Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wildlife Migration Begins

Goodbye little Ruby-throat. Good luck,

The National Wildlife Federation reminds us many different species of birds will now begin their fall migration.
Songbirds, waterfowl, raptors and hummingbirds travel north and south each year, some as far as the tropics. Caribou and pronghorn shift their range based on the season to ensure access to food. Even insects such as monarch butterflies and green darner dragonflies travel great distances to survive the oncoming winter.

One of the greatest things about fall migration is that it offers some pretty awesome wildlife watching opportunities. Get outside this fall and see what migratory species you can spot. You can report your sightings on National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch website, on Twitter or even using your iPhone.

Hummingbird lovers should check out the video at that same page.


Photo: from National Geographic website

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