Birds of a feather flock together, and we’re celebrating all of them!
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) is just around the corner! This year’s IMBD will focus on the importance of habitat to birds. By protecting birds and their habitat we’re benefiting all other species, including humans! Did you know that birds act as pollinators? Without them would have fewer flowering plants and foods that depend on pollinators.
One habitat that is critical for birds in the Northeast region is the Atlantic shorelines. The American oystercatcher is one such bird that depends on the shore for survival. Their diet consists of mussels, clams, and as their name would suggest–oysters–as well as other small sea creatures.
We’ll be celebrating migratory birds all week! Each day we’ll highlight a #ScienceWoman working to protect our feathered friends. Stay tuned!