohl, a USGS scientist and the author of the report, said in a press release published in ScienceDaily. “Shifts in species’ ranges over the next several decades will be more dramatic for some bird species tha...

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